My daughter is now living in Auckland NZ (and will be for maybe 2 years or more) and I'm thinking of getting her and her boyfriend a simple and easy to use telescope for them. I wish I had a scope when my wife and I went there last year because the views of the Southern Sky were fantastic (especially in the outskirts of Queenstown). I'm thinking that a small refractor would be best since they wouldn't have to mess around with mirror collimation. I'm willing to spend around $300 NZ dollars or so (have to figure out the US to NZ dollar exchange). The scope would also probably be used on a small sailboat (31' Lotus 9.2) and I figure they could use it on there for land observations.