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10 Tips for Moving With Children

10 Tips for Moving With Children

Moving can be hard, but moving with children can be even harder. Kids can be difficult at the best of times, so how on Earth are we supposed to survive a stressful period like moving?! Fear not, because we’ve put together 10 tips for moving with children which will save you from those stress migraines. We’ll cover things like roles and responsibilities, open discussions and who to talk to if you want the best moving service available.

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10 Tips for Relocating to Australia With Your Family

10 Tips for Relocating to Australia With Your Family

Moving to Australia with your family is going to bring a whole bunch of positive changes for everyone. You should be excited and ready to embrace a new country and a new start. So, what about the basics, before we start getting philosophical? Here are our top 10 tips for relocating to Australia with your family.

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How Do You Make a Move Fun For Kids?

How Do You Make a Move Fun For Kids?

Moving isn’t always fun for adults, and it can often be difficult for kids. Children get attached to things easily, and the house that they live in is definitely a big one. It’s natural for parents to want to make the move as easy as possible for their kids and, therefore, make it fun. Let’s try to make moving as fun as possible for our kids – something we’ll explain in this post. We’ll also tell you who to call when you need a fantastic moving company.

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How Do You Mentally Prepare for Moving Abroad?

How Do You Mentally Prepare for Moving Abroad?

Moving abroad can be a little daunting, even if you’re excited to do it. You’ve understandably got a few questions on your mind: how am I going to do this? Won’t I miss my friends back home? Will I enjoy it there? It’s perfectly normal to ask these questions, and even have a few doubts! But don’t get thrown by them too much. Let’s discuss how you can mentally prepare for moving abroad and who can help you when it comes to the move.

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Top Tips for Moving House with Kids

Top Tips for Moving House with Kids

Moving isn’t always easy and, if you’re moving with kids, it can be even less easy. You’ve got more stuff to pack, you have to be an emotional support pillar for your kids and, consequently, you’re more stressed out. If you want a stress-free move for you and your kids, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll go through our top tips for moving house with kids and tell you who to call if you need an extra helping hand (hint: it’s not Ghostbusters).

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What Do I Need to Move to Australia?

What Do I Need to Move to Australia?

Thinking of moving to Australia? We highly encourage you to do it. You’ll enjoy sunny weather; great job prospects and you’ll only be a stone’s throw from home. These are just a few of the reasons why so many Kiwis spend at least a little portion of their lives across the ditch. So, what do you need to move there? Let’s cover the basics of what you need to move to Australia.

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What Do I Need to Move to Canada?

What Do I Need to Move to Canada?

Are you thinking of leaping across the globe and becoming a Canadian? It’ll be an experience like no other! As one of the most liveable countries in the world, Canada is no doubt a great place to spend a few months, years or even the rest of your life. So, before you’re watching ice hockey and putting maple syrup on your bacon, what do you need to move to Canada? Let’s take care of a couple of basics in this post.

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What Do I Need to Move to Europe?

What Do I Need to Move to Europe?

Moving to Europe? Prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime. From Lisbon to Moscow, Europe is full of amazing cities that are waiting to be explored. When you knock off work on Fridays, you can simply catch a low-cost flight and be in a completely different country for the weekend! So, before you’re running out of pages in your passport, what do you need to move to Europe? In this post, we’ll explain the basics.

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What Do I Need to Move to South Africa?

What Do I Need to Move to South Africa?

Heading to South Africa, mate? What an experience this will be for you. When you move to South Africa, you’ll enjoy beautiful scenery, rare wildlife and vibrant, amazing people. But before you head off on your once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ve got to check off a few essential things first. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of what you need to move to South Africa.

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What Do I Need to Move to South America?

What Do I Need to Move to South America?

Thinking of moving to South America? Vamonos! You’ll experience things you’ve never experienced before when you make the move to South America. We’re talking about vibrant cities that are brimming with life, a completely different culture and incredible food. What more do we need to say? But before you’re exploring the streets of Rio De Janeiro, there’s a couple of things we need to tick off first. Let’s go through the basics of what you need when moving to South America.

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What Do I Need to Move to the UK?

What Do I Need to Move to the UK?

Moving to the UK is almost a rite of passage for us Kiwis. And why wouldn’t it be? We’ve got it really lucky when it comes to moving to the UK. It’s easy in terms of paperwork, Visa applications, finding a job and assimilating with UK culture. So, what do you need to get the process of moving to the UK started? Today, we’ll cover all the basics!

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What Do I Need to Move to the USA?

What Do I Need to Move to the USA?

Moving to the USA soon? You’re in for an unforgettable experience. As the world’s third-biggest country, with a population of well over 300 million, it’d take a lifetime to explore all corners of the USA. This means it’s impossible to get bored when living there! You’ll need to cover a few things before you can start your new life in the USA. Let’s go through a few of the basics.

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What is the First Thing to Do When Moving into a New House?

What is the First Thing to Do When Moving into a New House?

Moving house can be a pretty intense period of your life. Once you’ve packed up your old house and transported it to the new place, that’s when the fun begins. You get to make it your own, setting it up for many happy memories to be made. So, what’s the first thing to do when moving into a new house? You can’t just start from the beginning with no plan. In this post, we’ll tell you a few things that should be at the top of the list when you’ve just got the keys to your new place.

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Top Five Tips for Moving Houses

Top Five Tips for Moving Houses

Moving house can be super exciting, or it can be super stressful. The vibe of your move doesn’t just depend on what type of person you are or whether you had a strong enough coffee on the moving day, but it also depends on a couple of other things too. So, how do we avoid a stressful move and achieve a stress-free move instead? You’ve come to the right place. These are our top five tips for moving house.

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Tips for Moving to The USA

Tips for Moving to The USA

Moving to the USA is probably one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. Whether you’re studying at a great college, about to start work in your dream career or have met the love of your life, moving to the USA will bring you a whole new range of experiences and opportunities. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: before you’re lying on Venice Beach in LA or visiting the coolest jazz bars in New York City, we’ve got to get you up to speed with the moving process. Here are our top tips for moving to the USA.

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Tips for Moving to The UK

Tips for Moving to The UK

Moving to the UK is almost a rite of passage for us Kiwis. From the bustling streets of London to the hip atmosphere in Glasgow and the quaint charm of Cardiff, the UK is truly an amazing place – so there’s no wonder why you’re planning to move there. Before you’re an honorary Brit, however, there are a few things we’ve got to check off the list. Here are our top tips for moving to the UK.

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Tips for Moving to South America

Tips for Moving to South America

South America: a lively, exciting and culturally diverse place, home to over 400 million people. It’s a popular destination for tourism, and you may even like it so much that you’re planning to move there. If so, you’ve come to the right place! Moving to South America may be a little intimidating at first, but with a few handy tips, your relocation will be as smooth as ever. So, without further ado, here are our top tips for moving to South America.

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Tips for Moving to South Africa

Tips for Moving to South Africa

South Africa is a culturally rich place with fantastic food and warm people. That being said, it’s important to keep safety in mind if you’re planning to live there. Make sure you do your research on safety in South Africa well before moving. You’ll receive basic tips like driving with your car doors locked as well as a number of other handy pieces of advice. In this post, however, we won’t focus on being negative nellies. Instead, we’ll give you our top tips for the moving part of your relocation to South Africa.

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Tips for Moving to Europe

Tips for Moving to Europe

Kiwis have been attracted to Europe since forever. You can’t blame us! It’s a culturally rich and beautiful place, with hundreds of fascinating cities – and the best part is, you can simply hop on a train or a plane and be somewhere totally different within an hour or two. But before you’re strolling through the streets of Paris or sitting on a beach on the Amalfi coast sipping limoncello, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Luckily, we’re here to give you our essential tips for moving to Europe.

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Tips for Moving to Canada

Tips for Moving to Canada

Canada is one of the greatest countries in the world. And it’s not just us who says that! With one of the highest human development indexes and some of the most liveable cities in the world, life in Canada is simply a dream. Not only that but with its great lakes and snowy white mountains, it’s a beautiful place to live too. So, before you’re skiing down a picturesque slope in Whistler, we need to get you up to speed on what to do before moving to Canada. Here are our top tips for your move!

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Tips for Moving to Australia

Tips for Moving to Australia

Moving to Australia is a super exciting thing to do. Get ready to enjoy great weather, lovely people and awesome job prospects. With some of the world’s most liveable cities, including Adelaide and Melbourne, there’s a reason why so many Kiwis are moving to the Great Southern Land. But before you’re sipping your iced latte on Bondi Beach, there are a few things you’ve got to keep in mind. Luckily, we’re here to help! This is our essential list of tips for moving to Australia.

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Tips for Moving to Asia

Tips for Moving to Asia

It’s the largest and most populated continent in the world: Asia. It’s home to some amazing cities like Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and many, many more. Moving to Asia is bound to be a culturally enriching experience – one that you will never forget. But before you’re settled down in your new city, there are some things you’ve got to tick off the list first. What are the keys things to remember when moving to Asia? Here are our top tips.

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Tips for Moving Overseas

Tips for Moving Overseas

Moving overseas is possibly the most exciting thing you’ll ever do in your life. There are a range of new experiences that are knocking on your door. It may be scary, it may be tough at first, but once you’re settled in your new hometown, it’ll be an incredibly rewarding experience. Before we get you to that point, we’ve got to do some intense planning and preparing. How do you move overseas? What do you need to keep in mind? In this post, we’ll run through our tips for moving overseas.

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Step-by-Step Office Relocation Checklist

Step-by-Step Office Relocation Checklist

Relocating to a new office? Congratulations! There’s no better morale-booster for your team than setting up a new space together and starting off fresh. It’s sure to bring a year of success and new confidence. But before you smash goals and achieve new records, you’ve got to get through the moving process first. What should be on your office relocation checklist? Let’s find out!

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Six Tips for a Last-Minute Move

Six Tips for a Last-Minute Move

Sometimes, moving in a hurry is inevitable. Maybe a new job in a different city needs you quicker than expected, or for other important reasons too. On the other hand, you may have decided to watch Netflix instead of preparing your move and now you’ve left everything until the last minute. Either way, we’re not here to judge. We’re here to help you out. If you’re moving in a hurry, here are six tips for a last-minute move.

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Temporary Storage for When You’re Moving House

Temporary Storage for When You’re Moving House

How did your house accrue so much stuff? It’s crazy to think that 200 years ago, our ancestors would have had a bed, a table, some chairs, and not much else. Now, if that’s the extent of your possessions, you’re considered some weird hippy minimalist. While it’s great that we’ve developed as a society and can now fill our house with furniture, it does make the task of moving houses slightly more difficult. If you can’t take all the furniture to your new place, where is it going to go?

Luckily, some genius invented a highly complex and intricate theory of ‘temporary storage’. Well, no, not really – it’s just common sense! If you can’t grab all your stuff during the move, then your friendly moving team should have temporary storage spaces for you. Here’s how to take advantage of temporary storage while moving house.

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How to Organise a Commercial Office Move

How to Organise a Commercial Office Move

Moving to a new office is a super exciting time for the business. It’s a fresh start; there’s an atmosphere of anticipation and a general feeling of great success on the horizon. But it seems like a massive task at first. How have others before you pulled off the relocation of an office? Well, it’s not as hard as it seems. In this post, we’ll outline a few tips for organising a commercial office move.

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How to Choose a House Removalist Company for Your Next Move

How to Choose a House Removalist Company for Your Next Move

In the age of information, it can be hard to know you’re choosing the right business for whatever service you need. Our Google searches are flooded with results and ads, making it difficult to narrow down the best candidate for the job. So, when it comes to choosing a house removals company, what should you be looking for? In this post, we’ll run you through it.

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How Long Does It Take to Ship a Car Overseas?

How Long Does It Take to Ship a Car Overseas?

We all love our cars. It doesn’t matter whether you drive a plain old white Corolla or a brand-new Lamborghini, cars often have immense sentimental value in our eyes. We’ve shared so many experiences with them (good and bad) and have created endless memories along the way. So, if you’re thinking of moving to another country, it’s completely understandable that you’d want to take one of your most prized possessions with you.

But shipping things isn’t cheap, is it? Heck, even the price of stamps for the regular envelope keeps getting more and more expensive. How many frickin’ stamps do you need to send a 1-tonne heap of metal to a different country? Luckily, you won’t need to cover your car in a million stamps in order to send it internationally. And actually, it costs less than you’d think!

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How Long Does It Take to Ship a Car Overseas?

How Long Does It Take to Ship a Car Overseas?

To many of us, our cars are like our surrogate children. We love them! We’ve spent so much time with them, shared endless memories together and have many more in the future to create. Whether we’re talking about your Grandma’s 1981 Honda Civic or a new Maserati, cars often have a huge amount of sentimental value to us. So, if you’re moving overseas, there’s simply no way you’re going to leave your baby behind – it has to come with you.

Luckily, you can ship your car to pretty much wherever you’re going! Antarctica might be a bit of a stretch, but other than that, you’re sweet. So, how long will the whole process take? Won’t it take forever? Actually, you’d be pleasantly surprised.

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How Do You Pack a House to Move Fast?

How Do You Pack a House to Move Fast?

There could be a few reasons why you need to pack a house to move fast. You might have been a bit of a silly billy and left the packing until the last minute. Hey, it happens to the best of us. Alternatively, you may be the head of an international crime syndicate and need to pack up and head to a remote Caribbean island pronto. If this is the case, please note we do not condone your behaviour. Nonetheless, there are steps you can take if you need to pack a house to move quickly, and that’s what we’ll address in this article.

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How Do You Organise an Office Move?

How Do You Organise an Office Move?

If you’re moving to a new office, first of all, congrats! It will instil a whole new feeling of confidence in the business, and it represents a fresh start for your team. So, second of all, how are you going to do it? Grab some of your mates with a ute and pay them in pizza and beer? Unfortunately, moving an office isn’t as easy as moving out of home for the first time. In this post, we’ll tell you how to organise an office move.

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How Do I Survive Moving House?

How Do I Survive Moving House?

It’s the question we ask ourselves each time we have to move to a new house: how in the world am I going to survive? There are so many boxes, so many pieces of furniture, so many things to tick off… at the beginning of the process, it looks like it’s going to be impossible to survive. Then, you’ve got to unpack your things and make your new place feel like home. It may seem hard at first, but there’s an art to surviving a move. That’s what we’ll address in this post today.

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How Can I Make Moving Easier?

How Can I Make Moving Easier?

Moving can go one of two ways: really easy and stress-free, or chaotic and stress heavy. Moving is something you want to make easier for yourself – it’s already a difficult time, having to uproot your whole life and plant yourself somewhere else. So how do we make moving easier for ourselves? There are a few tricks of the trade which expert movers live by. In this post, we’ll run through a few ways to make moving easier and who to call when you need to move.

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Can You Ship Your Car to Another Country?

Can You Ship Your Car to Another Country?

So, you’re moving to another country and you’ve packed up basically everything. Then you check your garage. Your car is a little too big to fit in your suitcase and you love it too much to leave behind. The only option is to somehow get it to your new country of residence.

Thankfully, this doesn’t involve any Harry Potter techniques like when Ron and Harry flew the Ford Anglia to Hogwarts. It’s actually a lot simpler (and safer) than that. A top-quality moving company will be able to ship your car internationally.

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Five Things to Look for in a Furniture Removals Company

Five Things to Look for in a Furniture Removals Company

Moving house soon? You’ll need a top-quality furniture removals company to do all the heavy lifting and transportation of your large items. There are so many furniture removalists out there that it can be tough to determine who’s the best team for the job. But if you look for a number of qualities in your moving company, you’ll find that you end up with a great bunch of movers and your move will be as easy as pie. To help you out, here are five things to look for in a furniture removals company.

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Christchurch housing market 'relatively flat' while Auckland tops $1m

Subdivisions and new homes are outstripping traditional suburbs in popularity as the Christchurch housing market cools off.

The city has a shortage of listings and the market is being described as "relatively flat" compared to strong growth in Auckland, Wellington and even Dunedin.

One property expert said the average asking price for a North Island house was just over $650,000, more than $200,000 above the average South Island house.

The QV House Price Index for August shows the average price of an Auckland home has topped the $1 million mark.

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Strong growth in value of Bay homes

Average house values in Tauranga City in August were up 28.5 per cent year on year to $633,638. Western Bay of Plenty homes also showed strong growth of 26.3 per cent to $557,640, according to the latest QV House Price Index.

Over the past three months, the average home value in Tauranga City rose 7 per cent, and the average value for Western Bay homes rose 6.2 per cent.

However, perhaps the most telling statistic is that average house prices in Auckland have now topped the million-dollar mark at $1,013,632.

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Former Auckland couple "just amazed" at value in buying into Rotorua

David Curry-Wood couldn't believe his luck when he saw what his money could buy him in the Rotorua property market.

After years of carefully watching markets, he made the decision to sell his 1960s three-bedroom weatherboard and brick home in the Auckland suburb of Beachhaven and buy in Rotorua last November.

Curry-Wood and fiancé Louise Mccall found a 2000s two-storey, five-bedroom "top of the range" fully furnished home in Lynmore for just under $700,000.

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Ever wondered how those giant eggs get moved into position?

The Moving Company will be moving the 100 giant eggs created by leading and emerging New Zealand artists, designers and celebrities around and between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for nearly a month. The Moving Company also commissioned three of these fabulous eggs, which we are eggstra proud of!

That's right, the eggstraordinary Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt in support of Starship is coming back to New Zealand this Easter.

Following the rip-roaring success of last year’s inaugural hunt Down Under, 100 giant eggs created by leading and emerging New Zealand artists, designers and celebrities will again be hidden in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for nearly a month.

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The Big Egg Hunt

Big Egg Poster

This Easter, Kiwis can take part in The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt – the first event of its kind Down Under which showcases giant eggs designed by top New Zealand artists all in support of Starship.

New Zealand’s leading artists and designers have turned giant eggs into unique masterpieces. The Moving Company is the official partner chosen to carefully deliver and hide 100 eggs, along with the team of volunteers from Starship, throughout Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in historic, landmark and public spaces where you will be able to join the hunt and go into the draw to win the ultimate prize – a unique 340g 18ct Gold Whittaker’s Slab, which has been made by Partridge Jewellers.

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Moving Kiwis Everywhere!

If you're regularly driving on the roads of New Zealand, there's a good chance you'll come across The Moving Company's removal truck with livery depicting beautiful scenes of New Zealand moving destinations on one side, and cities of popular international moving destinations on the other. Each side of the truck has a large banner with the words 'Moving Kiwis Everywhere!' and if you're following it on the road you'll see a picture of the Cape Reinga lighthouse on the back with it's iconic yellow signs pointing to major international cities.

Moving Kiwis Everywhere Around New Zealand

The Moving Company's 'Moving Kiwis Everywhere!' truck brightens up a dull, cloudy day in Whitianga, New Zealand.

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Recent Oz Job Expo iPhone Winner

Oz Job Expo iPhone winner

During the Oz Job Expo in May, we had hundreds of entries for the chance to win an iPhone 4S from The Moving Company.

Thank you to everybody who came to our stand to talk about Moving to Australia and entering the competition.

Many job seekers we spoke to are serious about moving to Australia. And since then we've helped many Kiwis make the move to Australia, with total confidence that their belongings would arrive safely and be well looked after.

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The Moving Company is Commended for Operations & Customer Service Quality

The Moving Company has undergone the toughest and most strenuous quality assessment in the moving industry and been commended on the results.

The Moving Company FIDI FAIM Certificate

FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover) is the most stringent, all-encompassing quality programme based on over 200 defined quality requirements covering company operations and services to customers. Every two years The Moving Company welcomes the opportunity to have an independent assessment of our international moving activities by the Ernst & Young accounting firm.

The Moving Company was personally commended by Michael Cassiers, the Secretary-General of The FIDI Global Alliance, for our performance on the FAIM compliance procedure as verified by Ernst & Young, and awarded the prestigious FAIM 2.0 certificate.

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Oz Job Expo – Moving to Australia

Oz Job Expo

Hundreds of people attended the 2012 Oz Job Expo and were keen to know more about the cost of Moving to Australia.

With news broadcasting stories of Kiwis flocking to Australia for high paying jobs, we are moving more New Zealanders to Australia than ever before.

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Pride in Fleet is Awarded

Best Iveco in Show Award

Best Iveco in Show Award, The Great Wellington Truck Show - February 2012

Trentham Memorial Park is transformed into a truckie's dream as the convoy of trucks from around New Zealand descend for the day. With truck and industry displays, truck rides, food stalls, face painting, rides, and truck competitions, it's a great day to promote the latest arrivals in our fleet. With over 100 trucks on show, The Moving Company is proud to have been awarded the Best Iveco in the show!

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