Don't agree with that.
Well, take it up with the NZTA, because that's how it is. Maybe you just got off an easy tester.
The full test was 1 hour, it's now 30 minutes (20 minutes driving).
The restricted test was 30 minutes it's now 1 hour (45 minutes driving).
The failure rate for restricted tests since the change has skyrocketed. I don't know what the rate for full licence failures is now, but as I say, would be really interesting to find out.