The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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HELP PLEASE: New Zealand arriving from Europe with Carnet, WHAT TO DO?
my bike is just on the way from Germany to Auckland, I have the carnet and the Bill of Lading. I have booked and payed everything till Auckland (FOB Hamburg).
My Agent here in Germany gave me an agent in Auckland who will do the unloading (Mondial). I asked them so send me an offer for the handling, incl unloading, storage of the crate and tax declaration. Nothig received so far from them. They just told me to send the original Carnet and BoL to them via a currier service, which of cause I will not do. I send them a scan and told them that I can pass by when I am in Auckland to show them the originals.
What to do first when arriving in Auckland? (except )
I have to do the import, Carnet (quarantine thing maybe...).
Technical inspection (WoF)
anything else? Any Addresses anybody? Any advice? Any better agency? Do I have to take Mondial? Are they any good? Any better around?
Thx anyone who can help me to get off this confusion.
I found only this here:
"New Zealand Temporary Import
Details on importing your bike temporarily into New Zealand are available from the NZ Automobile Assoc, International Motoring Services, 419 Great South Rd, Auckland NZ, +64/9 579 6886, fax +64/9 579 7473, firstname.lastname@example.org; from the NZ Customs Service, feed...@customs.govt.nz, Website. You will be required to register the bike in NZ and, while not required to obtain insurance, it's VERY recommended, and a safety inspection will be required.
Nigel Marx, NZ Community, says: "Many travelers have not even been required to register, some have to buy a partial registration with Accident Compensation Corporation levy (saving NZ$160) and some full registration, but that seems to vary with the person you are dealing with. Also sometimes a WOF (Warrant Of Fitness safety inspection) is required, and sometimes not."
Further details on temporary registration can be obtained from the NZ Land Transport Safety Authority, i...@ltsa.govt.nz, or on the Website."
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I got the first quote in today:
Mode : LCL Seafreight
Port of Discharge : Auckland
Commodity : Motor bike
Delivery Address : To be advised
Compliance Fee : NZ$10.00 per billable transaction
Delivery Order Fee : NZ$45.00
NZ Port Service Charge : NZ$85.00 per cbm/1000kgs, Minimum NZ$85.00
LCL Administration Fee : NZ$4.50 per cbm/1000kgs, Minimum NZ$4.50
Biosecurity Compliance / Appl. Fee : NZ$35.00 per Bill of Lading
Carnet Clearance : NZ$100.00 per single detail line entry
Physical Quarantine Inspection Cost : At Cost
Agent attendance at Inspection : NZ$55.00 per half hour
MAF or Customs Inspection (if required) : NZ$150.00 per hour per inspecting officer, plus NZ$75.00 Inspection
Steam Cleaning (if required) : NZ$125.00 per hour or part thereof, Vacuuming $ 70 per hour or part
Storage Cost for box : NZ$150.00 (for total of 10 weeks)
Cartage – Metro : NZ$28.00 per cbm or 1000kg – Minimum NZ$28.00
Are they crazy? thats arround 1000 NZD or 580 EUR Or am I crazy and this is the price? Any advice or idea? Anyone?
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