Maybe it’s the rugby results, maybe it’s the economy – or maybe it’s just because life’s a little sweeter this side of The Tasman – but for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century more people are moving from Australia to New Zealand than leaving Aotearoa for the “Lucky Country”.
Statistics New Zealand has just released the figures for migration to and from New Zealand in the year to October, 2015, and the key results are:
New Zealand had an overall gain of 62,500 people.
25,000 of the 120,100 people moving to New Zealand came from Australia.
100 more people arrived from Australia than left for Australia.
Two-thirds of those arriving from Australia were Kiwi citizens.
Overall arrivals were up 12% on figures from this time last year and overall departures were down 3% on the same time period.
So the overall picture is that there’s a mix of New Zealanders living in Australia who are coming home joined by a substantial number of Aussies willing to try their luck on a new lifestyle in New Zealand.
A major drawcard is better employment prospects in New Zealand which has an unemployment rate of 5.9% compared with Australia’s 6.3%.
It can be a major and tough decision to leave long-term roots in a country and head overseas – even if it’s back to a country where you were born. But for those packing up house-loads of personal belongings, finding a trusted shipping company is vital.
And for those who want to bring their family car, motorhome, motorbike or boat, it’s important to find a specialist service run by people who understand how to handle your vehicle correctly, arrange Customs and MAF clearance and deliver your vehicle to your new home.
Cars2NZ has a simple three-step process to shipping vehicles across The Tasman:
Step 1: Transparent costs, quotes and expert advice followed by pick-up and packaging by hand-selected local Australian agents.
Step 2: Competitive shipping rates built on more than 20 years’ experience and relationships with trans-Tasman shipping lines.
Step 3: Port clearance, unpacking, inspections and troubleshooting followed by safe delivery to your new home using purpose-built trucks.
So if you’re one of the thousands of Australians looking to move your life to New Zealand, or one of the tens of thousands of Kiwis coming home across The Tasman, contact us now for a quote on your shipping requirements.
We’re available via the website or at +64 9 303 0075.
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