The US $1 is worth $2 NZ dollars. So I feel like everywhere I go they're having a 50% off sale! I haven't bought anything other than a phone card (and already used it up to talk to my mom), food, and postcards since I've arrived in NZ.
I've been staying in Auckland City YHA (hostel) on Liverpool Rd. and enjoying it very much. I'm meeting people from everywhere in the world.