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Old Feb 27th 2014, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by TheCockneyKiwi
Ahhh I see. My company built the software SkillSelect that they use. We also fo some work with Farmlands who are in the building opposite Airways NZ in the business park near the Airport.

I am sure our paths will cross at some point :-)
Probably, I'm going to be spending most of my time around there to start with.
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Old Feb 27th 2014, 8:02 am
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If your working there, look at Avonhead, Yaldhurst, Hornby and Hei Hei

Very close to the airport business park and a very easy commute away from the traffic

Also, much more reasonable in the rent prices I think
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Old Feb 27th 2014, 1:19 pm
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Just a quick hello to say I am moving up to the shaky city next Thursday. Wooohooo!!!
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Old Feb 27th 2014, 1:22 pm
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Just a quick hello to say I am moving up to the shaky city next Thursday. Wooohooo!!!
Warmer up here....
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Old Feb 27th 2014, 1:26 pm
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It has been POURING it down in Timaru all day. I think the Pacific is mounting an invasion.
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Old Mar 1st 2014, 6:52 pm
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Does anyone here have any recommendations (or where to avoid) for car dealers in Christchurch? I've just started looking around to get an idea of prices for station wagons. How easy was it to get finance as a new arrival?
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Old Mar 1st 2014, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Tom1983
If your working there, look at Avonhead, Yaldhurst, Hornby and Hei Hei

Very close to the airport business park and a very easy commute away from the traffic

Also, much more reasonable in the rent prices I think
Just noticed this, cheers. We've also been having a look at Rangiora as we know a few people who have lived there and said its a really nice place for young children.
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Old Mar 2nd 2014, 1:18 am
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We're looking at Rangiora. We like the fact that is not far from the beach and not too far from the mountains. We also liked the feel of the high street. Our children are 10 and 13 so the older one would go to Rangiora High.
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Hi all,

just had a friend tell me that chch has become quite a rough place to live, he lives in qt and is hearing it from his mates in chch.

Is there any truth to this?

I'm coming over in a couple of months and am now worried that I have made a mistake with chch.
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Old Mar 9th 2014, 9:35 pm
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Do you mean rough - violence or not a nice place to live?
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Old Mar 9th 2014, 9:49 pm
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I was in Christchurch again on Thursday and I'm going to say it. I like the place, it has such a bigger feeling than Dunedin. I'm sure there's a lot of negative things about living there but I do enjoy visiting the place.
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Originally Posted by Mark Smith
Do you mean rough - violence or not a nice place to live?
Rough as in violent.

He mentioned some people getting attacked, tool thefts etc. Also said that it's not safe to walk at night on your own as there's been quite a lot of random attacks. Hearing all this gives me a bad picture.

But, is it really like that?
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Old Mar 10th 2014, 7:50 am
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I've definitely read about more assaults in the last few months, but overall compare Christchurch to a similar sized city such as Leeds and we have much less aggro. Personally I feel more safe here than the UK, but I still wouldn't fancy walking around some areas late at night on my own.

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Originally Posted by Ray3324
Hi all,

just had a friend tell me that chch has become quite a rough place to live, he lives in qt and is hearing it from his mates in chch.

Is there any truth to this?

I'm coming over in a couple of months and am now worried that I have made a mistake with chch.
It's mostly people being unable to handle their beer. After a couple of pints, they think they're harder than Sylvester Stallone. It'll soon start being nicer once the great kiwi hospital visit festival finishes on the 29th

There has been more reports of crime but I wouldn't let it put you off. It's not really a violent city. Linwood, Richmond, Aranui etc have characters but the assaults/violence don't really take place until the late hours -after alcohol is consumed

There's plenty of debate going on about alcohol in Christchurch. All because of these lightweight pansies - set on them with no alcohol and they'd run to their mummies faster than the Roadrunner. Don't let it put you off, it's not like Hackney or Edmonton
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thanks guys, very good to hear. You've both put my mind at ease.

You mention Linwood, Richmond and Aranui, any others that I should avoid as we are looking for rentals at the mo?
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