Two issues to be aware of here:
1. It’s peak processing time for visas from now until end of March 2019. If you are making an application for a visa it is going to take longer to process. We suggest our help to get it right the first time is a worthwhile investment. Give us a call.
2. Immigration NZ signalled it would close multiple offices around the world and it has almost completed that action. Our advice is if you have a current resident visa, make sure you have it in your passport (or hold an e-visa) before you travel out of New Zealand. If you have any visa issues offshore they will be harder to fix. You will be reliant on getting online advice from INZ or trying to contact INZ by phone. And we want you to be able to cross the border to come back home to Aotearoa!