NZIS received my Passport. They said final visa stuff should be processed within 2-3 weeks. Hopefully that means by the very beginning of April I will have my Passport back.
My plan now is to leave either the 3rd or 10th of May. I believe I'll be able to get a one way ticket for about $900. I think i'll try to buy it before the 12th of March on Air NZ so that I get the larger baggage allowance. It is being reduced for all flights purchased after the 12th.
Still no job. That will be dealt with in time though. If I have to move without a job, it will be okay. I can temp.