Hi all,

I have NZ resident visa and I arrived here in mid 2016. I stayed in NZ for two and a half years. During this stay I did not drive in NZ. Afterwards I have to go to my home country for few months. Now I am back in NZ and I have a valid driving license from my home country. Please let me know can I drive a car in NZ using my overseas license for next few months till I apply for conversion? My home country license is not included in the exempted countries list.
I am bit confused because my friend told me I can not drive because I stayed longer than a year in NZ earlier (two and a half year).
Please give your suggestions.