WOW, Ernie ... You get the award for the guy who is farthest away from the Northern Hemisphere. Welcome to the best source of repair and rehab info this side of Wikipedia.
Since you won the America's Cup, I haven't spoken to a Kiwi ... guess its time to get over it, huh?
If you have a project question, remember to post pics, explain the situation, and be generous with your "Like" button when you get thoughtful advice (which will happen rarely because most guys here have behavioral limitations) ...
Seriously, glad to have you here ... and you brought New Zealand bikinis with you??