Sorry to the mods if this is in the wrong place, but as a shaving enthusiast it's become apparent there are very few places you can go to see and feel the shaving product like badger brushes, or blade handles.
So long story, there's a new store open in Riccarton mall called shavers+, there's an Aussie website - shavershop.com.au.
I changed to double edged shaving many months ago and estimate I've saved hundreds of dollars from rolling into Gillette's pockets!
Worth a look if you're in the Chch region. If you've got any questions there are awesome websites out there like badger and blade, or simply post below.