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Removals To Auckland

Are you thinking of relocating to Auckland? There are so many things to consider and organise, not least a good reputable removals company. You will need to look for an international removal company you can trust to safely transport your personal effects. No one can argue that relocating is not a stressful experience, however, choosing the right moving company can alleviate much of the worry. There are so many to choose from it is difficult to know which one to contact.

White & Company can help you. Having been in the international removals business for 145 years and relocating people around the globe, we have the experience necessary to make your move as stress free as possible. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI you can be assured of the best possible door to door service


Survey

The first step is for one of our experienced surveyors to visit your home. He will conduct a pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being shipped. This involves him/her walking through the property room by room noting what items are to be exported and recording it on his electronic tablet.

You can discuss any special requirements or concerns you may have. A written quotation will follow within 48 hours. All our quotes are free and you are under no obligation to accept.

Storage

White & Company has storage facilities at 19 storage locations throughout the UK all providing secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. Our trusted partners in Auckland are also able to offer storage should you require it.

Packing

When our quotation has been accepted and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence. The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being shipped, using top quality materials.

They will dismantle beds and any larger items of furniture if necessary. As your effects are loaded into our vehicle an inventory will be prepared; this is required for customs purposes. The vehicle will deliver your belongings to our depot.

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Upon arrival at your local depot. All effects are transferred to the export warehouse to await loading into a 20ft or 40ft container. The container is booked with the shipping line onto the first available vessel destined to the port of Auckland.

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Why Move to Auckland?

Auckland it is a charming, safe and modern city with all the relaxed pace of living you would expect in a seaside settlement. It is nicknamed the ‘The City of Sails’ because of the number of yachts, which sail between Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean and Manukau Harbour on the Tasmanian Sea.

There are many incentives to moving to Auckland, the climate is certainly one, summers are warm, and winters are moderate. Auckland offers the perfect balance between work place opportunities and a healthy lifestyle.

New companies are creating employment opportunities in the city and wages are higher than that of the UK. Plenty of reasons why Auckland is a popular choice for those seeking a higher standard of living and an outdoors way of life.

Working In Auckland

It is important to remember that New Zealand’s immigration rules are strict, particularly regarding employment. Visitors cannot work in New Zealand. However, you may be able to apply for a skilled migrant visa that lets you live and work in Auckland indefinitely.

• A working holiday visa gives UK people aged 18-30 permission to reside for up to 23 months.
• A temporary work visa lets you live and work in Auckland for a set period.

With the correct visa there are some great employment opportunities. Skills in demand currently are in the sectors of ICT, healthcare and engineering. Due to the earthquakes in 2011, there are some good opportunities for those skilled in construction.

Other opportunities are available, particularly if your skills are on the New Zealand’s skill shortages lists. UK technical and professional qualifications are generally recognised.

Visit the following site for more information on working in New Zealand: https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/work-in-nz

Property Prices In Auckland

The decision to either rent or buy a property is a difficult one faced by most expats. New arrivals may choose to rent accommodation while they get to know the property market. Most expats will decide to buy a property if they plan to stay for longer than a year or two. The process is not too complicated and happens relatively quickly.

It is important to remember that all property owners in New Zealand are charged property rates by the local council. These can be high, depending on the area, and it’s definitely worth looking into before agreeing to buy a property.

You can rent a one-bedroom apartment in the city for around NZ$1,826 (£947). On the outskirts of the city this drops to NZ$1,460 (£757).

If you are planning to purchase a property. There are plenty on the market in Auckland. Beach front homes are very popular but expensive. Currently you can buy a beautiful contemporary two bedroomed apartment for NZ$1,360,000 (£705,000). Three-bedroomed family properties can be purchased out of town for NZ$900,000 (£466,000).

Schools

Ranked 7th in the world, New Zealand has an excellent reputation for providing good quality education. In recent years it has become a popular choice for international students searching for a superior education away from home.

School is compulsory for children aged 6 to 16 years with plenty of further higher and vocational education opportunities.

Visit the following web site for further information regarding education provision in Auckland: https://www.aucklandnz.com

Local Information

Settling into a new place can feel overwhelming and you will no doubt suffer from a little homesickness from time to time. There are plenty of support services and networks to help make the transition period easier. These services will also assist with making new friends.

Here are several web sites you may find helpful:

https://www.aucklandnz.com
https://www.meetup.com
https://www.internations.org

Visiting the Auckland government web site is incredibly helpful. Most issues you will encounter are covered here: https://www.govt.nz/

Travel

Driving – Almost all expats living in New Zealand find it best to have a car. Driving is on the left-hand side and the Highway Code in New Zealand is similar to that in the UK. You can drive in New Zealand using your UK driver’s license. However, only for a maximum period of 12 months from the date of your arrival.

Following this you must apply for a New Zealand license.
Visit the New Zealand Transport Agency web site below for a comprehensive explanation regarding driving in New Zealand:

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/driver-licences/new-residents-and-visitors/driving-on-nz-roads/

Public transport – Transport in Auckland is, reliable and easy to navigate. Comprising of buses, trains, taxis, ferries and coach travel. Buses form the main backbone of the public transport network and they are a good way to travel. There are regular shuttles to and from the city direct to Auckland International Airport.

Currency Conversion

New Zealand’s unit of currency is the dollar (NZ$). All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely.

International Currency Transfer – When you are relocating to a new country, making sure you get the best currency exchange rate possible is crucial. Moving large amounts of money, such as when you purchase a new home, could potentially increase your return substantially.

If you want to beat your banks rates and services, simply contact our trusted FX partners Frontierpay. Opening an account with them couldn’t be simpler and it is totally free of charge. You can compare their rates with your own bank and see how much you can save.

Visit Frontierpay’s web site today: Foreign-Exchange Portal

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Customs Regulations

New Zealand takes its customs regulations very seriously. There are strict bio-security rules in place. It is illegal to import most types of foodstuffs into the country. Other restricted items include animal and plant products. Golf clubs and shoes (which may include soil or dirt) need to be cleaned and disinfected before packing.

For a comprehensive information on quarantine laws, visit: www.customs.govt.nz

Contacting White & Company

For further information on our removals to Australia, to start your new job, or any other international destination, contact our international office on 01489 858785. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.

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Healthcare – New Zealand has a public and private healthcare system. Both offer high standards of care which is free or low cost.

In the public system, essential healthcare services are provided for all New Zealander’s and people residing in New Zealand on a work permit valid for two years or longer.

Private healthcare in New Zealand is excellent. It includes specialist services, primary care and private hospitals which provide non-urgent and elective treatments that complement the public health service’s focus on urgent and essential treatments.

There are also access to many private accident, emergency and medical clinics. These provide services outside the usual hours of doctors and clinics in the public system.

White & Company

International  Removalists since 1871

We recommend a visit from one of our Surveyors for all International moves, so that we can assess your requirements, and the volume of goods to be moved.

Below is a rough guide to New Zealands Other Major Cities

Hamilton

Nelson

New Plymouth

Palmerston North

Tauranga

Wellington

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