Images: Ah... the memories, I had a chance to put my New Zealand images up tonight: http://bytejunky.net/photos/
I agree with Glynn, New Zealand is a comfortable place to be. If I had to move anywhere, NZ would be my first choice.
GUADEC: Well I am a GUADEC virgin and this year will be my debut visit. Flights are booked and I believe there is a botanical garden that might be worth a visit in Stuttgart too.