Hey, G —
Thanks for the reply. Yep, I’ll be here for the winter, taking care of all your computer needs. Won’t be many people here, so yep, you’re lucky.
Z is spot-on with her camera recommendations. I’ve got both a P&S, and a dSLR. Love ’em both. A tripod is a must have for those winter nights, too.
As a first timer, and a winterover, bring the gear they issue you in Christchurch. You may not need it, but if you do, you’ll be glad you have it.
I’d also suggest your own sheets, pillow, comforter, and stuff like that. And don’t forget a six-month supply of your favorite toiletries. Bring workout clothes, too, if you’re into the fitness stuff.
Read all the discussions on this site for the last few months, regardless of what the subject is. We tend to digress frequently, and there’s some informational gems buried here.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get here in time to meet Mike Poole, the guy who runs this site.
See you soon!