Many broadband internet plans give you free local traffic; check with your ISP. Unfortunately, the converse is also true; many NewZealand hosts get charged for international traffic. We have linked to a distribution mirrors page where possible; if you are outside of NewZealand, please check that first!
Newer versions of LinuxDistributions offer feature updates and security fixes. It is always worth being up to date.
Most modern distributions support automatic updating, so please check the page for your distribution.
Sure; check out our GettingLinux page.
Work your way down the list from the top. You might have make sure your reverse DNS lookup ends in .nz.
The CS department at Auckland University maintains not very up-to-date iso images for many distributions.
The University of Canterbury maintains a regularly updated set of Linux distributions and updates.
Fedora and CentOS.
Note from site: Access to this mirror is restricted to .nz users only (please ensure your reverse dns entry is correct before emailing me !)
Previously run by Barry Murphy at unix.co.nz, the fast.co.nz mirrors are gone due to hardware issues and hosting drying up, and are not planning on being replaced.
Whatever it is, you'll find it at one of: