Robin Corn has health and some other personal issues atm.
I know he will make time for AFS2 when able.
At the very least, he has done much work in older sims for the area, which surely could help the present effort in some way.
Anyhow, this is all GREAT news.
I would agree with an earlier post that Queenstown would make an excellent companion for Christchurch, just down the road and wonderful VFR environment.