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Auckland To Christchurch Moving Tips

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Sometimes moving house in New Zealand involves relocating not only to a new suburb, town or city, but an entirely different island. A surge in construction related jobs as a result of the Christchurch Earthquakes and soaring property prices in Auckland has seen an increase in the number of people relocating south in search of employment and lifestyle opportunities. Crossing the Cook Strait can substantially add to the logistics and costs involved in relocating, with many moving companies charging thousands of dollars just to move between the main cities of Auckland and Christchurch. Long distance moves can be a fairly daunting process, take a look below for some helpful tips (read more)

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Planning A Summer Rental Van Day Trip?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Summer is the perfect time to jump in a rental van and enjoy a day trip with friends and family. Regardless of where you’re based, there are many fantastic destinations within New Zealand that can be easily reached within a day in your rental van. Teaming up in a rental van allows you to split petrol costs, share the driving duties and best of all you get the benefit of added space – allowing you to bring not only yourselves but everything you need for an fun filled day out and about. However like all outings a bit of organisation beforehand is needed to ensure your perfect summer escape goes (read more)

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What Type Of Truck Or Van Rental Do I Need?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

When moving home, shifting furniture, equipment or large items, rental vans and hire trucks are an ideal solution.  Minibuses or large people movers and vans are perfect for sports teams, clubs, or family trips and group holidays.  If extra space is needed why not add an affordable trailer hire to the list, enabling additional storage space and a more flexible approach to the day’s activities. With various options available from self-drive cargo vans, box body and drop side trucks, utes, minibuses, minivans and trailers, making the right choice best suited to individual needs can sometimes be daunting. For some quick insight into the types of truck and van rentals available (read more)

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Van Rental And New Zealand Freedom Camping

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

“Freedom Camping” is a phenomenon that has risen in popularity in New Zealand in recent years, however it has caused some debate with local residents, government authorities and tourism organisations concerned about the environmental and economic implications. Particularly popular with backpackers and other tourists travelling on a budget, freedom camping, means camping out in your vehicle in non-designated campground locations without any on site facilities (like toilets, running water, showers and public waste disposal etc.)  Your choice of vehicle whether it be campervan, caravan or van rental, will depend on how many of you there are, what resources you have or require, legal constraints, length of stay and the level (read more)

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Furniture Truck Hire In Christchurch

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Hiring your own furniture moving truck can be a more flexible cost effective method for moving house or business premises than using the services of large moving companies.  Furniture moving companies in Christchurch are often booked up well in advance, especially on weekends, due to the large number of relocations happening in the city since the earthquakes.  Hiring you own furniture truck not only provides you with the freedom to schedule your day as you please, but allows you to take your time with your more precious items to ensure they are safely relocated without any damage. Things You Should Know When Hiring A Furniture Truck You Do Not Require (read more)

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Safety Tips For First Time Truck Drivers

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Driving a truck is quite a different experience to driving a car. Trucks are much bigger, heavier and more cumbersome vehicles that require much more time and distance to manoeuvre and come to a stop. Driving a truck requires good concentration and most of all strict adherences to all safety requirements. However, do not let this put you off, they are extremely useful for a variety of tasks, including moving house, transporting business goods or moving heavy or bulky items throughout New Zealand, and are often overlooked as an option as people do not realise they are able to drive one using their regular car licence. Your New Zealand Class (read more)

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Auckland Family Rental Van Day Trip Ideas

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

What better way to enjoy time as a family than to escape the city and head out for a day trip at one of the many sunny, scenic spots around the Auckland region. USAVE offers a range of options, and with 12 seat van hire you can bring the whole whanau. Pack up a picnic, bundle up your swimming or walking gear and head out for a day of fun in the sun. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite Auckland day trip ideas, all located within easy driving distance. Ambury Regional Park – Located 15km from Auckland central, the Ambury Regional Park is a short drive to the shore (read more)

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New Zealand Rental Truck Restrictions

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

When hiring a New Zealand rental truck, you will encounter age and licensing restrictions that you must be aware of before trying to hire a vehicle. There are also a number of costs that are required for you to be able to hire a vehicle, designed to protect both the rental company and yourself in the event of a collision or other accident. As long as you meet these restrictions, hiring a vehicle is a simple process. 1. All drivers must be 20 years old and hold a full license. While the age limit can vary from company to company, with USAVE it’s 20 years old. An international full license (read more)

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Tips For Your First Move to New Zealand

Monday, September 8th, 2014

New Zealand is a popular destination for immigrants from countries all across the globe – it offers a peaceful lifestyle, great environment, good healthcare and benefits, and good opportunities for work and education. However while it’s an easy place to live, moving here comes with just as many challenges as moving anywhere else. Once you’ve selected your destination and found a suitable new home, the challenge then becomes simply following through and doing it. While there’s a lot to organise, there are some things you can do to make it easier. 1. Get in touch with a local rental van operator. Although some postal services will deliver furniture directly to (read more)

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Student Summer Moving Tips

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Summer is often a time of change for University and College age students, as they either leave home for the first time or change their living arrangements. Sometimes the move is within the same neighbourhood, and sometimes it can be to a whole different city. Regardless, there are some things you can do to make it easier for yourself. 1. Schedule end/start lease dates as close as possible. This can be tricky to do, as most leases in New Zealand are a solid year. However it’s worth talking to your landlord to see if they can be flexible at all, but if not it’s always preferable to have overlap rather (read more)

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