There's an outside chance that I may be starting work in New Zealand (southern end of thew North Island) in the forseeable future. As I'll be attempting to keep running expenditure to a minimum I'm looking at buying an expendable el-cheapo (older used Jap or newish Chinese) 125 or 250 as a commuting hackso I'll be bike equipped. I'll also be unrequired, footloose and fancy free at weekends so are there any biking must dos or must sees within striking distance of the Wellington/Palmerston North kind of area for day and weekend trips? Equally, are there any roads/areas to be avoided where possible? Any advice on riding in Kiwiland much appreciated.