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Old May 15th 2011, 6:37 pm
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Hi ~ we are hoping to be in NZ late 2011/early 2012 and wonder if anyone has any advice on lawnmowers (yes, really!) Our old mower is working away but we fancy a new petrol one with a button start. I understand that all garden tools and machinery have to be spotlessly clean to come with us and I wonder if gardening equipment is much more expensive in NZ ~ if it is, we will purchase here and bring with us.
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Hi Flora, I think you're right about the cleaning. One of the shipping co estimators told me that it wasn't worth taking my lawnmower with me because it would need so much cleaning - the implication being that there are bettere things to do with your life - and even then there's no certainty that it will actually be allowed in.
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Old May 15th 2011, 7:44 pm
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Hi ~ we are hoping to be in NZ late 2011/early 2012 and wonder if anyone has any advice on lawnmowers (yes, really!) Our old mower is working away but we fancy a new petrol one with a button start. I understand that all garden tools and machinery have to be spotlessly clean to come with us and I wonder if gardening equipment is much more expensive in NZ ~ if it is, we will purchase here and bring with us.
Thank you
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I bought mine with me. I used my jet wash to clean it and when I'd done, washed it down again with Jays fluid. Had no problem with MAF. At least if you bring it, you could sell it here on Trademe. It'll fetch more in NZ than UK
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I dont know about button start ones but i just paid $380 for a pull start 4 stroke with a catcher, ride on mowers are double the price here than in the uk

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Thanks everyone ~ looks like I will buy here and bring over, will bring the old one too, I think! Starting to get worried...just been reading that tyres for our bikes are more expensive too. There must be some stuff cheaper in NZ?
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Originally Posted by florabundi View Post
Thanks everyone ~ looks like I will buy here and bring over, will bring the old one too, I think! Starting to get worried...just been reading that tyres for our bikes are more expensive too. There must be some stuff cheaper in NZ?
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Originally Posted by florabundi View Post
Thanks everyone ~ looks like I will buy here and bring over, will bring the old one too, I think! Starting to get worried...just been reading that tyres for our bikes are more expensive too. There must be some stuff cheaper in NZ?
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