Does anyone have experience with establishing a NZ bank account from overseas? The main purpose would be to transfer a deposit to hold a bach we would be renting. (Most of the bach owners do not accept credit cards). It would also be used as a temporary travel account.
I've looked at several banks- Most require a NZ residence. Some have cards you can purchase once in NZ that would act like an ATM or EFPOS card. (Although that would not help me now to secure a rental bach.)
Any insight or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.