Received 21 December 2016
My first level <redacted>.co.nz domain was registered around 2002.
I believe the first registrant of a name should have the right and first option to register their name as .nz if they wish , and then follow down the list of conflicted domains to other registrants until one accepts the .nz option.
If no one takes up then the .nz domain name go back into the public pool.
if all parties do not agree then I prefer the option to cancel .nz domain.