Ha, I located Brad, well, with a little help from Brad. He's in Levin, NZ about 50 road km from Palmerston North. He, Ludo and Flore decided to rest another day. Tomorrow they will be heading back into the bush. Brad reports this leg of the trek will take a little over a week with lots of vertical but lots of hut options too. Wellington is at least two weeks away, 93 road km from Levin to Wellington.
I think this is the library Brad is using for his computing needs today.