I love NZ,
Spent a year there back in 2005 between working & travelling. Got to see pretty much the entire country & loved every bit of it. I highly recommend a visit & am hoping to move there myself in a couple of years time (hopefully after having worked on the cruise ships if all things go to plan - first contract starts 9th march 08 on the tahitian princess in french polynesia so fingers crossed!).
If anyone gets the chance to visit NZ - do it !!