As it turns out, flying from north Queensland to New South Wales in Australia takes longer than flying from Australia to New Zealand. (Three and a half hours; two and a half hours.)
By that I mean that I have landed safely in Christchurch, New Zealand and am safely ensconced in a middle-aged lady's house, typing on her dial-up internet.
And by that I mean that I have a great deal of blogging catch up to do! Unfortunately with the dial up it might be difficult...
Lastly, I would like to note that there is a cruel irony to the fact that I have arrived here in "En Zed" (as they call it) just as season 2 of "Flight of the Conchords" has begun.