New Zealand blog Techday reports that they have exclusively received the New Zealand release date for the iPhone 5. The blog claims that a source within Apple has revealed that the New Zealand launch will occur on October 9th.
Early October has been a persistant rumor surrounding the iPhone 5 release, with recent rumors suggesting an October 7 or October 14th release date in the US. Techday has not sourced any Apple rumors in the past, so take this information with caution.
October 9th is a Sunday, making the rumors of a release on that day somewhat unlikely, as Apple does not typically release new products on weekends.