PCWorld is reporting:
The Kobo became the first dedicated eReading device to retail in New Zealand stores when it launched on May 27.
Malcolm Neil, a spokesperson for Whitcoulls’ parent company REDgroup, said exact sales figures for the device were commercially sensitive but exceptionally high demand meant the average buyer could have to wait up to two weeks for delivery.
Whitcoulls’ was initially advertising 24-hour shipping and delivery within five working days for Kobos ordered through its website but the site has now been amended.
I checked the Whitcoulls website, and this is correct.
The article goes on to say that they're having similar problems in Australia and Canada. Redgroup (the corporate parent of Whitcoulls) are also reportedly facing delays in converting existing content to ebooks.