Just to let people know, I contacted both Whitcoulls and Noel Leeming, and the Kobo Glo is supposed to be released on the 1/11 here. This is about a month after Canada, UK and a few other countries but isn't that bad and obviously better then the expected next year for the Kindle Paperwhite.
I didn't ask about pricing but from Google I noticed that the Kobo Glo was listed on NL/BB at $199 before. (This is about NZ$20 more then the US$129.99 price once you take in to account GST so isn't a bad price.) You may already be able to pre-order from NL in store.