Moving to New Zealand

Settling In Services

Settling in Services

Imagine living in a country blessed with natural, awe-inspiring beauty, an enviable laid back lifestyle and a wealth of opportunities for you and your family. This dream comes true for thousands of people every year and you too can make a successful move to New Zealand.

When planning your relocation it’s easy to get caught up in the logistics and not attend to the emotional impact a relocation can have on partners and children. With a network of offices throughout both the North and South Islands, Crown is perfectly positioned to support you and your family during the important arrival and settling in phase of your new adventure.

Settling in Tips

Moving to New Zealand can bring with it significant cultural adjustments, important new decisions to be made and administrative tasks to be performed. Crown provides accurate information on such topics as climate, culture, cost of living, banking, transport, health, community services and much more. Our Settling in Tips will answer many of the questions you will have surrounding your new home location and in turn will assist you and your family in the settlement process.

Look See

Crown’s 'Look See' program will introduce you to your new environment and help prepare your family for life in New Zealand.  Upon your arrival a dedicated Relocation Consultant will assess your needs and prepare a program to suit your specific requirements.

A typical escorted 'Look See' may include:

  • Welcome Pack (valuable information on new city)
  • Housing options (to lease or buy)
  • Banking (opening an account)
  • Community facilities (religion, sporting, shopping etc)
  • Education (School Search)
  • Healthcare (Doctors, dentists, medical facilities etc)

This may include a pick up service from the airport and safe transportation to either your hotel or serviced apartment. A Welcome Pack may be requested offering a wealth of information on your new home location.

Orientation Tour

Relocating to New Zealand

This is an organised tour typically completed upon arrival at the new location. Each tour is tailored to meet individual needs and address specific questions and concerns about the new environment.

A typical tour would include local schooling and housing options, banking, transportation systems, sports clubs, medical facilities, leisure activities and other interests.



Home Find  

Real Estate New Zealand

This service facilitates the sourcing of suitable housing options as quickly and cost effectively as possible upon arrival at the new location. The service typically involves the provision of quality information and advice on housing conditions and prices prior to arrival.Once there we arrange conducted visits (generally 1-2 days) to a shortlist of available homes that match your criteria. Our consultants explain the merits of each property taking into account school zoning, local community facilities etc. Once a suitable property is found, assistance is available to negotiate the lease and/or purchase price on favourable terms.


School search

Schools in New Zealand

As a specialist relocation company we understand that the primary concerns of parents who are relocating will be centered on the needs of their children. With 11 dedicated Crown offices and more than 30 qualified Relocation Consultants throughout the major and minor NZ city centres, Crown is well placed to offer vital support and local information on the  New Zealand education system. We will identify schooling requirements, provide in-depth information on all available education options and coordinate escorted school visits. This will include an explanation of  testing and interview requirements and professional assistance  with  the application and enrollment into the chosen school.

In summary a typical 'School Search' may include:

  • Pre arrival needs analysis
  • Overview of the education system
  • Fee structures and Education Review Office reports  
  • Coordination of school appointments
  • Assistance with enrolment (where required)


Tailored Relocation Service

Working in New Zealand

In many instances our customers require a combination of support services that can include elements of the Orientation Tour, School Search and Home Search programmes. In these circumstances our consultant will conduct an initial Needs Assessment with a customer and then prepare a tailored package of services specific to their situation. This method is very cost effective as the provision of services can be linked to a budget and the programme planned to exact requirements.

Furniture Hire

Moving Furniture to New Zealand

This service appeals to customers who have their household goods and personal effects in transit, or who plan on furnishing their home at a later date.  Based on your requirements we will arrange the delivery and full set up of furniture and appliances prior to your arrival. Whether you are looking to furnish a full house/apartment or require just a few items, Crown can tailor a package to fit your needs and budget. In addition to furniture and major appliances, kitchen and laundry items such as crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, ironing boards, small appliances etc can be rented on a weekly or monthly basis.

Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange

There are many things to consider when moving overseas and transferring your money is one of them. Crown has entered into a partnership with NZForex to provide an easy, reliable and cost effective solution for clients who are moving their funds internationally. NZ Forex are members of the OzForex Group, a respected market leader who have been providing foreign exchange services since 1988. They have over 150 staff across 6 continent and specialise in on line foreign exchange services to both individuals and corporations. They currently service over 100,000 clients a year in 50 countries. Get in touch for more information

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