My Mobile Orientation Programme was really valuable for getting an understanding of the local areas - how far everything is from each other and where certain things are happening to build up a good idea of where to look at housing that would work for me.
|Dean, Accountant, relocating from South Africa to Hamilton|
“I just wanted to express our gratitude for the assistance I received from Emma Bradley in the time I spent in Christchurch.
I had a limited timeframe to organize a bank account and find a house and school in a good area for my family - was therefore feeling under a bit of pressure. Emma has gone far and beyond what I expected and is still available to help us in the coming months. Thanks so much.”
|Brendan, Retail Manager - relocating from Melbourne to Christchurch|
“ The service helped me get an understanding of the local areas - how far everything is from each other and where certain things are happening. This enabled me to build up a good idea of where to look at housing.“
|Justin, Accountant - relocating from UK to Auckland|
“Mobile was excellent in terms of communication, advice and understanding my needs. I found their help with general queries about the details of life in NZ valuable, as well as the support for me with selecting and organizing apartment viewings.”
|Phoebe, Accountant - relocating from UK to Auckland|
“Helen did a great job showing us the city, and really nice that she found several relevant apartments to choose from.”
|Rene and Katherine, Accountant - relocating from Denmark to Auckland|
"In particular, we found the discussion with our Advisor and her advice regarding areas to stay, schools etc. received prior to leaving for NZ was really helpful."
|Marcus, IT Specialist - relocating from South Africa to Wellington|
“Driving around the area and visiting the different suburbs with a local who knows the area so well made a huge difference.”
|Laura, Accountant - relocating from London to Auckland|
"We found it valuable to be able to communicate with our Mobile Advisor before coming to NZ. This helped us to start the relocation and resettlement process while still in the UK."
|Joel, Accountant - relocating from London to Auckland|
"Mobile's resettlement services helped me quite a lot in speedily solving my first concerns when we arrived in New Zealand. From the small concerns like "How do I open a bank account?" to bigger ones like "How does the city work, or how is the culture of this country?". And the most important thing about Mobile is that their assistance is provided just for you and your family. Different people will receive different approaches depending on the culture they came from, whether they have children or not, where they want to live and so on. My Advisor didn't spend time on things that were not related to me and my son.
I strongly believe that sometimes, as an ordinary immigrant, it is normal that I will miss my country and culture, and also wonder if I have made the best choice in living abroad. But the good advice that I received from Mobile team, and the way Auckland was presented to me, will really make a difference in keeping me here. You guys really know how to make us feel comfortable and settled after a huge life change."
|Luciana, IT Specialist - relocating from Brazil to Auckland|
"It was invaluable having someone with local insight pick a number of apartments (which all ticked my boxes) to view and sort out logistics between each. For me to organise and view the same number of apartments by myself would take days!"
|Kate, Accountant - relocating from UK to Auckland|
"I found my Advisor so approachable, and I felt she had a real sense of care for me and my adjustment to Wellington.
She shared her knowledge of the city openly and honestly. And I appreciated the contact and communication throughout the process, both pre-arrival and when I got to New Zealand. Thanks for your time!"
|Chandani, Accountant - relocating from South Africa to Wellington|
"Lesley was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better Resettlement Advisor.
She went above and beyond what I would have expected. She was always available to answer questions and give advice and was able to foresee what we needed even before we did. She stayed in constant contact and was regularly supplying us with information. She was very organized and even when we had wanted to view an enormous number of schools, she was still energetic and positive! Thanks Lesley!"
|Robyn, Audiologist - relocating from Canada to Auckland|
"I really valued Mobile's help with securing a great rental property for us, and our dog."
|AJ, Engineer - relocating from Australia to Christchurch|
"It made the move so much easier having my Mobile Advisor facilitate the process of looking for a house, drive me around and provide unbiased advice."
|David, Accountant - relocating from England to Auckland|
"The advice about setting a bank account up in advance was very valuable. On the property side, my Advisor really helped me understand the different areas of town, and it was great to have another opinion on what would work best in my budget. I greatly appreciated and enjoyed my time working with the team!"
|Nate, IT Specialist - relocating from the US to Auckland|
" We give Mobile an excellent rating for all four performance categories (understanding our needs, communication, ease to deal with, professional advice). The most valuable aspect of the service was the objective local information about areas to live - the positive and the negative. Can you compile a list of comparative NZ/US store types so that newcomers can relate familiar retailers with a local equivalent?"
Note - we loved the idea of a store list click here to view.
|Everett, IT Specialist - relocating from the US to Wellington|
"Mobile’s on-site advice and liaison with the estate agent was crucial in securing the right property for our large family (we have six young children). The local knowledge and help with setting up was invaluable, as was the orientation around the city.
Our Advisor provided great service. She was friendly, approachable, professional and very easy to deal with. Thank you."
|Milly, Doctor - relocating from London to Wellington|
"Fabulous, thanks for your hard work.
I am sure it is a big relief for our new doctor and her family to have a house to move into right in the school neighbourhood. Excellent result!"
|Tracey Mannering, HR Manager, Fit For Work - employee relocating from England to Wellington|
"I really value the personal interaction and relationship that was built as we sorted out schooling for my teenagers and housing. I keep finding myself wanting to call Emma and tell her what's happening! Thank you so much, your assistance was extremely helpful."
|Shounese, IT specialist - relocating from South Africa to Wellington|
"The most valuable aspects of Mobile's resettlement services were setting up apartment walkthroughs using my budget and interests, hawing clear regard to my particular needs and interests when providing information, and seeing different areas of the city.
It was a great way to spend my second day in the new city! Working and chatting with Helen made me feel more comfortable in the new environment. I will definitely utilize and recommend these services in the future."
|Kailin, Accountant - relocating to from the US to Auckland|
"I needed someone to get me out of the CBD and into a look at the life I was more likely to lead. The advice about schools was illuminating, and you were able to get me connected to a cheer gym I wasn't able to find on my own. Both were very appreciated."
|Rebekah & Aaron, Lawyer and IT Specialist - relocating from the US to Wellington|
"Extremely friendly and helpful, I felt that Lesley genuinely cared about what would be best for me. Also, it was very valuable to have someone who could identify and vet a comprehensive set of property listings, then communicate with owners and agents on my behalf."
|John, Managing Director, relocating on 6 month secondment from the US to Auckland|
"Engaging, professional staff who have your best interests at heart"
|Chris, Engineer - relocating from the US to Auckland|
"For me, the most valuable part of the service was shortlisting properties and being shown around the city. Lesley was a lovely person - I enjoyed our orientation and she was very helpful"
|Edwin, Accountant - relocating from Malaysia to Auckland|
"Helen was great, she was always balanced in her opinions and pointed out the positives and negatives of any properties in my search. I was impressed by her local knowledge and the application of it to my needs."
|Debra, GM Human Resources - relocating from London to Auckland|
"Emma took time to understand our needs and catered the relocation services. Starting from showing around the city and taking us to all the schools for kids needs, Emma did an excellent job!"
|Kannan, IT Project Manager - relocating from Helsinki to Wellington|
"It was really valuable to have Mobile to line up house viewings for me prior to our arrival. I was not in NZ or registered with any estate agents so this would have been very time consuming otherwise. The viewings matched our criteria well, enabling us to agree on a house to rent within a few hours. Another useful service was giving us details of the local hospital and doctors. With two young children it was useful to have such information handed to me upfront. Helen and Emma were welcoming and friendly - they provided excellent service and we really appreciated their help."
|Nicola, Auditor - relocating from London to Wellington|
"Having Bridget resettle my daughter and I made a huge difference when we relocated to Auckland. My job carries a heavy workload, leaving minimal time for getting things organised on the home front. Bridget quickly found us both temporary and long term rental properties that met our needs perfectly, and were within budget. The local knowledge she shared with us was specific to our interests and made a big difference to how quickly we settled in. The ongoing contact and support has also been great with regular get-togethers and we know we can call on her at any time."
|Kerryn, Commercial Lawyer - relocating from Perth to Auckland|
"Raewyn was the first person we met upon arriving in Auckland. We didn’t know anything about the country or the culture and Raewyn explained everything to us. This was so important as we began our new life here in New Zealand. I am also grateful for Raewyn’s assistance with finding a house and schools for kids. She dealt with moving companies, utilities providers and many other suppliers as we set up our household. Raewyn was always available to help when we needed it. And she has continued to keep in touch with us even after we have been here some time."
|Serpil & Merih, Senior Manager - relocating from Turkey to Auckland|
"I just wanted to say thanks for getting Bridget on the case. In my past experience in other countries relocation services have involved limited, if not minimal, service and I have usually ended up doing it myself to the detriment of my work. I’m probably not the easiest person to find a house for, but luckily Bridget put up with me and saw it as a challenge rather than a burden. The fact that she did all the footwork and negotiations as well as picking me up and dropping me off from my office allowed me to concentrate more on my work which at this stage of the project is pretty crucial.”
|Chris, Engineer – relocating from Scotland to Auckland|