This may be a dumb question to the tech heads but I am happier with a set of spanners than a keyboard. :

As our ancient computer is slowly dying, and we hope to be going to NZ sooner rather than later is it worth us buying a laptop to take with us? Will it blow up the minute we plug it into an NZ socket? It should certainly get used as we hope to complete the sale of house our fairly soon at which point we will have to go live with the outlaws.