Are you emigrating to New Zealand? Start moving!

Emigrating to New Zealand is a major event. Of course, you can choose to arrange this yourself, but why not let Transpack take care of the move for you?

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We are a professional and international moving company, and would be happy to guide you through the entire process of moving from the Netherlands to a new home abroad. Using our services ensures that you will not encounter any surprises, and you are assured of prompt and professional service.

You will, of course, travel to your destination by plane, but your goods will go by boat. The total shipping time from the port of Rotterdam to Napier is approximately 70 days. Upon arrival at the port and after clearance of your shipment, your goods will be delivered to your home. Depending on the customs procedure, the total time to ship your goods from the Netherlands to your new home in Napier takes on average about 3 months.

Transpack Moving Services is experienced in providing international moves and offers services world-wide. We offer a personalized approach and tailor made services for every budget.

We strive to minimize the time between packing, the collection of your goods and the departure of the boat. Therefore, we coordinate with you the planning of your move: what is a good time and what is not?

What does emigrating to New Zealand cost?

The price for a move to New Zealand depends on your choice of services and the volume of your goods. You can fill out an extensive quotation form on this site so we can calculate the cost for you. Or you can use our handy app ( (App Store / Google Play) for this purpose. Just fill in your data, take pictures of what you want to take along and we will calculate the price based on the photos.

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Great service and would recommend them to anyone. Best movers I’ve ever used. – Rebecca

★★★★ Good service and also very good price.

The whole experience from start to finish was painless and we found the staff very helpfut even thought our original contact went on holidays during the first contact. – Gillies

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Emigrating to New Zealand: What do I need to do myself?

When emigrating to New Zealnd, there is a lot to do. At Transpack, we do our utmost to help you as much as possible. However, there are several matters that you will need to address yourself (Click here for a checklist). Are you arranging your emigration via Transpack? We will guide you through these matters and help you with any complicated documents and applications.

The import of household goods and furniture in New Zealand is highly regulated and as such there are two major public services that one should be aware of.


In general, used personal property and household goods may be imported into New Zealand without paying customs duties and taxes, provided that the items are personal property and have been used to New Zealand at least twelve months prior to departure.

This applies to migrants who come to New Zealand for permanent stays, returning to a permanent residence permit, temporary residents or returning New Zealand citizens.

It is also possible to import hereditary goods without payment of duties and taxes, provided that you can prove that the goods are wanted or given as part of the estate of the deceased person.

In respect of alcohol and tobacco products, import duties and taxes must be paid. There are also very strict controls around the following limited goods : Please note that some goods are prohibited, while other products require special import authorizations.


New Zealand has a very unique natural environment that is free from a large number of diseases and pests that can be found in other parts of the world. All imported household goods and personal property to New Zealand are subject to a quarantine inspection before they can be released for access to New Zealand.

Most households have a number of common items that can be considered as ‘quarantine concern’. Forbidden items )will be destroyed or ordered to be exported from New Zealand. Our specialists will review all the steps, procedures and necessary documents!


It is desirable to contact our local relocation partner as soon as possible after your arrival in New Zealand. This to prevent any costs for hiring a container at the port of any of the destinations. The required documents must be handed over to the customs authorities before arrival.

For processing these documents, customs need about five to seven working days. Our specialists will take all these steps, procedures and necessary documents with you!

Emigrating to New Zealand: What’s important to know once I’m there?

Before arriving in New Zealand, some things are important to know. The time difference varies by location. In Napier it’s about eleven hours time difference.

The annual seasons are different from the Netherlands because New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere: – Spring: between September – November – Summer between December – February – Fall between March – May – Winter between June – August.

The months November to March are the best months with nice temperatures and good weather conditions. The climate in the north is subtropical and in the south is a temperate climate.

Facts about New Zealand:

  • In New Zealand everyone drives left
  • 55 percent of the population is Christian
  • The official currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD)


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 Are you emigrating to New Zealand? Transpack will take care of it for you!