Thanks guys for taking the time to post such a great update. You made it all sound so easy which Im sure it wasnt but its so useful for all of us planning the big move to have someone lay out all the details as it feels like there is so much that needs to be done once landed.
We flew that way last time we went to Adelaide. We also added in a stopover in Fiji for an extra £50 each, and I agree, Air New Zealand are fab. We are both very tall and there was plenty of leg room and the food and wine are top notch.
Sounds like you are settling in well. Best of luck.