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Van and a Man. Your fast, efficient,
cost-effective South Canterbury Mover, able to move almost anything in the region.

Call Van and a Man today on 022 375 7795

Why You Should Choose Van And A Man

We are a locally owned furniture removal company based in Timaru. Our dedicated professional team provides cost-effective, hassle-free moving services throughout the South Canterbury region.

Services - What We Do

Full House Furniture Move
Deliveries – furniture delivery, trademe purchases, …
Rubbish Removal
Onsite Labour (moving items around the house, any job that does not require a vehicle and just the manpower)


We’ll give anything a go, even if it’s not on our list – we’ll figure out a way to get the job done.


  • If it fits into one of our small/medium trucks – we move it.  ​​
  • If it won’t fit in a vehicle –  we’ll use a bigger vehicle.
  • We also move pianos, spa pools, pool tables, trampolines – all that heavy stuff you just cannot move yourself. 

Moving to, From, or Within
South Canterbury?
We got you!

Let us handle the hard work, while you enjoy the assurance that your stuff is safe with us. We’re the expert movers in the region!

What It Costs

We’ve got a basic flat rate of $180.00 inc GST p/hr.
We only charge more if your job needs a bigger truck – $225.00 inc GST p/hr.
Rate increase for Saturday work.
Minimum charge of one hour.
Unless specified, our crew always work in a team of two for Health & Safety reasons.
We do include travel to site and return in our chargeable time – depot to depot.
And a Vehicle R&M fee.
Please refer to our Health & Safety and industry protocols.
House Moves

Small/Medium Truck + Two Men  |  $180 inc GST per hour
Large Truck + Two Men  |  $225 inc GST per hour

Vehicle + Two Men  |  $285 inc GST per hour


Minimum 1hr – Depot to Depot

General Moves

Vehicle + Two Men  |  $180 inc GST per hour
Onsite Labour  |  $135 inc GST per hour

Vehicle Truck + Two Men  |  $285 inc GST per hour
Onsite Labour  |  $235 inc GST per hour


Minimum 1hr – Depot to Depot

What Our Customers Say

Thanks for the awesome work by both the office and moving teams.  Love your work!!


Man and a Van provided an awesome house moving service. Two guys came with a truck each and worked super hard, were very careful with our furniture and considerate of our needs. We can’t rate them and their service highly enough.

Melonie & Phil Sheppard

Excellent communication before, throughout and after the job. The young guys were friendly, professional, mindful of taking extra care with our property, went out of their way to accommodate our needs and far exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend Van and a Man.

Amanda Rowe

The team were fantastic.  Thank you.


Great service and a fair price … well done to you and your team.


The whole team at Van and a Man (office and in the trucks) really went the extra mile and helped me move late one Friday night.  I recommend them to anyone needing a great local removal team!


I used Van and a Man Nelson and I want to say that Mikey and Blake did a great job!!  It was a very long job as I had so many boxes, containers and other stuff but the guys kept working away at it and they were very careful with the few bits of good furniture I had.  They also moved stuff around inside for me and made sure the heavy boxes they brought into the house were not piled up too high so that I could get at them as they would be too heavy for me to lift.  I can thoroughly recommend Mikey and Blake and Van and a Man!!


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Let us help you get the job done!

Terms and Conditions

aka the fine print!

The goods are to be carried at owner’s risk.

This means that the carrier will pay no compensation if the goods are lost or damaged, unless the carrier intentionally loses or damages them.

Van and A Man encourages all customers to discuss insurance with their home and contents insurance provider

The best pricing available for the customer to insure their goods during a house move is usually via their house and contents insurer.

If you do require assistance to purchase insurance to cover your goods during transit, please discuss with Van and A Man.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the weather is bad on the day I am meant to move?

We can be flexible with changing the day of your scheduled move depending on our availability, but we will do whatever it takes to get the job done. We are happy to work in the rain.

Do I need to empty/remove the drawers from my dresser/duchess?

No, you don’t! If it is too heavy our crew will remove the drawers, move the frame & replace the drawers.

Can you disassemble & reassemble my beds and cots?

Yes, we sure can! Please let us know prior to the move so we can ensure our crew have all the right tools with them for when they arrive onsite. 

Do you travel NZ wide and how often?

We do full houses moves to anywhere in NZ and often have space coming back from these destinations for other smaller items. 

How do backloads work?

When we are returning from a destination, we can give a different rate if we are already in the location from which you require something moved – this is what we call a backload.

What is the insurance policy? Is my stuff covered?

We have carriers’ risk liability only. We recommend you organise transit insurance with your own insurance provider however Van and a Man can arrange this for you in-house at an extra cost.

My driveway is tight & narrow, and you won’t be able to fit a truck up it, what can you do instead?

Van and a Man have a wide variety of different sized vehicles so we can arrange to send the best vehicle to fit the location. However, if it is a huge worry, we can send someone out to do a site visit prior to moving day. 

Do you provide all necessary boxes & packing materials?

We sell a range of boxes and packaging, but this does need to be asked about/arranged prior to the move. 

How can I help to make the move as smooth as possible?

We recommend labeling items, having a plan, having boxes packed, and being organised & ready for when our crew arrive on-site so they can pack the vehicle and head to the next destination! 

What do I have to do on moving day?

We understand moving is very stressful, but we have very experienced and talented staff who will take the ‘load’ off you. They will ask for clear instructions and like you to be ready to go. 

I want to store some of my items as part of my move, how can I do this?

Through our Van and a Man storage yard – we offer a range of different sizes & prices to suit any need, subject to availability. 

When do I have to pay for my removal?

We will process your invoice 1-2 days after the move has been completed and ask for payment within 7 days 

Contact Us

For all enquiries feel free to call, email or use the contact form to the right.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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