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Thursday 20th June
New Zealand has a full and extensive range of film equipment available for hire at very competitive prices – importing is not necessary. For specialist equipment, motor vehicles and other non-consumable items, the following import options are available:
As an island nation, New Zealand has been able to keep itself free of many plant and animal diseases that are common worldwide. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for protecting New Zealand borders from such threats. For this reason, there are restrictions on importing certain foods, agricultural products and animals.For more information see the Animals and the Screen Production Industry page of this website.
New Zealand freight forwarding agents work in conjunction with international freight forwarding agents to ensure that freight can be sent to or from any location in the world.
Xtreme Forwarding NZ Ltd has provided film-specific internal and international freight services for such films as Columbia Tri-Star's Vertical Limit and New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. They have assembled a complete freight and courier management package, from daily rushes to equipment freighting, and import and export management.
Air New Zealand Cargo connects New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific with Asia, Japan, North America and Europe. Utilizing their passenger schedule, as well as a dedicated freighter aircraft, Air New Zealand Cargo can carry anything from high tech equipment and time-sensitive goods to general cargo, including dangerous goods. They have a team of cargo professionals with the specialised knowledge to ensure shipments are handled with the utmost care and professionalism.
Moving equipment around New Zealand is easy. There is an efficient courier service system capable of meeting all your film needs, including daily rushes, no matter where in the country you intend to film.
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