Next Friday (16th March), I am off to NZ for two and a half weeks to walk a 10 day section of the Te Araroa. This section is about 100km, involves alot of vertical distance, but not alot of horizontal distance, with daily walking times averaging around 5 hours. If the weather is good and I am feeling fit, I will probably do some double section days an try to knock it off in about 7 days.
As for the conditions, the temp range should be about -5C (-10C extreme) to 25C (35C extreme), with bus loads of sandflies and pretty high UV. I have attached the list in my profile and am about to try it out on a hike in the Blue mountains. Suggestions would be very helpful (though I won't have time to buy really specialized gear)!