I dont believe these stats...
According to our stats only 926 New Zealanders have registered a Visual Studio 2005 Express edition.
I'm sure more than that have actually been downloaded!
If you haven't tried out one of the Express editions and you're curious about getting into .Net, download a free beta copy and try it out
If you have downloaded it - then register it! We've got to get ahead of the Aussies! Spread the word!
An added bonus - if you register it you get access to some great books including one by New Zealands own Michael Howard - Microsofts developer security guru.