I can hardly believe that it has been more that a year and a half since I first started talking about sparkle (expression blend) on this blog.
As of today the full family of Microsoft Expression products are available for purchase in New Zealand!
Web, Blend, Media (includes license for Expression Media Encoder when it ships) or the whole Studio (which includes includes the other 3 + Design).
For developers Web and Blend are included in MSDN Premium subscriptions. The whole Expression Studio is available to those with the Visual Studio Team Suite subscription.
To purchase any of the Microsoft Expression products today contact your Microsoft Reseller (they can give you NZ pricing etc).
The boxed products in stores are coming but that is a bit further away.
P.S. If you are having been using the trial versions of Microsoft Expression over the last year please share your projects with me. I'm always interested in showcasing local work.