All - this is mentioned on another thread specific to the Nine/Gem/Go issue - it is down it seems for good:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=94900&page_no=2

A sad day for FTA TV in NZ (even if it was never meant for us).  What with this and the soon-to-be-lost TVNZ7, our non-pay TV options are getting very poor.

It's almost like the broadcasters are giving us just two option - pay or pirate.