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Getting here & the first few days

Booking Flights

Flights to New Zealand are relatively easy to find but you are advised to either use a travel agent who is familiar with booking travel to this part of the world, (e.g. Trailfinders) or the web sites of the major airlines that come to this part of the world.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. If you are coming for a year or less then it is usually cheaper to buy travel insurance than to get your personal belongings insured whilst in New Zealand, and it is the only type of policy that covers you should you become ill and need to be returned home. For those coming long term, we recommend that you buy travel insurance for at least the first month or two, to give you enough time to organise other cover once you are here. Our Settling in page has more details.

Arriving in New Zealand

If you do not have friends or family to meet you, we invite therapists using our service to stay in our home for the first 2-3 days (free of charge and subject to availability). We can arrange a shuttle bus to collect you (at your expense) at Auckland Airport and deliver you right to our door. All we need are your exact flight arrival details, at least one week in advance.

Jet Lag

This is a serious issue. If you have never travelled far enough to experience it, plan on it happening to you! At its worst can make you feel physically ill, and emotionally unable to cope with the most basic tasks for several days. Of recent years there have been a lot of new studies done about the risk of DVT during such long haul flights and you are certainly advised to take appropriate preventative measures, such as professional fitted flight socks. Most therapists using eNZed Paramedical arrive in the country at the end of a very long flight, and this is one reason why we invite therapists choosing eNZed Paramedical to stay with us on arrival. Whatever your plans on arrival, be sure to allow yourself time to recover between arriving in NZ and starting work. At least 4-5 days is recommended.

eNZed Paramedical Home-stay Option

As stated above, if you are using our service, you are very welcome to stay with us on arrival (subject to availability). During this time, we find most people have many questions about buying cars, how to find accommodation etc—lots of what we call "domestic orientation"!

Our home is set up to "family B+B" standard with a twin guest room that has its own full bathroom, tea making facilities etc. It is strictly non-smoking and we can cater for all special dietary needs.

Bring My Pets?

More and more therapists who are coming to New Zealand longer term are bringing their pets. It is very expensive and does mean that both owners and animal(s) have to be able to cope with the stress of the process. If you ask us we can refer you to other recently placed therapists for up to date recommendations about the companies they have used.

Bring My Household Goods?

Based on the feedback of those who have made the move to New Zealand already, electrical goods are seldom worth the cost of shipping. Cars are definitely not worth bringing and there are numerous 'bad news' stories from those who have done so. Large items of furniture need to be considered carefully and our recommendation is only to bring those things that have significant sentimental and/or antique value. Smaller items that will really make you feel as if it is your home again, should be included. Children often find the whole process of shifting to be very confusing, and their own toy collection can be critical to their sense of security.

If you ask us we can refer you to other recently placed therapists for up to date recommendations about the companies they have used.

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Last Modified: 20 November 2014