If you get chance get down to the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch and freeze your ass off. It's well worth it. And you'll learn a lot about Antarctica and Gondwanaland.
Spent all of Sunday morning in A&E in Christchurch. My dad was rushed in because of some post-op comnplications. It was better than most UK A&E departments but there is still an air of hopelessness to most A&Es. Everything ok now and I have found an internet cafe. Hooray.