News

A Place in the Sun Christchurch

A Place in the Sun Christchurch

Finding A Place in the Sun Christchurch & A Reliable Shipper

It’s almost everyone’s dream to find a place in the sun Christchurch and for many people Christchurch is the ideal place to relocate. The ‘Garden City’ boasts world-class education and health systems, a safe living environment, and a less stressful pace of life. It’s a great place to live, work and bring up a family.

If you are considering a move to Christchurch, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.

Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:

• Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
• Obtained independent legal advice
• Researched the tax regulations
• Made plans for your health cover

Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Christchurch, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI; you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.

White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition, reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.

Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:

White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
Hillsons Road
Botley
Southampton
SO30 2DY

Tel: 01489 854 286 for a free moving quote
E: hq@whiteandcompany.co.uk
www.whiteandcompany.co.uk

Opening Times:
Mon 09:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
Sun Closed

A Place in the Sun Christchurch – About Christchurch

Christchurch is one of the most English of New Zealand’s cities. That said, it is a city still coping with one of the worst natural disasters, following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. However, this has been used as an extraordinary opportunity to boldly redesign the city with a focus on the future. This unique environment has created business and employment opportunities in Christchurch that cannot be matched in other parts of the world.
The Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park remain some of NZ’s most beautiful public spaces and there are many interesting new art projects across the city. The New York Times ranked Christchurch no. 2 on their ‘52 Places to Go’ in 2014.

A Place in the Sun Christchurch – Buying a Property in Christchurch

New Zealand’s economy has been seen as one of the world’s top safe-haven economies in the past few years, having emerged from the Global Financial Crisis in relatively good shape. Interest rates have been at a record low and property prices have almost doubled, although this is now seen to be stabilising.

You can currently expect to pay approximately 3,900 NZ$ per square meter to buy an apartment in the city centre. Outside the centre the prices drop to 3,200 NZ$.
Here is a list of real estate agents, which may prove helpful in your search for a property:

Bayleys Canterbury https://www.bayleys.co.nz/canterbury
Harcourts Grenadier Accommodation Centre http://grenadieraccommodationcentre.harcourts.co.nz/
Ray White Cashmere http://rwcashmere.co.nz

A Place in the Sun Christchurch – Education and Schools in Christchurch

The quality of education in New Zealand is agreed to be among the best in the world. Unless an expat has permanent residency in New Zealand, they will probably choose a private or international school.
There is a good choice of International schools in the city:

Cashmere High School – http://www.cashmere.school.nz/
Halswell School – http://www.halswell.school.nz/
St Margaret’s College – http://stmargarets.school.nz/
Middleton Grange School – http://www.middleton.school.nz/mgs/

A Place in the Sun Christchurch – Travel in Christchurch

Christchurch has a very good public transport system. The following site has an excellent journey planner to help you travel within the Christchurch region using buses, trains or ferries: http://www.metlink.org.nz/. The North and South Islands are connected by ferries, which cross the Crook Strait regularly each day and are used by pedestrians and to transport cars. Buses in New Zealand form the main backbone of the public transport network and are a good and reliable way to travel. If you choose to travel by car, expats can drive in New Zealand for up to a year with a driver’s license from their home country as long as it is in English. After living in New Zealand for more than 12 months, you will need to apply for a New Zealand license.

 

White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers  ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and finalists for 2017

A Place in the Sun ChristchurchA Place in the Sun Christchurch

If you are thinking of moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange

Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.

White & Company Have Branches In The Following Locations

Bedford

Bournemouth
Dunfermline
Farnborough
Forres,
Guernsey
Harrogate-York
Jersey
Knaresborough

London
Lancaster
Leeds-Bradford
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Southampton
Telford
Winchester

Opening Times:
Mon 09:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
Sun Closed

 

Posted in: News, International News

Leave a Comment (0) ↓