thanks for this list, i'll need to know where to splash the cash once i've settled!.
Christchurch does have Broomfields, and Hands, so hopefully they'll keep me stocked before i have to look at shipping costs!.
I don't know where you are, but I'm in Auckland, If you are up this way, there is the Ribbon rose, in Mt Wellington, and The Embroiderer, which I think is in Birkenhead (North Shore) There is another one in Henderson, though I don't know the name. Both the Ribbon Rose and The Embroiderer, have online stores, but they are just not that good. The stores themselves are, but what they display they have online and what they actually have two different things.
I did find an NZ site where I can buy floss for $1.30 a skien, DMC. They are 180 locally, if you want that addy, Pm me, as I am unsure of the rules here about links to shops.