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    Default Our container has left

    Got the e-mail today saying that its estimated arrival in Christchurch is the 7th july
    I cant wait,i keep getting surprised when i remember different things that we have coming.
    Im sure ive read somewhere that you can track your ship,does anyone know how you do that?
    And what about maf inspectors,do they get in touch with us,or does the removers deal with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow View Post
    Im sure ive read somewhere that you can track your ship,does anyone know how you do that?
    I've used this to track a shipment from the UK to Oman. I had the name of the ship and searched for it that way. It was great until it reached Yemen then disappeared off the radar. I hoped and prayed the ship hadn't sunk, but we eventually got notification from the people at this end that the shipment had arrived in Muscat safe and sound. We dealt with it all via emails, so it was fairly straight forward. Your shippers should have given you some info and paperwork regarding claiming your shipment when it reaches its destination.
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    You will be notified when it arrives by the shipper. MAf inspection for household good is not a big deal. Don't know who your removalist is but you may need to schedule the actual delivery to your house.

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    Hi Meadow

    I would imagine tha they will use NZ Van Lines, ours did, van Lines are pretty good, they will even deliver on a Saturday ............

    They should be incontact shortly with delivery details
    EOI Submitted 10/04/2007
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    Thanks mother bear i will check that out
    Cheers Cliff,it was brittania removers we went with and so far they have been brill
    Our address was on the email they sent so that part should be ok then
    Im dying to get it here ,cant wait
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    We shipped our container from Switzerland to Wellington. It took about 7 weeks. Before the container arrived in Auckland our moving company sent us the paper to fill out for the MAF. After the goods arrived in Akl the people from MAF checked the paper and decided which box they wanna see. When the container arrived the moving company had a list with what the MAF will inspect the following day. These things were put in the garage. The next day a lady came and inspected the things. She was very helpful and did not make any troubles.
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    Thanks gnom
    I got the paperwork through from removal firm this end the other day.
    I was wondering what maf done if we had to go to them to see the boxes or if they came to us
    Thats good,id rather they came here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan&moyra View Post
    Hi Meadow

    I would imagine tha they will use NZ Van Lines, ours did, van Lines are pretty good, they will even deliver on a Saturday ............

    They should be incontact shortly with delivery details
    I have heard bad things about NZ Van lines & Moving Company. I take it the Chch branch of NZ Van lines were good? I am about to get some quotes from shippers here and who they use in NZ will have an impact on who I choose.
    Nursing Registration sent 5th August 2007
    Job Offer 25th September 2007
    Nursing Registration received 28th December 2007
    Submitted EOI 3rd January 2008 with 150 points
    Selected 17th January 2008
    ITA Received 31st January 2008
    ITA submitted 25th April 2008
    Approved in Principle 3rd May 2008
    Blue Stickers arrived 13th May 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    I have heard bad things about NZ Van lines & Moving Company.
    I have, too, in the past, but nothing much in recent times. I wonder if they've been forced to clean up their act. About time too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    I have heard bad things about NZ Van lines & Moving Company. I take it the Chch branch of NZ Van lines were good? I am about to get some quotes from shippers here and who they use in NZ will have an impact on who I choose.

    we only had one item missing............ but this was held by MAF for inspection . a pressure washer but got that too...... cant fault the Chch office atall, very helpful
    EOI Submitted 10/04/2007
    EOI Selected 21/04/2007
    ITA Received 20/07/2007
    ITA Sent Lodged 31/08/2007
    Medicals booked 01/08/2007
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    Visa granted 17/10/2007
    Arrived in NZ 27/10/2007



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