I've spent 6 days in New Zealand and spent most of the time in Rotorua visiting a friend (Karena - I worked with her in Salisbury).
The small bit of NZ I saw was excellent. Very green/attractive and friendly. I mainly relaxed but saw a few lakes, a geiyser and went to a Mouri cultural "show" (got to see the Hakka). I also went luging (down a hill on a sledge with brakes and stearing) - fast and fun !
In Auckland I managed to find a pub open at 8am to show a re-run of the Wales Vs Ireland rugby match. Shame about the result but was good to see some 6 nations action.
Off to the land of Oz next...