If you wish to stay in NZ longer than your visitor visa allows, you must apply for a further visitor visa before your current one expires.
For information on the application process, please refer to the Related question "How do I apply for a visitor visa?"
The process to extend a visitor visa is the same as when applying for it the first time.
Please note, however, that visitors to New Zealand are limited to a maximum stay on a visitor visa, which is further explained in this Answer item.
If you have reached your maximum time (as per above link) , more time on a visitor visa may only be considered in the following circumstances:
This answer was last updated on 18 September, 2012.
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