Pioneer Village in Stratford has this tiny phone exchange building from the past. "The Cardiff Exchange was built in 1889 and was moved to Mr I J Harrison’s property on Climie Road, then later re-sited at Taranaki Pioneer Village on 18.12.85. The telephone exchange is part of the old Inglewood Post Office Exchange from the same period and is part of what was a 100 line switchboard. A telephone office was opened in 1895 in Cardiff."
Yes, all the dial phones here in NZ have the numbers reversed from the US phones.
This is what a barber shop from the turn of the century would look like.