I also recall interesting rules with regard to baccarat and betting pairs. If you bet a pair, you need to bet for banker/player/tie. I had not seen these rules before. Regardless, my luck wasn't that good so could be another reason why I don't remember many details. HA!
It was my first trip to New Zealand and I stayed near the Viaduct. Hopefully next time I'll get to see the All Blacks play. You know how I love sports!
I also had the chance to visit Wellington, but it was a short trip and I was in meetings while there. I did notice "Middle of Middle Earth" sign on the Wellington Airport and some sort of creature (i.e. presumably from The Hobbit) "flying" in the terminal.