Hi, happyfunball. The dealership was City Nissan, Takapuna, Auckland, from whom I purchased my Pulsar many years ago but who were, of course, unable to help me to upgrade to an EV. For this I had to work through an independent registered dealer. Please let us all know what Nissan Wellington (Gazley) are able to find. I suspect there are regrets all round about this situation. You have to sympathize somewhat with Nissan NZ's approach in abandoning EVs. They couldn't compete on price with late-model Leaf imports, those cars' original purchase prices having been subsidised, I understand, by governments willing to support EV adoption in a way not countenanced by NZ Government.
Hi Leaflearner! I will update the thread next week with my experiences.
I think this issue will come up for other EV's soon, like the Ionic and BMW i3, eGolf etc. A Japanese import will be much cheaper due to subsidies by the Japanese government. I'm not sure how VW and Hyundai honour warranties for imports though, they might be better than Nissan.