Well, folks, I don't know if you knew this, but every day - Monday to Saturday, that is - I check the exchange rates. Specifically, the Pound and the US dollar. The Pound is still very good for an importer (like me!) - the current rate is 2.12 NZ dollars to the Pound, which is very reasonable. The US dollar isn't quite so hot as it's been, but the rate is still OK, at 1.47 of our $ to theirs.
Last night, we watched the Battle of Helm's Deep, on the extended DVD. Rather brutal, and very nearly a defeat for the good guys, but Gandalf showed up with the Rohirrim (the Horse-lords of Rohan) just in time.