Welcome. I suspect your post got everyone going because no one wants to give people false hope.
I think what everyone is trying to say is they doubt it will be that easy to access if the promise of 1st Feb by the doctor is actually met by the NZ govt. The costs of access for all would be astronomical even if restricted to New Zealanders and maybe their partners. So what will happen is that only the very sickest will get it now and the rest gradually over many years,maybe, which will be pretty much the same as the Australian situation give or take a few months.
It would be great if it happened like that but most of us have heard similar promises before that didn't eventuate so we've decided to stop waiting and buy our own tested generic medication.
Anyway, stick around, have a read, ask questions.
(BTW Generic basically just means that it is not branded. The same ingredients and tested to make sure they are.)