MOVING OVERSEAS TO NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa) is an island country located in the south-western Pacific Ocean. New Zealand is situated approximately 2,000 kilometres east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and approximately 1,000 kilometres south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Due to its remoteness, New Zealand was one of the last lands to be settled by humans.
Moving to New Zealand requires careful planning and organisation. Knowing when to go, what to take, and how to get it there can be difficult without the right assistance. This is where Allied Pickfords can help. As the largest international moving company in the world and our own offices across New Zealand, we understand the complexity of moving to a new country.
Allied Pickfords can provide you with ‘door to door’ moving service to Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington or any other city across New Zealand. Allied Pickfords can assist you move from Gold Coast to Auckland, Sunshine Coast to Christchurch, Sydney to Wellington, Brisbane to Nelson, Perth to Timaru, Hobart to Dunedin or Devonport to Invercargill. If you’re looking for the best removalists to ship your items to New Zealand, you’ve come to the right place.
Allied Pickfords ISO Quality systems ensure you are moving with the industry leaders when moving from Australia to New Zealand. All our locations have quality systems and processes in place when it comes to how we wrap and handle your furniture items. Our removalist training academy also ensures that you receive the same moving service standards across both New Zealand and Australia.
Our International Removals Services to New Zealand
Allied Pickfords are the international furniture removals and relocation specialists in Australia. Our expert team of friendly, professional removalists have helped thousands of individuals and families make the move overseas to their new home in New Zealand and we would love to do the same for you. If you’re thinking about moving overseas from Australia, do so with the moving company more Australians trust to get them there in one piece. Our international relocation services include:
When you are looking to move boxes and furniture items into New Zealand they will require some attention prior to shipping. Our international wrapping material has been specially designed in a three-layer construction to provide your personal effects with the ultimate protection whilst in transit.
The first layer is ‘Cellfoam’ which is a non-abrasive material made up of tiny air cells that allows the furniture items to breathe. The second layer is bubblewrap which provides cushioning of the items against denting, rubbing, and other transit-related risks. The third layer is a polywoven material which is extremely durable and offers tear and rubbing resistance like no other product on the market.
Our international wrapping material offers the ultimate protection for your furniture when moving overseas and do not leaving any marks, indentations or scratches like other products sometimes used with the moving industry and up to 4 times stronger than some of the lower cost wrapping available.
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Despite being renowned as The Careful Movers, there are certain risks involved in any household move when moving your furniture across the Tasman . There are sometimes circumstances outside of our direct control which is why the team at Allied Pickfords recommend considering our International Transit insurance for your next overseas move. Your possessions are important to you and our international removals team do everything we can to ensure your precious cargo is packed, wrapped and transported safely and securely with your move to New Zealand.
In the unlikely event your furniture or home contents are affected, Allied Pickfords offers a comprehensive transit and storage insurance solution for household moves and can provide you with a comprehensive “New for Old” cover. Ask our team for a copy of Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) so you can consider the most appropriate level of cover that best suits your needs.
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We understand that when moving to New Zealand you may require either short or long term storage. With storage facilities in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and others all across the country our purpose-built facilities ensure your furniture and treasures are stored safely and securely. We offer a range of storage plans at competitive prices, enabling you to deal with just one company throughout the entire moving process.
Allied Pickfords has more furniture storage centres worldwide than any other moving company. Our specially designed “Homepack” system ensures your furniture items are sealed and kept clean in wooden storage modules.
These units have been designed to allow the furniture to breathe, and are also dust-proof and vermin-proof. All items placed into storage will be listed on an inventory list, then packed and moved to a designated Allied Pickfords storage facility and placed into a secure storage environment.
Thanks to our network of storage facilities across Australia and New Zealand, access to your stored belongings is never too far away*. A call to your local Allied Pickfords office is all it takes to arrange the delivery of all or some of your stored belongings to your new home.
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Allied Pickfords are not just a furniture moving company! We can also assist with shipping your car to New Zealand and provide you with information pertaining to the government regulations and laws that you need to be aware of so you can be well informed about the pros and cons of bring your vehicle with you.
When importing a vehicle into New Zealand they may be subject to tax and duty. Foreign passport holders (with qualifying Visa) and returning NZ residents (who have lived outside NZ for more than 21 months) are allowed entry duty-free but may be subject to GST, provided the vehicle has been owned and used for one year prior to shipment and is not sold or disposed of for two years after importation.
Vehicles must comply with NZ Transport Authority standard regulations – this should be checked in detail prior to shipment. All vehicles have a basic structural inspection and are inspected by MPI for biosecurity risks at the ‘border’ (our approved stores) and should be clean inside and out.
It is important to speak with one of our move consultants about the process as rules and regulations are subject to change and will vary at times depending on the individual circumstance.
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Moving to New Zealand can be a stressful experience when leaving family and friends behinds. The team at Allied Pickfords understand that Pets can also be part of the extended family and a major consideration when moving across the ditch.
We have specialised pet transportation services that make it very practical and straightforward to bring your favourite furry friends!
There are certain regulations required for entry such as dogs and cats being micro-chipped prior to arriving into New Zealand. You must also ensure that the animals have Rabies vaccinations, importation permits and a Veterinary Export Health Certificate which our pet providers will step you through as part of the process.
As regulations can often change we always would recommend that you speak to your Allied Pickfords move consultants to ensure we can refer you to an approved specialist in this area.
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At Allied Pickfords, we offer a complete door-to-door international removals service so you don’t have to lift a finger. Imagine how great it will feel having the entire moving process taken care of by New Zealand’s most experienced mover. Arrive relaxed and organised in your new home thanks to our professional movers, by combining some or all of the following moving services:
- Pre-Move Services
- Organising your belongings
- Complete unpacking services
- Home cleaning services
- Home handyman services
Speak to our friendly team to see how we can assist with moving you to New Zealand and take the stress out of moving!
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