We went out to open a bank account today at ANZ. It was really easy, took us only 20 minutes and costs nothing.
We were advised by a nice guy from France who chattered a bit about how cool and safe New Zealand is, where to look for a car and how he moved here :)
Before that we took a first look at a car market - which actually consisted of ten cars in total. But we met a German couple leaving soon and their car looks quite cool. It's 2600$ though, so we decided to wait a bit and get some more impressions.
Tomorrow we will check out the Ellerslie car market, hoping there will be a bit more to see.