Although I doubt you are, yet
I completed a large portion of my flying at one of the bigger schools in NZ back in the 90s' and got fed up with the way the place was run and the nut who was the CFI, so then opted to finish my CPL and instrument rating in a smaller enviroment at an aeroclub, and enjoyed the experience alot more. So my advice to you is to avoid the likes of Massey, Ardmore flying school and what was simuflight and take a look around at some of the smaller places. If you feel you are limited to Auckland or one of the bigger centers it might be a good time to break away from Mum and Dad and go experience some of the great little places this country has to offer.
Hope you find this helpful, I'm sure there are other fellows out there that could post a reply, who are a little more up to date with that part of the industry.
You might want to check out Auckland aero club, good crowd there, and a place that has just started up called Eagle flight training, the fellow that runs that place has a depth of experience. If you are already in the Ardmore "curcuit" and want to get out in the real world there is a place up in Kerikeri called Quantum Aviation, They\'ll teach you how to really fly a plane. The fellow up there, Warrick , is a real legend and has a wealth of experience, They will teach you how to fly operationally and not just to pass a flight test, so you wont be so Green when you go for that first job in G.A. I,ve done a little bit down in Tauranga and you\'ll have a ball at the aero club great crew down there, as with Wakatipu who will set you up nicely if you like the cold and flying around the beautiful south island.So there, thats about all I can give you.Good Luck