Friday, 23 September 2011

Wheels on NZ soil.

Our motorhome arrived aboard M.V Tarago in Auckland early on Wednesday morning. On Thursday we heard from our import agent (Paul) to say he had received the account from the Customs agent  but they had omitted the depreciation so it had to be re calculated. Unfortunately the correct account did not arrive until this morning but they allowed the motorhome to be collected prior to the payment being made. Paul at Castle European rang about 4pm today to say that the motorhome had arrived in his yard in Tauranga and there were no visible signs of any damage. He has arranged for the electrical modifications and waste tank alterations to be done next week and depending on receiving NZ certification it should be available for collection early the following week. As we have a commitment on the Monday we should be able to travel north on the Tuesday if all goes according to plan.

10 comments:

Jill and Graham said...

Nice one, you will soon be back to the Romany lifestyle!
Hope the weather has improved.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jill and Graham
Still too cold for us. Daylight saving starts tonight so fingers crossed.
Should be gypsies again in about 10 days :-)

Carol said...

Brilliant!

Derek and Dot said...

Thanks Carol, fingers crossed

nb chance said...

Hi Dot and Derek, Its seems amazing how quick your motorhome got there! Must be strange seeing it arrive in NZ. Enjoy your new adventures, we will look forward to reading about them with interest. Best Wishes Doug and James

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Doug and James
Thanks for the kind wishes, we can't wait.

Tom and Jan said...

Well done the D's

You must be looking forward to doing the Paihitua track and Skippers Canyon :-)

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Tom and Jan
Pahiatua Track yes Skippers NO :-)

Pip - nb Windsong said...

Glad to hear your home has arrived safe and sound. Enjoy you travels, we will look forward to reading all about them.
Pip & Roger.xxx

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Pip and Roger
All systems go in the next couple of weeks. Blogging will continue more often then we hope. Looking forward to it.