New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world. Having mentioned that, we lost our belonging at Colombo Street, Christchurch when our campervan had been burgled. The total loss was about RM3000 as we lost essential items as well. Luckily, we brought our passport all the time wherever we go. We managed to continue our journey as planned itinerary even though we lost our important belongings.
New Zealand is generally safe. It was just not our luck. For a reminder, always be vigilant when you travel around. Bring the essential items with you wherever you go. Please save the telephone number of the embassy for immediate aid if any untoward incident happens.