Thats complete rubbish. Netflix is the modern bootlegger. Exactly analogous to the DVD replicator that makes a few extra copies on the side and sells them at full price without the content producer knowing about it.
You believe that by paying full price to the DVD replicator that you're not hurting anyone and that the issue is between the DVD replicator and the producer. So not your problem. Now that the producer is trying to prevent the replicator making those extra unauthorised copies on the side you are siding with the replicator. The money never went into any legal channel just into the replicators pocket.
Netflix does not have the legal right to distribute the content in New Zealand. You are aware of their terms and conditions. You are deliberately lying about your location to allow Netflix to sell you content that it does not have the legal right to sell to you. How can this be a grey area? It is directly analogous the bootlegger - not the pirate copy selling bootlegger making a copy of a copy but the one selling you copies directly from their master copy.
I don't see how you can compare Netflix to a bootlegger. Are you accusing them of purposely and knowingly selling content beyond their license conditions? Better be prepared for a libel suit.
Your logic is also flawed regarding the customer. No-one would knowingly pay full price for an illegal DVD. If the customer doesn't know it has been copied, then the customer has bought it in good faith and can hardly be held accountable. You can say what you like about geo-unblocking but this analogy does not even begin to hold up.
As far as lying about my location goes, I would argue that it is a matter of personal privacy. Where I live is no-one else's business and hiding one's IP address is a legitimate and accepted practice. It is outrageous to me that anyone thinks they have a right to that information, and that they would use it for something as silly as denying me my right to access information. The idiot who thought that one up needs to be taken out and spanked.