The long and short of it is it's going to cost you $50 to fly here.
The Civil Aviation Authority requires that you be a NZHGPA member to fly in New Zealand.
There is simply no way around it, it's a law.
Visiting pilot membership is $50 and is good for 4 months.
Any of the local instructors can help you sort it out.
More information can be found here.
Here's some of the local club pilots that have agreed to help visiting pilots out.
Please keep in mind that they're doing this on their free time, so they might not always be available. There should be at least someone to help ya out though.
Our PG Safety Officer Dominic Eller 03 442 8520
I'm the web guy, Jim Rooney 020 4010 1926
Keith Clapson 021941931
I'll get some more contacts up as people raise their hands.