Linux geeks like the InterNet, of course. As members of the WaikatoLinuxUsersGroup a lot of us are regular internet users.
A large part of having internet access is picking an ISP; you might want to check out the IspFlames page to see which you do and don't like.
If you want faster than modem access you have a few options: ADSL JetStart/JetStream, ClearTempest (if you're lucky), or perhaps you might want to look into WirelessNetworking.
There are many great ways to waste time on the InterNet; we like to suggest UnderNet and editing this WikiWikiWeb.
You might want to look at NewZealandLinuxMirrors.