Yep. My partner works for the Telco that is partnering with MS for the Datacentre. It seems there is steady progress so hopefully not that long before they roll it out to NZ.The good news is that Microsoft is building out a datacenter region in NZ:
Latest datacenter region affirms Microsoft’s commitment to enable digital transformation while accelerating innovation and growth in Aotearoa Auckland, New Zealand, 6 May 2020 – Microsoft Corp. t…news.microsoft.com
Bad news is who knows how long that will take and what services will take priority to come online first in that region. I suspect Xbox related stuff won't be at the top.