I really need to get to Europe soon, with with everything awesome in South America and Canada/Alaska I just don't have the time!
...and brought back many good memories. I lived in New Zealand in the 1990's and I did a lot of paragliding in the Wakatipu basin. Had a quick look at your TR as well - and the Torlesse Range was another memorable one, not least since it was the nearest to Christchurch where I was living at the time (used to ride thermals along the ridge from Foggy Peak to Mt Torlesse)
Looks like you had a wonderful trip!
best wishes, Mark