NCEAYou either hate it or you... well, come to think of it, that's all you could do - hate it. However, we have to work with what we are given.
The NCEA website can be found here. It is a great source of information about NCEA. You can find the examination timetable here, and can also download documents such as examiners reports, exams, and marking schedules. These can be of particular help when it come to studying for the end of year exam.
Speaking of exams, you can take a look at the 2005 examination timetable over here. Joy!