The NZ Media is now on Sparty alert with the premiere in a few days of the first season (Australia's premiere is on tomorrow night).
Here's a couple of articles:
Decadence, baseness the lure of Spartacus
Otago Daily News
Salacious Spartacus wins fans with blood and beauty
and of course this gem from twitter
CatherineHaines?: @SnarkyWench There's a giant sign I see on the way home. Says something like "It wouldn't be too bad to be Lucy Lawless's slave" Twitter - 3 hours ago
Those funny kiwis! :)