Hi, moved from Australia a little while ago and I'm still struggling to understand why things in NZ costs so much more than in Australia. Even identical products at the same store.
Is this purely due to lack of competition in NZ and extra GST? The exchange rate explanation doesn't fly.
For many things it's significant cheaper for me to buy an identical product online, pay delivery and GST than it is to buy local. Price difference is significant enough to run the warranty risk.