What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Nelson should have just about everything you would need or want. New Zealand has a wide and diverse population and most items, including foods from around the world, are readily available in shops and supermarkets.
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Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
This shouldn't be a problem as Nelson and other surrounding areas have a number of large department stores and clothing boutiques that cater to all sizes and shapes.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
The main supermarkets in Nelson are New World, PAK'nSAVE, Countdown and Foodtown. Groceries can also be purchased at petrol service stations and local mini-marts, called Dairies.
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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
A wide range of cleaning materials can be purchased at the supermarkets or any home improvement shops. Home furnishings can be purchased in a wide range of stores, such as Smiths City and H & J Smith. Check the Yellow Pages for a complete list.
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What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Most large shopping malls are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with at least one late night a week when the shops stay open until 9:00 p.m. Countdown and other supermarkets are open seven days a week until 10:00 p.m.
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Useful Links

Nelson City Council
Noel Leeming (electrical appliances)
Briscoes (homeware)
Westfield Shopping centres/malls

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