Jenny, I'd suggest you correspond with Cath & Ken on FELICITY, a Tahsiba 31 cutter
that's now in your neighborhood but spent two off-seasons and the intervening summer in NZ. You can find their website at www.svfelicity.com...and
you'll find a write-up they did of their stay there, logistics issues and so forth.
Based on the large number of foreign yachts that go there every year - and the total absence of comment I've heard about 'regulations' being an issue - I suspect you'll find living aboard
to be not uncommon at many marinas