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What is Waitangi Day?

If you’re from the UK, you’d be forgiven if you’ve never heard of Waitangi Day before. Waitangi Day is considered to be New Zealand’s national day and has been observed as a public holiday since 1974. Phonetically pronounced why-tongue-ee, New Zealand’s national day is celebrated on 6th February every year and celebrates the day the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840.

After the British began to colonise New Zealand in the early 19th Century, wars raged between the native Maori people and the European settlers for decades until forty Maori Chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi – named after the place it was signed at. Each year the New Zealand Prime Minister will visit Waitangi and the building where the treaty was signed on Waitangi Day to commemorate the signing.

Moving to New Zealand? Looking for an International Removals company to ship your items to New Zealand?

Moving to New Zealand? John Mason’s international removals service includes full export packing, loading, shipping, customs clearance, delivery and unpacking. We can also arrange storage in New Zealand and pet relocation.

We move thousands of families to New Zealand every year but each move is treated on an individual basis by our highly experienced International Move Managers.

Living in New Zealand has many Perks. The environment is a high value which means it’s easier to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The country also has its benefits for children with so many recreational activities and a world-class education system that is largely free.

Shipping a Car to New Zealand

An international move to New Zealand will often include the shipping of a car too. Please note that household effects are not permitted to be shipped in your car as these items cannot be cleared under the Motor Vehicle Clearance. You may also be required to attend an interview with New Zealand Customs if importing under concession rules. Find out more about shipping a car to New Zealand.

Moving a Pet to New Zealand

While most pets are allowed into New Zealand (following guidelines) including cats, dogs and chinchillas from the UK, birds, ferrets, mice and rats, reptiles and snakes are not allowed to be imported into the country.

Generally, all we need is between one and six weeks’ notice (depending upon the nature and destination of your move) and we’ll arrange everything needed for your pet′s travel plan. Our pet relocation team are all animal lovers and treat customers’ pets as if they are their own. Read more about moving a pet to a different county.

Shipping to New Zealand – Transit Times

Exclusive Use Container / Full Container Load (FCL)
If you are shipping your furniture and household effects in a sole use container, the container will arrive at your residence in the UK and then be go straight to the port to be loaded onto a vessel. The sailing time from the UK to New Zealand is approximately 7-8 weeks. Please allow 2 weeks at destination for customs clearance and delivery. The overall transit time is therefore approximately between 8 – 10 weeks door to door.

Shared Container Service
A shared container or groupage service is a good option if you are shipping small volumes or if you are looking for a more economical way to ship your household items. The approximate transit time for a shared container service to New Zealand is approximately between 10 and 14 weeks depending on the destination in New Zealand.

Moving to New Zealand – Arranging a Quote

If you would like a free quotation for your international removal to New Zealand, please contact us to arrange a pre-move survey which will take place in your home. During the survey, the International Consultant will walk through your home with you on a room by room basis in order to create an inventory of items shipping to New Zealand. The International Consultant will also discuss moving dates, transit times, customs regulations for New Zealand and other relevant information with you.

 

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My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

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