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    My partner loves his tools,that he has built up over the years.We cant afford to replace them in NZ.Bringing our renault traffic van over and was going to pack them in that.Some of the shipping companies are saying this is o.k some saying its a definate no,no.Does anyone have any experience on this.Thanks Zoe.

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    Didn't bring a car over but did bring the tools. Good wash and brush up and all good this end

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    Quite agree - lots of people have brought tools of various sorts. Make sure there's no dirt of the sort that can harbour life, then you shouldn't have any problems at all.

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    I brought all tools as well, as clean as I could get them, not a problem.

    Daniela

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    We brought all our tools including garden hoes, rakes, spades etc, just make sure they are clean and certainly no rust on them. Amazing what a coat of Hammerite will do to make them look good. We had no issues with MAF at all.

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    Our stuff is just in the process of being packed by anglo pacific and our tools are all clean and smelling of that lovely WD40/Jays Fluid - Hopefully no problems at the other end!!

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    On a similar topic but not quite the same - what sort of tool vendors are there in NZ? In the UK DIY chains abound, where do kiwis get their power tools?

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    Bunnings, Hammer Hardware, Mitre10 ( which looks remarkably like B&Q ) and various builders suppliers

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    This is a country which has adverts on TV suggesting you buy your mum a tool belt for Mother's Day (a pink one, naturally)

    On the subject of adverts this recent one says it all:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HIZJotF-4Y

    Or there is this one, a classic from Mitre 10 offering insight into the New Zealand attitudes to DIY, appropriate weekend activities and Australia.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqRVqXMyzhM

    Or this one. Hilarious. Good for practising your Kiwi accent, preferably in the privacy of your own home.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lohDTZ7eg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbysox View Post
    We brought all our tools including garden hoes, rakes, spades etc, just make sure they are clean and certainly no rust on them. Amazing what a coat of Hammerite will do to make them look good. We had no issues with MAF at all.
    Rust does not matter at all, it is inorganic and of no danger. It is plant and animal matter that must be cleaned off : mud, seeds, eggs, cobwebs, plants, insects.

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