Are you moving to or from Whangarei, New Zealand?
We provide full removal services into and out of Whangarei, Mangawhai, Dargaville, Paihia, Kerikeri and the far North. Our team is available to answer any relocation questions you may have. They can be reached between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday on 0508 227 696 or email [email protected]
Let us help you plan your relocation and discover everything Whangarei and the Northland region has to offer, get a free movers quote today!
Whangarei is to be found towards the top of the north island, and is the northern-most city in New Zealand and the regional capital of the Northland Region. The area is blessed with a magnificent choice of beaches, coastline and off-shore islands. The city also serves as the gateway to New Zealand’s Far North and the Bay of Islands, and is a region with an extensive wine-making history, the first vines were planted in Kerikeri in 1819.
For a town of approximately 50,000 people, Whangarei is recognised for its artistic and cultural diversity, and whose home can be found at the Whangarei Art Museum. More details of the city can be found at this whangareinz.com information site and for the Northland region where you are never more than 40kms from the coast and a selection of some of the finest beaches, coves and harbours in all of New Zealand. Northland is a fisherman and diver’s paradise, with one of the top diving sites in the world, the Poor Knight Islands hosting four diving wrecks (the twin wrecks Tui and Waikato off the Tutukaka Coast, the HMNZS Canterbury in the Bay of Islands and Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior in Matauri Bay).
Housing / Accommodation
There is a ready supply of all types and sizes of accommodation across Whangarei, and Crown Auckland’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.
Public transport in Whangarei is provided by CityLink, but as in most places in New Zealand, owning a car will provide the flexibility to explore this delightful region. Whangarei has a regional airport, which provides services through the Air New Zealand network.
There are many schools in Whangarei, from primary right through to secondary schools, and a list can be found at The Ministry of Education to help you choose.
Whangarei has a main hospital and all the health services you would expect to find in a major region are provided by the Northland District Health Board and a number of private companies throughout the town.
In line with Whangarei’s reputation for artistic and cultural diversity, there is 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 Whangarei 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.
Crown Relocations has over 55 years of experience relocating individuals and families to and from Whangarei and throughout New Zealand. To arrange a quotation call our office for an obligation FREE quote on: 0508 227 696 or you can use our online quote forms: Quote Wizard, Quick Quote, Home Visit Request
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.