It's not all bad. At least in NZ, you have some provisions for airsoft under the law. In Canada, we have none, except that most airsoft guns could be viewed as a replica firearms under the law, and thus be prohibited.
I would take semi-auto only and be legal that have full-auto and live underground any day. You don't know how lucky you are in NZ to have legal recognition and be able to import at all.
Cherish what you have.
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