Hey Terry its great to hear from someone else in New Zealand. Yes it can be very hard to find the gear sometimes but there are a few places to go. as mentioned above WPS in wellington are very helpful and if you live away from wellington they can open an account for you. Most of us avid film uses tend to order film from online stores such as freestyle in the US which even with a bad Kiwi dollar is still cheaper. For developing gear and tents etc try trademe.co.nz, thats where i got most of my stuff. For more lens and actual camera related equipment then contact Al at Big Als Camera shop (I atually work in the shop from time to time), we deal with antique photography equipment and can try and find you the equipment that you need.