I have a recollection (possibly faulty) that an AU-NZ agreement a few years ago mandated cross recognition of each others Telepermit's (& other standards) as part of the harmonisation of standards between the two countries.
Certainly the 1998 Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement most goods sold in one country can be sold in the other without having to meet any further sales-related requirements (http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Media-and-publications/Publications/Trade-matters/0-cer.php). However, I thought there was a more recent agreement related to standards harmonisation.
After being told by a sales person at TeleEXPRESS (= Telecom) that they do not sell any corded 2-line phone, I asked about the AU-NZ telepermit issue. They were adament there is no cross recognition.
Is anyone able to confirm whether or not there is cross recognition Telepermit's?
We currently have a couple of Uniden cordless 2-line phones (again not cheap), but the call quality is often poor + my personal preference is to have a corded phone. Also keen to have a 'non-powered' phone, particularly given the drama of two recent power cuts in Wellington.