Hi Carrie, I have lived 10 years in NZ, than moved more than a year ago to Melbourne, Australia with my chocolate company. You can say I have a recent NZ chocolate experience. NZ is more behind Australia in chocolates, so there is room, But after the US you might get shocked about small population. There is a lot of pacific in NZ, but colder. Country life. Prices different. I was not the best to make big profit, but did love my work! Why don't you call me on Skype - I am "smartdiva".