Yep. I lived in the North Island for awhile and traveled to the south briefly. 200speed film with 15 and 21mm lenses should be fine. Perhaps I will try to find a super tiny and light tripod but staying light weight is most important for me. The cold is nothing to me, I enjoy it...my friend however might be a bit uncomfortable...

We have a very detailed plan and maps of locations around each city for hostels, food and services. We will be flying into Christchurch and exploring Tekapo, Queenstown, Dunedin, Blenheim, Nelson, Picton and ferrying over to Wellington to see some friends before the flight home.

Flights and buses have been paid for and we have money for food and hostels in NZD on our debit cards ready. All we need to do is look at what touristy things we want to do an allocate money for them. Museums, hiking and other interesting sites are already agreed on and in the plan.