Nearly There …
The Definition of Marriage Bill, which would legalise gay marriage in New Zealand, passed through Committee of the Whole yesterday.
This is basically the last real hurdle before the passage of the Bill. As the Parliament website notes, there are only two hurdles left to cross: the vote at the Third Reading and the Royal Assent, where the Governor General signs the Bill into law. Bills almost never fail at the Third Reading, and the Royal Assent has never been refused to a Bill that was passed by Parliament.
At this stage it seems near-certain that gay marriage will be legalised in New Zealand, probably next month.
On a related note, I can heartily recommend this blog post using The Princess Bride to show why gay marriage should be legalised.