Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > New Zealand
Reload this Page >

Any comments on Henderson?

Any comments on Henderson?

Old Mar 8th 2009, 4:20 am
  #1  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Kags1694's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: From Liverpool to North Shore NZ
Posts: 320
Kags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of lightKags1694 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Any comments on Henderson?

Just over to nz, have looked at a house in Henderson, any comments on area and colleges.

Thanks

Last edited by Kags1694; Mar 8th 2009 at 4:25 am.
Kags1694 is offline  
Old Mar 8th 2009, 4:52 am
  #2  
BE Enthusiast
 
kiwinow's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 794
kiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Any comments on Henderson?

We lived in Henderson for 13 years, but it was about 14 years ago and we left before our kids were school age, so I don't know about schools.

We found it to be fairly self-sufficient with good shopping and not too far to town out of rush hour. If you have to travel in rush hour it will take about 50mins to CBD, but if you leave 20 mins earlier you will get there in no time.

Good things: Lots of lovely orchards (to buy fresh fruit and veg) and wineries (to taste the latest tipple) within a 10 minute drive. Srunning beaches at Piha, Karekare and Muriwai which are all within 30 mins drive. Loads of bushwalks in the Waitakere Ranges, only 20 mins away.

Negative things: It seems to have a redneck label, although when we lived there we found a variety of types of people, so it's a generalisation. There is some occasional violence, but nothing too significant if you aren't the target! The weather is warm and humid in summer. It can get cold in winter and few of the new houses have any form of heating, but you can add that to suit your taste. We managed with a single gas heater, but I guess heat pumps are the thing now. You need a clothes dryer as Auckland gets a lot of rain and it can last for days.
kiwinow is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.