How long are you over here for mate?
1 months. Approximately 2 weeks north then 2 weeks south (not making it as far south as Dunedin this time though). A solid plan of lots of mountains/hills, miles run and beers.
Sounds a whole lot better than freezing your tits off in Scotland, I'm in Christchurch for Xmas/New year, let me know if your passing through and need someone to show you the best mountains.