Sure, internet censorship isn’t wild in New Zealand. But did you know that the country is a part of 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 VPN in New Zealand
- Connect multiple devices to one account
- Watch rugby and other sports securely
- Keep your online data private 24/7
Get a local New Zealand IP with a VPN
3 simple steps are all it takes to get a local New Zealand IP with a VPN:
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Keep your 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 connection if they see you using too much data 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.
*We prohibit using Surfshark services for any unlawful purposes as it is against our Terms of Service. Please be sure to act in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of streaming service providers
Why you should choose Surfshark
Mask your VPN with obfuscated servers
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.
Feel safe with our no-logs policy
Surfshark has a strict no-logs policy, which means it never collects data about your activity online. Surfshark hides your IP address, browsing history, used bandwidth, and other personal information that would be threatened without a VPN.
Keep your IP address hidden
A VPN hides your local IP (Internet Protocol) address so that 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.
Should you use a free VPN in New Zealand
The short answer is no. You don’t want to use a free VPN in New Zealand or anywhere else in the world. While a premium VPN protects your privacy, a free VPN puts it at risk.
Free VPN providers need to make money, and they do so by showing loads of ads and, in some cases, collecting and selling your data to third parties.
With a premium VPN, all money comes from the subscription that you pay for, so you don’t have to worry about your privacy being violated.
How to set up a VPN for New Zealand?
- Find a premium VPN that keeps no activity 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 as long as you don’t do anything illegal while connected. So make sure to stick to the law and the terms of service of your service provider when you’re using a VPN.
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 tried 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 data sent from the device to the server is encrypted before anyone has the chance to intercept it.
For a more detailed look into the subject, read our article on how a VPN works.