ranton: Hmmm tempted to try it... but wondering if its possible to revert to the New Zealand Specific firmware any way?
This reply wont be much help, but I understand it's possible to take a backup of your existing ROM. I've got ROM Manager installed (from the Market).
My understanding, looking at the options, you can take a backup of your existing ROM (and later restore to it). That's what it sounds like you want to do.
Now you just have to find someone who can give you a straight answer ;-)