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Furniture Trailer Hire And Driving Tips

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The perfect all-weather transport option, furniture trailers keep your belongings covered and secure during transit and are an easy way of increasing the carrying capacity of your vehicle. Furniture trailers are useful for moving all kinds of things – beds, drawers, tables and chairs, sofas, mountain bikes, office furniture and much more. Furniture trailers are also great for portable onsite storage options, providing temporary lockable, weather proof storage anywhere anytime. This can be ideal for camping situations and pre-packing when moving house. Furniture Trailer Hire In NZ Unless you have a friend who owns one, hiring a furniture trailer is the best way to get your hands on one for (read more)

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Furniture Truck Hire In Christchurch

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Hiring a furniture truck in Christchurch or any town or city in New Zealand really is much easier than you may think. There are no special skills required other than being both legally and physically able to drive a vehicle – a special licence is not necessary. The benefits of hiring your own furniture moving truck are what makes it worthwhile, greater flexibility, cost effectiveness, and the freedom to schedule your day as you please top the list, but hiring your own furniture moving truck also 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 (read more)

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Wet Weather Driving Tips

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Weather conditions in New Zealand vary greatly from one end of the country to the other and are unpredictable at the best of times so it’s important to be prepared and drive accordingly. Extreme wet weather is something you could strike in any part of the country at any time of the year, but it is most prevalent during the winter months. Water logged soil and heavy rainfall can result in flooding, slips or landslides and excess road surface water. Areas particularly prone to heavy rainfall include the west coast of the South Island and the very far north of the North Island. Wet Weather Driving In NZ When driving (read more)

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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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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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