There seems to be a black hole around the information on Adult Nappies / Diapers in New Zealand, so I thought I would try and redress the situation.
First - The reason it is VERY hard to find the "premium" nappies is because we have one of the best (if not THE best) public health system in the world. If you are IC, and have a problem, you see a "continence nurse" through your local DHB, and the products you require are free. Oh dear. I am NOT suggesting that you run off to see your local nurse (unless you have a problem), it just means we have to do with lesser quality product. Or spend large amounts of money if you can find a store that does do better products.
Below are the stores and the products that I have used and can recommend (Sorry, only L / XL products. Need to work on that)
Disposable Nappies Online, Baby Products & Baby Gear > Babies NZ - Dr.P, and Affective Advanced.
Both good, Dr. P has shiny waistband, and can reattach tapes (plastic backed), Affective has twice re-attachable tapes, if you try and reattach after that, you will rip holes in the nappy, vinyl feeling outer cover.
Goon Nappy - TakeCare Adult Nappy
Velcro-style reattach able tapes, VERY hard to rip, don't hold that much, but very good leg and bum guards if you are a dirtier baby.
Wholesale Nappies, NZ, Nappies, Baby, Wholesale Prices, Baby Nappy - Tender Adult Incontinence
Only tried the Large Night, very similar to the Affective Advanced, however larger capacity, & thicker and wider
Baby Online - Nappies & Baby Gear - Prevail, "insert random brands here"
Prevail PM - Thick, decent capacity. Hate them. Very easy to rip the tabs off, fall down fairly easily, cloth backed. Weird sensation inside the nappy, almost like a grit.
"insert random brands here" - Cheap. Tried the Affective Classic - Plastic backed, tapes rip very easily, not comfortable.
NOTE: I have read that they supply Molicare and Abena - I have seen Molicare Small in the local store to me ONCE, I think that they don't do them any longer, or might only be through their showroom in Carbine Road.
SUPERCARE - Adult Care & Incontinence Products - SuperCare Night Time Briefs
Much like the Prevail PM, but worse!. The tabs are now attached to the inner side of the nappy, not tape style, and are harder to get tight. Duct tape is required.
All of the above stores I have visited & purchased from, not once have I been asked who I am buying for, or why. Conversation is normally about 6 sentences long, and start with, Hi, need anything else, and end with that comes to $money please.
I have not tired to order online, because, flatmates.
If anyone else has ordered from other stores in NZ, please add your comments