Yes, the south island is in new zealand. Hearing the stags roar is quite an experience. I never had him scored but I tried to do it and it is about 343, give or take, 23 points, 14 on the right, 9 on the left. The left was damaged at some point early on but is still a good trophy.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.