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http://www.nac.co.nz has tourist-specific insurance, but I'm not sure of the exact restrictions - possibly only third party, but better than nothing. Your travel insurance might cover it anyway. Also, you should check out the road rules before you go http://www.drivingtests.co.nz/roadcode/tourist/
"Was"? Travel insurance vending machines are alive and well in that wonderland of vending machines, Japan! Ryokouhoken-jidouhanbaiki (旅行保険自動販売機) can be found to this day at most larger Japanese airports. For example, JII has machines at 8 airports, and here's a row at Kansai Int'l: (courtesy this guy) As for how they work etc, it's really no different ...
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