Thanks to Aucklanders, Patrick Carter and Sylvester Riddell, there is at least one opportunity per day to play in a shortish 12 board Pairs session involving New Zealand players. You must have a partner with a BBO log-in.
Log into BBO before 7:30 pm, and select Competitive and then All Tournaments. Look for a tournament named "AKBC Trial" or similar. It should be hosted by Trick13.
Click on the tournament name to register. You will be asked for your partner's BBO username.
Both players need to log in and register in advance.
At 7:30, when the tournament starts, you are automatically transported into the tournament from whatever else you might be doing on BBO.
You must be logged in and ready to play at the start time. These games are free.