RE: NEW Zealand house current?
I have a honey do project , my bride is getting , for the cost of shipping a shuttle winder for her loom.
Its from NZ . In the workshop we have 240 and I don't think a simple sweing machine motor will notice the lack of 10cps.
If it goes "UP in smoke" , finding a sewing machine motor and foot throttle shouldn't be too hard.
With her 6 books on knitting , I guess a weaving book or something similar is in the works.