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Bank Accounts & Tax Number

Hi,

Sorry if this has previously been asked but couldn't see an answer in the forum. I will be going to NZ in Feb/March and traveling about for the first couple of months. I need to set up a bank account and tax number when I get there but will have no fixed address. Does anyone know what I can do?

Thanks for any help.
Em

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Bringing Valium back through customs?

Hi,
I am wondering if anyone has had any experience bringing back Valium through customs? I have a half-used pack here in Vietnam that I would not really like to throw away as they're handy for sleeping!

I Fly from Saigon to KL then into Auckland on Saturday.

Thanks in advance :)

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campervan hire in wellington

Hi, I would like to hire a campervan/motorhome from wellington in March 2015. I have spent hours searching the internet but can only find 1 company (jucy) that doesnt charge a relocation fee, I thought wellington was the capital of new zealand so this seems very strange to me that there is only 1 company with only 2 styles of vans for hire in the countries capital.
Can someone please prove me wrong and send me in the right direction...thx in advance..c

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Internet connection and WIFI in New Zealand

I have rented a camper-van for 4 weeks around New Zealand. Prices of roaming are prohibited so I want to now what the possibilities are to have internet mobile connection for such a short period of time. If it is too much hassle or too expensive, are there many WIFI locations around? Thanks in advance :-)

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Looking for travel companions for road trip out of Christchurch to mountains

Hi, I'm travelling to New Zealand's south island from Dec. 31 - Jan. 6. Am heading to Franz Josef glacier and other mountains from Christchurch. Looking to see if anyone else is going that way and looking to share costs for a hire car.

I'm a 35-year-old Aussie male, a journalist from Melbourne, very laid-back. Happy to travel with anyone so long as they're not right-wing rednecks, obnoxious or insane.

Get in touch. I'll be in Christchurch on NYE.

R.

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Parking (or camping) with a camper in Auckland

Hello! I'll be self driving in NZ with a camper. I plan to spend a few hours in Auckland, to have some urban feeling; the problem is that I know that driving and specially parking the camper in the city center isn't a good idea so, any recommendations? I wonder if there is a parking place (free or reasonably cheap) in the outskirts of the city with good public transport connection to the center.

Another option would be spending one night in Auckland. If so, I'd need a camping with good public…

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Cycling NZ

Hi folks, looking for a bit of advice on cycling in N Island.
BF and I are (hopefully) cycling the full length of both islands but having fun figuring out a way to our start point!
Has anyone had experience of the buses from Auckland to Cape Reinga? If so could you recommend any particular operators etc so I can check their policy on carrying bikes.
In addition is there any other route to/from Cape Reinga other than Highway 1 or along 90mile beach itself?
Any other advice or recommendations on…

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help! 3 weeks to travel both islands in a camper

we have 3 weeks to travel (hopefully) the North and South islands. We land in Christchurch in December and are hiring a camper van. If anyone has any suggestions on where to spend Christmas and new year that would be super helpful & if it is possible to your both islands with limited time. Thank you

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Drive Time/vehichle type

Hello,
Planning a driving trip on the South island and I am just wondering how long it will take me to drive from Franz Josef Glazier to Golden Bay? Also, I'm not sure if I want to rent a car and stay in hostels along the way or rent a campervan and stay in that. I plan to do a lot of hiking so I will be staying in tents or huts for a majority of the time and leaving the car...thoughts, recommendations?

Thank you!!
Malia

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3 weeks itinerary South island: please advise !

Hi,
We'll be traveling to NZ next Month, arriving and leaving from Christchurch.
We'll rent a car and will be camping. Below is my itinerary.
I'd greatly appreciate you have a look and provide me with your feedback.
Any comment and advice are very welcome !
Thank you.

Day 1 Christchurch > Hanmer Springs > Kaikoura
Day 2 Kaikoura - Whale watching
Day 3 Kaikoura > Nelson
Day 4 - Nelson -
Day 5 Nelson > Motueka (Abel Tasman National Park)
Day 6 - Abel Tasman National Park -
Day 7…