About a year ago I needed to ship about 250kg of vintage test equipment from Wellington to CHCH.
I purchased a heavy duty cardboard pellet box from http://doubleEco.co.nz
for just under $100.
They were great to deal with and since they were close to the shipper, they delivered it there at no charge.
The shipper loaded all the equipment into the cardboard box.
I then contacted http://www.wefreight.co.nz/
who arranged to collect the pallet (I think Mainfreight picked it up) and I sent them $190 via internet banking. A few days later they rang to let me know the pallet was ready for collection from their warehouse. I got them to forklift it into the back of my truck, I took it home and carefully unpacked it all in the back of the truck and there was zero transit damage. Woot!