Learn what On Arrival is
On Arrival has a national presence, throughout New Zealand, and we are an award winning end-to-end resettlement company, helping expatriate professionals and their families be happy and feel settled in a new country and culture.
On Arrival story
On Arrival was founded by Don and Eve Casagranda.
We moved our family from Canada to New Zealand in 1986, and after that experience we recognised the need for a resettlement service and the value it could provide to others interested in New Zealand migration.
Who would have anticipated the stress of experiencing a new city, new culture, new job, new home and new schools all at once?
From that point onwards we committed ourselves to ensuring that other people’s resettlement experience was a positive one.
Over the years, we have assisted hundreds of individuals and families to adopt New Zealand as their home. We have also assisted many local New Zealanders to relocate to new cities in New Zealand.
We understand the emotional impact of your decision to move to a new country and the stress this can put on you, your family and your friends. Especially as you contemplate how you will integrate with a new culture.
You owe it to yourself and your family to have a support team in place to ease any concerns.
This is what On Arrival is about, and why we are here for you.
We are proud to have won the numerous accolades in New Zealand.
On Arrival has been judged in the Porirua Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards competitions, and was successful in each year we participated:
- Winner – Best Professional Business, in 2003
- Finalist – Best Vibrant Business, in 2005
- Winner – Best Professional Services Company, in 2010
- Finalist – Best Professional Services, in 2013
- Highly Commended – Best Professional Services 2013
We were previously based in Porirua.
The Porirua City Business Awards are held every two years to recognise outstanding businesses that reside in and contribute positively to Wellington’s Porirua City region. The gala event was hosted by Business Porirua on October 16th.
Against five finalists, On Arrival took top honours in the “Best Professional Business” category. The judges were extremely impressed with On Arrival’s relocation services, and the team’s ability to make such a positive contribution to people settling in New Zealand.