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Ultimate Geek

#275944 17-Sep-2020 19:04
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Trying to find a simple and free way to see if someone is in the North or South Island by there post code. 


Does anyone know of any "rules" around numbers.. i.e <3000 is South Island?

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Ultimate Geek

  #2567111 17-Sep-2020 19:17
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A quick Google pointed me to this:


And also this:


To quote the second link:


How postcodes work


Postcodes are four digits and each digit has a specific meaning.


The first digit of the postcode represents one of ten machine 'lines' (numbered 0 - 9), which process mail for a specific geographic region. These run north to south in ascending order.


The second and third digits reflect postal sort areas and our New Zealand Post delivery network - urban posties, New Zealand Post PO Boxes, Private Bags and RuralPost.


The fourth digit identifies the specific box lobby, rural delivery round or urban area.

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Ultimate Geek

  #2567114 17-Sep-2020 19:18
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Wikipedia says the first 2 digits relate to the region so 00-69 is North Island and 70-99 is South Island.





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Ultimate Geek

  #2567199 17-Sep-2020 21:44
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Didn't expect it to be that easy. Thanks lads.

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