My first time in NZ, my $200 US only got me $150 NZ...but then I could also walk down to the village from Lincoln College with only one NZ dollar in my pocket and get 3 pieces of fish and chips (wrapped in a newspaper), then walk across the street and get a jug of beer -- and still have a couple cents left over. Ahhh, the good old days...

Best of luck in your endeavors, Sean!

Vaughn