Hey there Jim, that's good news. Wellington is a great city to live in. The art/culture scene there is the best (of the big cities).
"The NZ scenery just explodes your eyeballs, shakes your visual sensibilities right to the core."
You'll get used to it . Great to have another photographer over this way.
I believe Sean has actually lived there (moved from the US himself, and apug founder also), he may chime in with some suggestions. Welcome along.