Are you moving to Palmerston North, New Zealand?
Let us help you plan your relocation and discover everything Palmerston North and the Manawatu-Wanganui region has to offer. Crown are an international and domestic relocations company, specialising in furniture removals, storage, overseas moving, movers insurance, world moving, office moving, relocation services and lots more. We will even relocate your vehicle and pets!
Address: 17 Bennett Street 4412, Palmerston North
Palmerston North is to be found in the Manawatu region of the central North Island, the city is nestled on the banks of the Manawatu River and is overlooked by the Tararua mountain range. It’s New Zealand’s seventh largest city with an estimated population of 82,400. There are a number of tertiary educational organisations based in the city, the most well-known is Massey University, which means the city has a vibrant student population.
The city’s geographical position means that it no more than a few hours drive from wineries of Hawke’s Bay, the Central Plateau ski-fields, Taranaki and Wellington.
Surrounded by the fertile Manawatu Plain, Palmerston North is endowed with opportunities to experience the great outdoors, ranging from short walks in splendid native bush, to half-day walks through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge, to tramping in the Ruahine or Tararua Ranges.
Palmerston North has open spaces, beautiful countryside and all the trappings of a big city, it doesn’t have the congestion and crowdedness normally associated with them, making it a great place to live and bring up a family.
As for places to see and go in Palmerston North, there are a number of many tourist attractions, the New Zealand Rugby Museum , Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History and Owlcatraz, in nearby Shannon, and the local tourist authority’s website has many more ideas for places to visit and activities in Palmerston North and the Manawatu region.
Housing / Accommodation
There is a ready supply of all types and sizes of accommodation across Palmerston North, and Crown Palmerston North’s experienced and helpful staff have built up extensive links with the local business community, and they will be able to help you find accommodation to suit your needs.
Visa / Permits
There are a number of types of visa that you may be eligible for when moving to New Zealand. Depending on the length of your stay or whether you plan to work, study or invest here.
The different types of visa available reflect the different Government-funded public services potentially available to expatriates.
From work to residence visas, essential skills visas, and visas for parents and children, check what may be available to you at New Zealand Now.
The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) is the local currency, and coins come in denominations of 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2, with $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 dollar notes.
When it comes time to convert your money to New Zealand dollars, it’s highly recommended that you do so via online transferal companies, as opposed to cash or travellers cheques. This is because banks are known to charge very high rates when dealing with these.
Crown recommends the services of OFX for converting your money online. People have been known to save hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars through this simple procedure. Visit Moving your Money for more information.
Something else that could come in handy is opening up a New Zealand bank account before arriving in the country. This makes the transferal process of your converted money much easier and again minimises the extra costs that are commonly involved with this process.
There are a number of banks that offer easy, online sign up services, including; Westpac, Kiwibank and Bank of New Zealand.
Palmerston North has an extensive public transport bus service, operated by the local regional council. Palmerston North airport provides services throughout New Zealand using the Air New Zealand network.
There are nearly 40 schools in Palmerston North, from primary right through to secondary, and Massey University has a campus in Palmerston North, as does UCOL.
Palmerston North has a main hospital and all the health services you would expect to find in a major city are provided by the MidCentral DHB and a number of private companies throughout the city.
Palmerston North’s cultural diversity, vibrant art and creative scene make for an established social environment, with frequent opportunities to meet people from all walks of life. Because of this unique atmosphere, expatriates do not have trouble assimilating into the wider community. Opportunities to form closer-knit groups arise through children’s school activities and events, as well as through sports teams, sporting fixtures, and hobby or special interest groups. There are also a number of reputable singles networks in the local area that arrange sightseeing trips, restaurant dinners and weekend events. There are a number of organisations available to provide professional networking opportunities, and Vision Manawatu have an extensive list of some of those available
IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.