Sure, internet censorship isn’t wild in New Zealand. But did you know that the country belongs to the intelligence-sharing alliance Five Eyes (which includes the US)? If you want your data to stay safe from snoopers, both foreign and domestic, get yourself a New Zealand VPN.*
Get a private & secure New Zealand VPN
- Connect multiple devices to one account
- Watch rugby and other sports securely
- Keep your online data private 24/7
How to connect to NZ VPN
Here’s how connecting to a VPN looks in action:
Keep private data private
Stay safe on public Wi-Fi
If you’re going out or even traveling abroad, you want to be safe from the dangers of public Wi-Fi. Use a VPN, encrypt your traffic, and avoid hackers!
Avoid slow internet speeds
It’s possible that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) can slow down your internet if they see you using too much when downloading files, gaming online, or anything else. You can avoid this with a VPN because it encrypts your data so your ISP won’t know when to slow it down.
*Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in ways that would potentially violate Terms of Service of streaming service providers.
Why you should choose Surfshark
Surfshark uses advanced technology to mask VPN traffic, so nobody can tell you’re using a VPN. To avoid VPN blocks, you need a VPN that uses obfuscated servers. Surfshark is one of them.
Surfshark is proud to have a strict no-logs policy that ensures your connection and browsing activity will never be logged. Only you know what you do online.
By keeping your local IP (Internet Protocol) address masked, intruders have no way to learn your identity. The only IP address they see is the one that a VPN provides. Since hundreds of people share those IP addresses, you cannot be tracked.
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New Zealand VPN FAQ
How to set up a VPN for New Zealand?
- Find a paid VPN that keeps no logs, has servers in New Zealand, and offers a wide variety of additional features. Surfshark matches these criteria.
- Subscribe to the VPN. Paid VPNs are much better as they have no data or speed caps, can collect the funds to improve their software as well as servers, and have fewer incentives to collect (and sell) your data.
- Download and install the VPN client. For example, Surfshark supports Windows, macOS, Linux for computers, Android and iOS for phones and tablets, and more.
- Log into the app. Account email, password, you know the drill.
- Connect to a VPN server! Most VPN clients offer the option to connect to the fastest server, which is usually the geographically closest one. You can also search the server list for the one that suits your needs.
Are VPNs legal in New Zealand?
Yes, VPN use is legal in New Zealand.
What is a VPN connection?
A VPN connection is a protected tunnel that a VPN app establishes between your device and a VPN server. This connection is secure from prying eyes: if your internet service provider or anyone else in the chain between you and the VPN server would try to look into the browsing data, they would only see VPN use.
How does a VPN work?
A VPN works by having the app (the client) establish an encrypted connection tunnel to the VPN server via the internet. All the data sent from the device to the server is encrypted before the server decrypts it before forwarding it – and vice versa.
For a more detailed look into the subject, read our article on how a VPN works.