Who can come to New Zealand without requesting to travel?
You can come here without first requesting to travel if you are:
a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
a resident with valid travel conditions, unless you got a resident visa outside New Zealand and you have never used it to travel here
a partner or dependent child of a New Zealand citizen or resident, and your visa is based on this relationship
a diplomat who holds a post in New Zealand
Australian citizens or permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand.