i am from new zealand
its an ok place, if you go to te south island ( go in winter , june-ausgust) as they have the queensland winter festivle, i think it runs for a week or something, go to the top of the noth island ( bay of islands) for warmer weather, boat cruises etc. auckland is pretty shit.lame xcuse for a city really, as is wellington and christchurch. it depends what you want in a holiday really.
nz is laid back, smoke pot chill surf and snowbord type of country,
europe with be several countries alll differnt, different peopole, experiances etc.
havent been to europe so cant comment ( but wil be doing that soon!!)
personally i dont like nz, but then thats probably just cos i lived there all my life.
its a really clean green country, great for hiking, bush, beach its veryoutdoors. it is seanic, its very pretty.
just watch out for south auckland (otara, otahuhu,manurewa, etc) its a ghetto in auckalnd ( good for drugs) b ut yu get beaten up! lol
any futher questions aks aways....