I passed my driving test! I have no idea why. Everyone is surprised but no-one is quite as surprised as me. Must've been all the practice I did in those ten days. For those of you who are inclined to be skeptical, there were no sexual favours involved. I know. I don't know why I passed either. It must be because I am awesome.
Either that or there is something wrong with the NZ testing system.
Thank you all for your advice - in the end the only manoeuvre I needed to do was a 3-point-turn, and it ended up being a 5-pointer (and was at one stage in danger of becoming a 7-pointer) but apparently those are ok too? Who cares, I'm going to the pub.