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Happy Wellington Storage Team

I am fortunate in my role as an Operations Manager at Kennards Storage that I can travel around and spend time with my teams all over the North Island in New Zealand. Recently on my visit to our Wellington Self Storage site that most locals know of by our distinct orange and blue exterior branding, I experienced one of those days when I appreciated how well my teams work together and focus on customer interactions which is so positive and accommodating.

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Allies Across The Tasman

New Zealand, you called it. We are not true Kiwis! We snuck our way into New Zealand back in 2008 and made our mark with our bright Orange and Blue buildings. We soon learned of the patriotism that binds New Zealand, a very big Kudos to your country. There is no doubt us Aussies could learn a thing or two about your commitment to invest in your own homegrown country… but, here me out.

What we did do, was pioneer Self Storage in Australia and help make the industry what it is today. We’ve spent 47 years shaping Self Storage and the last 10 years detoxing the community from the “Storage Wars” stigma created by the U.S. media. When the opportunity came to assist in the New Zealand market we jumped, we knew our Trans-Tasman relationship was closely aligned when it came to providing storage customers an honest, open, and transparent experience. We were able to connect with other New Zealand storage providers and work together through the Self-Storage Association – a peak industry body in Australia and New Zealand that supports other storage members through education, advocacy, and advice.

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How Much Does Storage Cost?

The most commonly asked question when searching for information about storage in Google is “How much does storage cost?”. There are approximately 500K searches for storage Australia wide increasing on average 12% each year. The data suggests that storage is a growing need for people in Australia.

So how much does storage cost?

Typically in the industry, storage rent is paid monthly in advance with costs varying depending on the size and position of the storage space within a facility as well as the location of the storage facility itself.

What do I mean!

Size does matter, make sure you work out exactly how much space you need. That way you don’t pay for storage you don’t need. Typically, the bigger the space the higher the cost. If you need help, most storage operators have a size calculator available to use on their website. You can also contact the storage centre direct and speak with a Team Member who has been extensively trained to help customers work out exactly how much space you need.

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Covid-19, Level 2 – What Does That Mean For Our Customers?

The New Zealand Government declared Level 2 conditions are in effect from Thursday 14th May in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

This now means we are open for all business within the community subject to safe working conditions for our team members and customers plus ensuring all transactions are available to customers, cash payments are accepted as well as contactless options too.

Everyone can access our full range of services at our website – www.kennards.co.nz by phoning or visiting your local centre during normal business hours or our call centre on 0800 433 748, to assist all existing and new customers.

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Can I Move Home During Covid?

There is moving house, then there is moving house during a global pandemic. If you are like me and recently settled on a property you may know this feeling all too well. Quite frankly you probably deserve a medal.

Take one of life’s known stressors like selling a home, buying a home, or moving, shake it around and inject it with a fist full of steroids and that’s what moving might feel like right now. All around us there is change. Retail is facing closures, travel restrictions are being enforced and we all have a personal radius of 1.5 metres!

To quote Star Trek, “it’s life Jim, but not as we know it“!

If moving is on the cards for you or you know someone moving, please read on.

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Making The Most Of Your Isolation Time

The way we go about our daily lives has changed. Covid-19 has pushed the way we socialise and interact with one another. The impacts of this virus can be seen across all corners of the globe.

Sadly many lives have been lost to this virus and many families have been impacted. We all can do our part in stopping the spread of this virus.

Personal hygiene plays a critical role in containing and stopping the spread. We can all do our part in stopping the spread of Covid 19.

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There’s Only 1 King In Three Kings!!!

Situated in the hilly suburb of Three Kings is the iconic orange and blue building known to many locals as Kennards Self Storage. Perched on the base of the hill, Kennards Self Storage Three Kings is easily located at 30 Hunters Park Drive which is the main side street by the prominent Danske Moblier and Harvey Furnishing head offices on Mt Eden road, so you could say this is the King of Storage in the Auckland area.

The iconic Kennards Self Storage building has been the go to place for locals for the past 15 years when they require storage or packing materials. Locals from Auckland, Onehunga, Penrose, Mount Roskill, Greenwoods Corner, Mt Eden, Sandringham, St Lukes and Epsom have been using the services at Kennards.

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Top 3 Features Our Customers Love At Three Kings


Customer reviews are becoming extremely popular these days especially on Google and also directly to us in feedback on a regular basis. When we recently studied Kennards Self Storage Three Kings reviews to reveal trends, a common theme became apparent from the majority of customers. Here is snapshot of the top 3 that keep coming up over and over again.

1) The security of our alarmed units giving peace of mind that your unit contents are integrated into a sophisticated alarm system connected to each storage unit providing the highest level of security in the self-storage industry, giving protection when the customer is not on site.

2) 24/7 Access to the Three Kings centre and your storage unit location. No need to change your precious time schedule to meet a closing time, you can access your unit at any time that suits you – this is really good feature for business customers who need early or late access to serve their customers.

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Meet the Manager at Three Kings

We value all the Team Members at Kennards Self Storage and within other organisations. There are some exceptional people who show passion and attitude and are an example for others to follow. We are fortunate at Kennards Self Storage Three Kings to have Mark Montgomery as the Centre Manager for the last year and half. He works alongside Assistant Manager Katie.

Mark is considered in our business to have ‘orange blood’! He was worked within the business for over 13 years at various sites. Starting out in Melbourne where he managed many of the largest facilities before moving up to Wollongong close to Sydney. There he was successful in renting up this new site quickly before returning to New Zealand. After a short stint at the Mt Eden centre Mark then moved to his current role at the Three Kings centre, where he is the Training Hubb Manager for all the NZ centres. Any NZ Team Member joining the business is now trained by Mark.

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Move in Easy at Three Kings

It has never been easier to move your items in and out of your storage unit with the onsite availability of the  EMU ( Easy Moving Unit ) for hire or a horse float trailer to move in for free.

The Emu is available to hire at economical rates at any time from Kennards Self Storage Three Kings starting from just $25 per hour for those quick trips around the central city area or if you have a lot of items or need to travel a few kms, the daily rate at $120.00 can give you peace of mind.

Driving the EMU is easy, it is automatic transmission and you only need a car license to drive. Simply drop into the office and complete the easy sign off form with the Three Kings team located just off Mt Eden road where Danske Mblier and Harvey Furnishers are located.

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