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A guide to foraging for wild edibles in New Zealand
There are over 250 types of readily available wild edibles that can be a joyous addition to your diet. If you’re unsure where to start, our beginnings guide to foraging in New Zealand is here to help.
New Zealand's Literary Legends: A Journey Through Kiwi Literature
A great way to immerse yourself in New Zealand culture is to read literature by Kiwi authors. Here are some of New Zealand's most notable authors.
How to get rid of unwanted household items in New Zealand
If you have unwanted household waste find out how to get rid of it responsibly.
New to New Zealand? Cultural etiquette tips for settling in
One thing that can help is learning the cultural etiquette of New Zealand. Small tips like knowing how Kiwis deal with confrontation or understanding local customs can help you expect the unexpected.
The Comprehensive Checklist for Car Transport Services in New Zealand
This guide is designed to help you navigate car transport services in New Zealand easier so you can learn the essential steps needed to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Native New Zealand trees to plant in every type of space
Native trees are a great way to support the ecosystem, attract native birds like tuis and fantails to your outdoor space and improve the look of your home. Here’s how to find the right type of native trees for your space.
Moving to Wellington: The Best Ways to Get Around
Wellington is known for its compact size, and having access to a private vehicle can come with its pros and cons. In this guide, we’ll help you decide whether buying a car is right for you and explore other options for getting around the city.
Guide to coworking spaces in Christchurch
Looking for a co-working space in Ōtautahi / Christchurch? Whether you like working in the CBD or the suburbs or even by the beach, the garden city is has a thriving coworking culture. Here’s our picks of the best places to work from in the city.
The best New Zealand podcasts for expats
Moving to a new country can be daunting, especially if you do it alone. To help you in your move, we’ve gathered the best podcasts for expats moving to New Zealand.
New Zealand's Music Scene: Exploring the evolution of music in NZ
Despite our relatively small population, New Zealand has produced many successful musicians who have made waves at home and abroad. We explore the history of New Zealand music through the ages.
Exploring New Zealand's Universities: Culture, Study and Campus Life
Whether looking for a career in agriculture, medicine or academia or enrolling as a domestic or international student, New Zealand offers a wide range of higher education options for those looking to enrol in an undergraduate degree, master's or PhD programme.
Rehoming your pet in New Zealand: how to prepare your dog
If you’re considering rehoming your dog, learning about the process is a great way to prepare your dog and your family for the change in circumstances. Read on to find out if rehoming is the right choice and how to prepare your dog for their new family.
The ultimate guide to New Zealand's music festivals
From well-known festivals like Rhythm and Vines to undiscovered gems, we’ve brought together the ultimate guide to Aotearoa’s festivals.
Urban farming: Everything you need to know about keeping chickens in New Zealand
Before keeping chickens it’s a good idea to know what the rules and regulations are where you live. It’s also a good idea to know the pros and cons (beyond free eggs) of keeping these animals on your property.
The Digital Nomads Guide to Living and Working in New Zealand
Interested in becoming a digital nomad in New Zealand? Here's everything you need to know about working remotely, from visas to the best co-working spots around the country.
Exploring volcanic & geothermic New Zealand
Here are the best ways to see and experience New Zealand’s geothermal wonderland.
Working in New Zealand: How to find a job in 2024
Having some knowledge of the employment market before you arrive can make applying for a job and getting an interview much faster. Here's what you need to know about getting a job in New Zealand in 2024
Lord of the Rings Filming Locations in New Zealand: What to visit and how to get there
Whether you’re a Tolkien fan or just want to explore some of the most cinematic scenery in the world, here’s where to find your own slice of Middle Earth.
A Quick Guide to Food Shopping and Groceries in New Zealand
From supermarket chains to the difference in produce and prices, our food shopping guide can help you understand what to expect.
The best self-driving trips in the North Island
Slightly warmer with tropical microclimates in the north, Te Ika-a-Māui is as beautiful as the South Island, with as many forests, lakes and national parks to explore.
The pros and cons of installing a rainwater collection system in New Zealand
While water restrictions aren’t the norm in New Zealand, having your own supply of water available at all times has many benefits.
The best self-driving trips in the South Island
From the towering Southern Alps to the lush rainforests of Fiordland, expansive plains of Canterbury, stunning Southern coastline and gem-coloured lakes of Central Otago, there’s no shortage of places to experience.
New Zealand English: Key differences from American and British English
New Zealand has unique and subtle differences to British and American English, which may confuse some people. Here are the key differences you should know before you travel to New Zealand.
Discovering Māori Culture: From ancient legends to Kupe and modern Aotearoa
While there are more than 100 iwi (tribes) in New Zealand, each with their own stories, learning more about the origins of Māori can help you connect with the culture while you are here.
Understanding and navigating your rental rights in New Zealand
Knowing what you are responsible for and what your landlord is and isn’t allowed to ask of you as a tenant will help you have a smoother, more enjoyable tenancy experience. We help answer the most common rental questions in New Zealand.
What kind of insurance do I need in New Zealand?
If you’re moving to New Zealand, it’s a good idea to take out some level of insurance to protect yourself while you are here. But what type of insurance do you actually need, and what can you afford to avoid?
How to celebrate traditional Maori festivals in modern New Zealand
Learn some of the key Māori celebrations in New Zealand and where and how you can get involved in celebrating while you are here.
Everything you need to know about New Zealand's wine industry
New Zealand’s wine industry is relatively new, but local wines punch well above their weight when it comes to quality and taste.
New Zealand wildlife: Where to see iconic animals in New Zealand
New Zealand is known for its stunning landscapes, sparking blue lakes, rivers, and towering and majestic mountain ranges. Before visiting Aotearoa, many people don’t know that our country is also home to a diverse range of wildlife.
Understanding New Zealand Politics: A Simplified Guide for New Residents
Before moving to New Zealand, it’s a good idea to understand the country’s political system. Explore the key elements of New Zealand politics, including how MMP works, the voting process, and an overview of major political parties.
Leading Ladies: The Evolution of Female Leadership in New Zealand
From being the first country to grant women the right to vote to having three female Prime Ministers, New Zealand has continuously paved the way for women in politics and power.
Exploring New Zealand: The best ways to travel between cities
There are more ways to get between cities than private cars. We break down the best ways to see New Zealand from ferries, trains, buses and planes.
Buying a house in New Zealand: New build or renovate which is better?
Buying in a new neighbourhood can protect homeowners from market downturns, but renovating can be better for your budget. Which is better?
New Zealand Public Holidays in 2024
If you’re moving to New Zealand for work or have just entered the workforce it's important you know your rights around public holidays and working in New Zealand.
How to join or start a community garden in New Zealand
There are many benefits to getting involved in a community garden. Here’s how to join or start a community garden in New Zealand.
What changes landlords and tenants can expect in 2024
With an incoming government in New Zealand, there are changes to the housing laws on the horizon. Here’s what landlords and tenants can expect to change in 2024.
10 clothing items to pack before you move to New Zealand
Moving to New Zealand promises a laid-back lifestyle, but if you’ve never visited before, you may not know what to pack. Whether you are visiting for a holiday or planning a move, there are some things you won’t want to forget.
Inside New Zealand's Film Industry: From Local Productions to Global Blockbusters
New Zealand films and locations have significantly impacted the global cinematic landscape. Learn how the New Zealand film industry went from humble beginnings to its current status as a cinematic force to be reckoned with.
New Zealand's Coffee Culture: A Nation of Flat White Lovers
While New Zealand is famed for its beautiful scenery, egalitarian society and work-life balance, one area that is often overlooked is its coffee culture.
New Zealand's Great Walks: 10 Amazing Hikes And Where To Find Them
New Zealand’s Great Walks are one of the best ways to see our country.
How to find seasonal work in New Zealand
Here are the best ways to find seasonal work in New Zealand.
Understanding KiwiSaver: What it is and why you should join
Learn about how KiwiSaver works, what the pros and cons are of joining, and why you might want to take advantage of this scheme.
How to Explore New Zealand's Craft Beer Scene
Visiting a craft brewery is a must-do for beer enthusiasts while they are in New Zealand.
Surviving and Thriving as an expat in New Zealand: A guide to integration
Our guide to integrating into New Zealand culture can help you feel more at home in Aotearoa.
11 of the best New Zealand beaches worth exploring
While hiking and road-tripping are definitely part of the Kiwi experience, our beautiful beaches are another treasure often overlooked.
How to responsibly freedom camp in New Zealand
New Zealand is the perfect location for freedom camping. Find out what you need to know before you explore the far-flung reaches of Aotearoa.
New Zealand's Rugby Obsession: From the All Blacks to Grassroots Clubs
What is it that makes New Zealand a force to be reckoned with when it comes to rugby?
New Zealand home buying guide: Everything you need to know about researching buying and settling on a home
Familiarising yourself with the home-buying process can reduce stress and ensure you know what to expect each step of the way.
How to buy a home at auction in New Zealand
Whether you're a first-time buyer or looking to build your portfolio, our guide to buying a home at auction is here to help.
Where to buy furniture at auction in New Zealand
Furniture auctions can fill the gap between buying second-hand and new mass-produced furniture.
The ultimate guide to New Zealand's national symbols and icons
New Zealand has many national symbols and icons that are unique to our Pacific Island home.
Understanding Kiwi Slang and Culture
Moving to New Zealand? This guide can help you understand slang and Kiwi culture.
The Māori art of tattoo: History, meaning and modern expression
Tā Moko - traditional Māori tattoos are an art form that has existed for hundreds of years.
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TradeMe purchase pickup and delivery service across NZ
TradeMe Delivery
Get your heavy-large TradeMe purchase picked up and delivered by our movers anywhere in NZ.
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Car Transport
Our professional car transport teams from across New Zealand are the best at what they do.
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Motorcycle Transport
Our pros take everything into consideration when ensuring the safety and well-being of your bike.
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Piano transport
Piano Move
Moving a piano requires the expertise to ensure is kept safe and protected on the road.
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Furniture removals
Furniture Removals
Our teams will treat your possessions like they would their own, ensuring that the greatest care and diligence is taken.
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Pet Transport
During the transport our teams will ensure full care, well-being and friendliness as if they were our own.
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Boat Transport
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