I wanted to use this as a place to announce to you all our new startup hosting service.
It's called HostSlash. It's run by Kiwis (obviously), however to start out the servers are US based (that will change as we grow, though).
Our goal, really, is to provide cheap hosting for people on a really tight budget. Having seen how much all of our friends in the IT industry pay for web hosting, we wanted to do something that could save them, and alot of other people, alot of money.
The plans start at $3.35 (USD) per month which is about $4.10 NZD at the time of writing and provides plenty of resources, definitely enough for personal or small business websites.
We also offer 99.9% uptime and a friendly, knowledgeable support team.
If you wanna find out more, you can go to http://www.hostslash.com/
Please provide feedback & comments on the prices, plans, service, design, content & whatever else.