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Removals to New Zealand

Moving to NZ? Relocating to New Zealand? Removals from New Zealand?

Paradise Island, New ZealandArmishaws provide removals services to all areas in New Zealand. We have many years of experience in helping people relocate to and from NZ.

Why Choose Armishaws?
At Armishaws, we pride ourselves on our New Zealand removals service. As a result of our experience and expertise, we have established working relationships with many major shipping companies.

An Armishaws International Shipping Consultants will make an appointment with you to discuss your moving date, the items you will be transporting and any item you may wish to store. We will share our vast experience in overseas moving and give you advice on:

  • Items that may not be practical to transport
  • Details on any special packing or transportation needs
  • Identify any parking permits requirements
  • Any lifting equipment that may be necessary

Every move is different and we will ensure that all of your individual needs are catered for within our relocation services.

An important part of our overseas removal solution is the specialist export wrapping service we provide. Our skilled packaging experts will ensure your goods arrive in the exact same condition they left you, no matter how far they have traveled.

Armishaws Removals have built up a network of tried and tested agents who will deal with local customs clearance, deliveries and the unpacking and unwrapping of your furniture and effects. We can even supply you with a website address to enable you to track your shipment.

Armishaws provide removals and relocation services to all regions and cities within New Zealand, including:

Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, Manawatu-Wanganui, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Northland, Canterbury, East Cape, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Tasman, West Coast, Nelson, Marlborough, Otago, Southland, Napier, Hastings, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Whangarei, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.

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Customs Information

Those people moving to New Zeland will need to abide by rules and requirements, which can be found here.

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New Zealand is split into two main islands (known as North and South Island), with several smaller islands also contributing to the countries total area. The South Island is the largest of the two and is divided along its length by the Southern Alps. The North Island is smaller and less mountainous than the south, but is affected by volcanic activity, with an active volcano.

New Zealand is slightly smaller in land mass then Italy, but larger than the United Kingdom. As with the United Kingdom, New Zealand is surrounded by water, giving it well over 15,000km of beautiful and unique coastline.

New Zealand's varied geographical features and european climate have made it popular with British citizens looking to leave their country for another. As a result of this Britons moving to New Zealand can expect to find others who have already completed the move and can pass on experiences and advice.

Groups of British people living together within New Zealand are also common, with many choosing to live in similar areas of cities and rural landscapes. This can open up the possibility of support groups, where residents can meet up and discuss the issues they may encounter.

Map of New Zealand
Capital: Wellington
Official Languages: English
NZ Sign Language
Population: 4,177,000
Area: 268,680 km²
103,738 sq mi
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Calling Code: +64

New Zealand's Climate
New Zealand has a mostly mild climate, which can be described as cool to warn temperate. Temperatures rarely fall below 0ºC or rise above 30ºC (86ºF). Climate can dramatically vary in New Zealand with the West coast on the South Island experiencing a dry, continental climate, while the Northland is regarded as subtropical.

New Zealand is also home to Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu (aka Taumata), a hill on the North Island, which holds the record for the longest place name in the world.

Culture in New Zealand
Modern New Zealand is greatly influenced by English, Irish, Scottish and Maori cultures. Many other cultures from around the world have contributed to the modern culture of New Zealand, however, these four are considered the main ones.

Moving Pets to New Zealand
Taking your cat or dog with you to New Zealand usually costs several thousand New Zealand Dollars (NZD). This costs are accumulated through the following compulsory procedures:

New Zealand Pets
  • A British vet must perform a heath check on the animal and implant an identification microchip before transportation
  • You must obtain an import permit for the animal, which can involve expensive applications
  • Air Transport is usually the only option for transporting an animal to New Zealand and will cost around £1,000
  • The animal must be quarantined in New Zealand for at least 30 days, usually costing around £500

Please contact the relevant British and New Zealand authorities for specific transportation details.

Moving Cars to New Zealand
There are different restrictions with regards to importing a car into New Zealand, mainly depending on whether the car is new or used, commercial or private. Probably the most common and simple import is that of used private cars, which must ensure the following:

  • Safety checks are performed
  • Standard safety & emission requirements are met

For further details on exporting your car to New Zealand, please contact the relevant British and New Zealand authorities.

Transit Times when moving to New Zealand
When emigrating to New Zealand your household effects, will be secured in a large metal containers and carried on a container ship. Transit times are dependent on the type of service that has been chosen.

Full Container Load (container for exclusive use)

Auckland 8 to 10 weeks
Lyttleton/Christchurch 8 to 10 weeks
Wellington 9 to 11 weeks

Door to Door - please note that upon arrival at Port in New Zealand, Customs and Quarantine may take between 10 to 20 working days to complete; this has been allowed in the overall door to door totals quoted.

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