Checklist For Your DIY House Move

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Moving Home Boxes

While in the process of selling your existing home or looking for a new home the many details of moving house can be difficult to keep track of and the time involved is often underestimated. That’s why we have created this handy moving house checklist to help you keep up with all those little things and to keep you on track for the move, starting 2 months ahead of time!  2 Months Before Your Move Approximately 2 to 3 months out from the move you want to start looking at ways to make your move a little easier. The main way to do this is by decluttering or getting rid (read more)

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How To Choose The Right Size Rental Truck

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Moving Truck

Renting an unfamiliar vehicle can be a little daunting particularly when you are unsure about what you might need. Choosing the right size rental truck or van for the job is a bit like getting the right tool for the job it will mean the difference between completing the job cost-efficiently and blowing the budget and making the job more time-consuming. Taking some time to figure out exactly what you need is the key to hiring the right vehicle, that’s why we have created this handy guide to the things you should consider thinking about what size rental van or truck you might need. Types Of Trucks And Vans For (read more)

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Top 10 Christchurch Day Trips

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Akaroa Jetty

Christchurch is one of the best places to seek out a fun day trip – one the whole family will enjoy! There are plenty of excellent day trip destinations all within easy driving distance, with fun activities for all ages as well as some pretty amazing scenery to see along the way.  Need to know where to go on a day trip from Christchurch? Take a look below at our top 10 destinations with handy guide to drive times and things to do on the way and when you get there. 1. Hanmer Springs Drive time 1 hour 45 minutes The small alpine village of Hanmer Springs is one of the (read more)

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Top 20 Auckland Day Trip Destinations

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Sometimes it is fun to jump in the car and go exploring – the good news is – Auckland is one of the best places in New Zealand to do that from! You can go up into Northland and discover its beautiful beaches and remote bays or down deep into North Island farming country and maybe spot a Hobbit hole along the way! Whether you are short on time, or want to spend the day exploring well beyond the Auckland region, we have assembled this comprehensive guide to the best day trip options for all! Here are our top 20 day trips from Auckland ranked according to drive times so (read more)

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Save Money When Moving House – DIY Moving

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Family & Moving Truck

When faced with the challenge of moving house in New Zealand, whether it is across town, between cities and towns or even between Islands, for many kiwis the first thought is – how much is it going to cost – followed closely by how can I make it cheaper? The simplest answer to this question is by doing it yourself. Hiring a truck and moving your own furniture and belongings is widely considered the cheapest way to move house in NZ. There are a few things to take into consideration though – read on for help on choosing the right truck, packing tips and things you need to know about (read more)

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NZ Van Hire – Why Take A Van On Holiday

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Every summer, thousands of Kiwis pack up the car and head all across New Zealand to their favourite holiday destination. Whether it’s staying in a tent, bach or motel, everyone loves to get away for a while and enjoy a much needed change of pace. Consider these points before you embark on your next New Zealand holiday, and you may find that a minibus or van hire is worth it for you. 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Minivan If like most families, fitting everybody and all of their belongings in the car is a bit of a stretch, then hiring a minivan or minibus can be an affordable option. Some of (read more)

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7 Summer Dunedin Day Trip Destinations

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Long daylight hours and warmer temperatures mean summer is the perfect time for new adventures and exploring further afield with fun day trips for the whole family. Dunedin is one of those lucky places in New Zealand that provides a varied range of experiences all within easy driving distance. Pile up with friends and family in a rental van (a great way to cut down on petrol costs and to share the work of driving) and hit the road there are some fantastic locations nearby for you to explore! 1. Taiaroa Head And The Royal Albatross Centre The location of the only Albatross colony on the mainland, the Taiaroa Head (read more)

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10 Tips To Help You Move Home In New Zealand

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

We all love the idea of moving home. The excitement it can bring to move into a new house, put your own stamp on it, begin a new life and build new memories. However, there is one thing that we don’t all love (well, some of us might!) and that is the process of moving home. Packing boxes, organising your belongings and trying to organise everything you need to do, so we have put together this handy guide to packing up, tidying up and moving on! 10 Tips To Help You Prepare For Moving Take a look at our quick checklist of 10 things to think about when preparing to (read more)

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Planning A Summer Rental Van Day Trip?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

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. Top 6 Travel Tips However like all outings a bit of organisation beforehand is needed to ensure your (read more)

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Van Rental And New Zealand Freedom Camping

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

While there are plenty of awesome camping grounds, holiday parks and Department of Conservation (DOC) huts and facilities that cost next to nothing in New Zealand, camping out on public land or ‘Freedom Camping’ as it is commonly known, is still permitted in designated places across the countryside. What Is Freedom Camping? Particularly popular with backpackers and other tourists travelling on a budget, freedom camping in New Zealand means staying overnight in your vehicle in non-designated campground locations usually without any on site facilities (like toilets, running water, showers and public waste disposal etc.)   Your choice of vehicle whether it is campervan, caravan or van, will depend on how many (read more)

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