I went to see Veronica of Kiwi Gifts, the local yarn shop in Queens- town. It was from Veronica that I bought my first spinning wheel, an Ashford Kiwi, in March 2005. She sells mostly yarns and knits and no spinning wheels, but will order from the manufacturer on request. Last year she carried Corriedale fiber, but this year, her fibers are mostly merino, dyed and natural. On the coffee table are a sampling of the merino fiber, my first purchase in NZ this year.