Do You Need Help Shipping To New Zealand
If you are one of the lucky people relocating to New Zealand but have no idea how to go about international removals, White & Company can help you.
Having been in the international shipping 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.
Why Move to New Zealand?
New Zealanders believe life is for living. It’s about balancing a good day’s work with time for family and friends. An interesting fact is that Nearly three-quarters of all New Zealanders live within five kilometres of a beautiful beach. The country has is fair share of green countryside too with most Kiwi’s siting camping as their number one pastime.
The quality of life in New Zealand is outstanding and the pace is relaxed. It is a safe place for children to grow and thrive. There are plenty of activities to keep them busy outside rather than playing indoors on computer game consoles, ipads and mobile phones.
It has a small population of around 4 million, so there is plenty of space. With no class system, incredibly friendly people and a healthier work-life balance, it is one of the easiest places in the world to settle.
Working In New Zealand
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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 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
For most expats, the best advice is to start off by renting a property, even if you plan to buy eventually. It gives you time to find the right area to suit your personal situation. There are plenty of properties on the rental market.
Retirement homes, apartments, townhouses, rural properties and family homes. Prices vary throughout the country, with higher prices in the main centres.
As a guide, the weekly rent for a three-bedroom unfurnished apartment ranges from NZ$200 (£104) in Dunedin to between NZ$450 (£236) and NZ$650 (£340) in central Auckland.
Currently, the average purchase price for property in New Zealand is NZ$ 525,000 (£275,000)
Visit the following web site for rental and purchase prices: https://www.trademe.co.nz/property
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 in New Zealand: https://education.govt.nz/ministry-of-education/our-role-and-our-people/education-in-nz/
Moving to a new country is a big change, there will be a host of things to adapt to when you arrive. Currency, laws, health, taxes, bank accounts, driving, and public travel are just a few of the new aspects of life you will need to adjust to.
Visiting the New Zealand government web site is incredibly helpful. Most issues you will encounter are covered here: https://www.govt.nz/
Driving – 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:
Public transport – exists in many of the country’s urban areas. Comprising of buses, trains and ferries. Public transport in New Zealand is easy to use, reliable and affordable.
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: https://www.frontierpay.com/services/transfer-money-worldwide/
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 Zealanders and people residing in New Zealand on a work permit valid for two years or longer.
Private healthcare in New Zealand in comprehensive. 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.
Moving to a new country is a big change. Things will be different, and it will take time to feel at home and find your way around.
Shipping My Effects To New Zealand From The UK
The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially so when relocating abroad. White & Company, with its 145 years of experience in the removal industry, can help make the process a lot less traumatic.
White & Company move thousands of families around the globe each year and have branches all over the UK. We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation. It will be carried out by one of our qualified surveyors, who is able to answer any of the questions and concerns you may have and offer advice where necessary.
The purpose of the survey is to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in the container. Following the visit, you will receive a written quotation.
Export Packing UK To New Zealand
You will want to know that during your door to door service, your possessions are treated with respect and care. Our experienced teams located across the UK will pack and prepare your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture ready for export.
We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move. All china and glassware will be wrapped in special paper and then packed in double-thickness cartons. Furniture can be wrapped in bubble blanket for extra protection. Items requiring specialist care, such as antiques, can be packed in made-to-measure wooden crates.
Upon arrival at your residence in New Zealand, our trusted agents will place boxes and furniture in appropriate rooms as directed. They will unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.
You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions for a period of time prior to moving abroad. It is good to know that White & Company have storage facilities at all our branch depots across the UK. Our depots offer secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers.
All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873. Just speak to our surveyor for further information.
Our partners in New Zealand can also offer you storage. You may be renting for a while and may not need all of your effects to be delivered immediately. You can arrange for certain items to be delivered and once settled in your new home, the rest can follow. Please note that storage rates may apply.
Contacting White & Company
For further information on our removals to New Zealand, to start your new job, or any other international destination, contact our international office on 01489858656. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.
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.
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.