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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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