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    British Association of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly Removals

    Eco Friendly

    Moves to New Zealand Made Easy

    Forms & Declarations

    It’s not just the distance, moving to New Zealand comes with extra paperwork and complications compared to UK moves. For some, these can be time consuming and stressful. All our removals to New Zealand are allocated their own Removals Coordinator to help make the process easier.

    • Visas
    • Port Customs Agents
    • Customs Declarations
    • Digital Inventory

    Leave the worries of moving to New Zealand behind.

    Our Removals Service Includes…

    Worry-free removals, to and from New Zealand.


    Removal Coordinator

    A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.

    Mileage included


    Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.

    Goods covered in transport

    Cover for Goods in Transit

    We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.

    Carbon Offsetting

    Carbon Footprint Offsetting

    We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.

    Trained uniformed staff

    Trained, Uniformed Staff

    All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.

    Cardboard Box Recycling

    Recycled Materials

    Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.

    Blankets & Covers

    Covers & Blankets

    White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.

    Carpet Protectors

    Carpet Runners

    Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).


    Overseas Experience

    Experienced assistance with customs forms, documentation, visas, etc.

    Robe Cartons

    Robe Cartons

    Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments

    Storage Options and Complete House Contents

    Storage Options

    Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available. (fees may apply)

    Bio-degradable Mattress Bags

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws International Removals to New Zealand Removals from New Zealand.

    Why Move With Armishaws

    • Less Worries – With your own dedicated Removals Coordinator, you’ll have someone on hand to help you every step of the way.
    • Higher Standards – As member of the British Association of Removers Armishaws operate to a strict code of conduct and offer greater financial security.
    • We’re Green – We’re proud to lead the way in environmentally friendly removals, including materials, training, vehicles and we’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset carbon emissions. We even bought the land to maintain vital habitats for wildlife.
    • Experience – We’ve been helping families move since 1973. All our crew members are trained and our team offer experience and know how through the most complicated removals.
    • Reviews – But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself what our customers are saying on independent review site Trustpilot.

    Eco-Friendly International Removals

    It’s a big world but wherever you’re moving to, it’s vital we all do our bit to protect the planet. Armishaws are committed to reducing the impact of removals on the environment.


    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting over 2,000 trees to help lessen the impact of carbon emission and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Recycled Materials

    Recycled Materials

    We use recycled and recyclable materials for all our boxes and packaging which is better for your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Greener Fleet

    We operate a fleet of greener vehicles, plus our drivers go through eco-efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel we use.

    Acid Free Paper

    Acid Free Wrapping

    Using acid free tissue paper is not only better for your items, it’s also kinder for the environment. Win/win!

    Bio-degradable Mattress Bags

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    Our crews seal mattresses in single use, biodegradable bags to protect them in transport. All bags are then recycled.

    Make your move greener

    with Armishaws. See our Eco Pledge here...

    9 Useless But Fun New Zealand Facts

    1. Morning!
      Although Samoa is technically the first country in the world to start each new day, thanks to the curvature of the Earth, Gisborne on New Zealand’s East Coast is the first to see the sunrise, making it ‘party central’ for New Year’s Eve fans.
    2. We Too
      Not only was New Zealand the first country in the world to give women the right to vote (thanks largely to Kate Sheppard, who is celebrated on the $10), the country was the first to have all three top positions filled by women, Prime Minister Helen Clark, Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright and Chief Justice Sian Elias. Four if you include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
    3. Minister Of the Rings
      Famously the location for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, the government went as far as appointing a Minister of the Lord of the Rings to make sure the nation capitalised on its hobbit fame. It even became the first country in the world to broadcast the weather in Elvish!
    4. The Light Side
      It’s not the only film franchise to have captured the heart of Kiwis. In the 2001 census, over 50,000 Kiwis entered their religion as ‘Jedi’.
    5. Swing!
      It’s pretty good for golfers too. With over 400 courses, New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than any other country.
    6. Whatsitsname?
      Despite its big name, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoro nukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu (“the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater’, played his flute to his loved one”) is just a small hill known locally as simply ‘Taumata’.
    7. Clear As…
      New Zealand is also home to some of the cleanest water in the world including the world’s cleanest lake, Nelson’s Blue Lake, with a visibility of up to 80 meters.
    8. Snake-free
      There are no snakes in the country, which has some fascinating inhabitants including the famous kiwi. Before the arrival of the Māoris, the only native land mammals were bats. The country has more species of penguin that any other nation and LOTS of sheep. In fact, humans make up just 5% of living things in New Zealand.
    9. Having A Laugh
      The logo for the Royal New Zealand Air Force is the kiwi. Which can’t fly?!?

    Moving to New Zealand – More Useful Information

    New Zealand has a points-based immigration system similar to Australia. Applicants must score 100 points based on family ties living in New Zealand, employment, work experience, and qualifications. Each case is then assessed and the applicant granted a temporary visa while a further application process takes place. There are various different visas depending on whether you’re moving for long term work or permanent resident status.

    If you are living and working in New Zealand, you’re required by law to pay tax within the country. You’ll be issued by a tax number through your employer or you’ll need to apply for one if working self-employed. You may also be required to complete a P85 declaration before leaving the UK to state you’ll be paying taxes in your new country of residence. If you’re retaining UK property that you’re renting out, savings or investments in the UK, then you’ll also need to complete an R105 which must then be passed on to your bank.

    If you have a full UK license, you can use it in New Zealand for up to one year, you’ll then have to apply for a New Zealand license. It’s a legal requirement to carry your driving license when driving. New Zealanders drive on the left like the UK, making driving very familiar.

    If you’re moving to New Zealand with children, the school system is split over 13 years and state-run schools are free for children between 6 and 19.

    • Primary Schools – 5 – 12 years of age
    • Secondary Schools – 13 – 17 years of age
    • Higher Education – 17+

    Higher Education is available through state load schemes, scholarships and employment based sponsorship based on some particular trades and skills.

    • Youth Guarantee – Free of charge, it provides school leavers with further leaning and a certificate.
    • Trade Academies – Teach trades and technology programmes to students from 15–18, they are partly funded by the private sector and offer direct routes to employment.
    • Institutes of Technology – Offering further skill and trade based training and education, these can be introductory studies for degree students.
    • Private Training – Schemes set up by particular trades or employers, they are skill based and are a potential route to future employment in a chosen field or profession.
    • Wānanga – State-owned Māori teaching institutions offering certificates and degrees in traditional history, culture and customs. to doctorate level.
    • Universities – There are 8 state-funded universities that often also specialise in research and development.

    For a small nation, New Zealand has some impressive sporting credentials, the national rugby team are the most successful sorting team in history with a win percentage of over 70%. The country is also famed for it’s love of extreme sport, from bunging jumping and white water rafting to… well, anything terrifying really! The largest number of golf courses per capita of any country in the world, mountain climbing, beach sports, ski resorts, cricket, football, New Zealand has it all!

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