Hello Sidney and welcome to the forums. Thanks for those kind words.
Yes, the Dick Smith System 80 was sold in the UK as the Video Genie, mostly by Lowe Electronics. It had much less visibility there though. I think what helped it in NZ was Dick Smth''s enthusiastic marketing. Also we didn't have a Clive Sinclair
Speaking of UK machines, one I'm keen to add to my collection at some stage is the Amstrad CPC 464. Do you have one of those? Any experience with it?