Allied Pickfords . . .
The Not-Quite-So ‘Careful Movers’

This article will prompt you to be very, very careful the next time you select an international removalist.
After a brief but enjoyable stint in Brisbane, I returned to New Zealand in November of last year . . . making the regrettable choice of selecting Allied Pickfords to pack and ship my effects back across the ditch.
‘Tell Us the Three Most Important Things About Your Move’

Export packing and shipping. . . Allied Pickfords-style


  • For readers following this unfolding story, here’s the latest update, hot off the press. After ignoring all my communications for a full month, I finally provoked a “response”. Well, sort of. More the response you get when you’re not getting one.

This article will prompt you to be very, very careful the next time you select an international removalist.

After a brief but enjoyable stint in Brisbane, I returned to New Zealand in November of last year . . . making the regrettable choice of selecting Allied Pickfords to pack and ship my effects back across the ditch.

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House Removal Disaster:

How to Make A Bad Situation A Whole Lot Worse

After ignoring all my communications for a month, I finally provoked a “response” from Allied Pickfords.

Well, more the response you get when you’re not getting one.

This (the receipt of an insurance claim form template and a two-sentence covering email), came either as a result of:

(a)  My phoning and emailing around half of the Australian branches of Allied Pickfords and a handful of New Zealand branches asking them to forward my communication to “someone who cared”, or

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'Truth in Labeling’ Should Apply Universally:

Manufacturer Conceals Use
of Controversial Ingredient In Pet Pharmaceutical Product

Attention Pet Owners:

Love your dog?

Don’t potentially kill him or her with misplaced kindness by feeding them “health products”, the ingredients of which are not fully listed or disclosed.

I’ve endeavoured, thus far unsuccessfully, to take Bayer Animal Health to task over deliberately concealing the inclusion of the animal cancer-causing ingredient

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