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Old Dec 21st 2014, 5:41 pm
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Thanks Mark, we managed to get it moved, something like SOS Towing so we're all sorted now.
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Old Jan 21st 2015, 8:03 am
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Hello i'm Chris and plan to move out in May. Job wise i be based in Christchurch. Am married and we will be moving out with a very new baby by then. ideas are more then welcome. thanks for reading.
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Old Jan 21st 2015, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by DigChris
Hello i'm Chris and plan to move out in May. Job wise i be based in Christchurch. Am married and we will be moving out with a very new baby by then. ideas are more then welcome. thanks for reading.
Ideas on what Chris ?
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Old Jan 21st 2015, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by Stormer999
Ideas on what Chris ?
Wheres a good place to live. around Christchurch. I have a car with job. and aim to buy a car for my wife. But wheres a good place to look for a home with a young family. I be based on the rebuild work wise.

So any advice would be great.
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Old Jan 21st 2015, 9:52 am
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Take the vertical (N/S) line through the city centre and the West side suffered a lot less damage than the East. Basically any where near water, sea or river, suffered badly. Hence the areas less effected are the more expensive.
Take a look at this :-
Overview of TC1, TC2 and TC3 technical categories | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
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Old Jan 21st 2015, 11:35 am
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I live in Methven it's an amazing place but too fat to commute for you.
Have you looked into rolleston?
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Old Jan 21st 2015, 12:09 pm
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Live somewhere that doesn't result in touching these roads

Christchurch's most-congested roads revealed | Stuff.co.nz

New Brightons a great place for families. Big park close by, beach as well - cheap to live, far cheaper than Sumner. Also just a short 20 minute drive to the city centre
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Old Jan 22nd 2015, 10:34 am
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It depends what you are after.
I live on the hill because I didn't want the smog in winter and have views that I only dreamed of in the UK.
I commute to the CBD in 15-20mins so traffic isn't an issue for me.
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Old Jan 22nd 2015, 10:49 am
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Can't see us .....we are under the smog...
When the ground shakes we are already at the bottom!

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Old Jan 22nd 2015, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by moving2NZ2013
I live in Methven it's an amazing place but too fat to commute for you.
if anything like me that would be due to the Choco Crunch biscuits
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Old Jan 22nd 2015, 4:57 pm
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Can't see us .....we are under the smog...
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Haha. Me and auto correct have a love hate relationship!
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Old Jan 27th 2015, 9:11 pm
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Hi board, we're also moving to ChCh soon, family of 6 (four kids). I'll be arriving for a look around next week, anyone got any helpful hints and tips on areas I should look at property and school wise? I'll be working near the airport.
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Old Jan 28th 2015, 5:09 am
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The Airport is NW of the city and less effected by the EQ's so Burnside, Avonhead are good house/school areas as is Hei Hei/Ilam and down towards Hornby so get your map out and radiate out from the Airport.
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Old Jan 28th 2015, 6:45 am
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Sounds like a sensible plan Stormer999, Thanks.
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Old Jan 29th 2015, 5:52 pm
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Hello Junfan,

Areas in NW tend to be on the expensive side. We just moved from Ilam which is about a 10 min drive to the airport and were paying $440 per week for a 2 bedroom house which is not a bad price for that area. We just purchased our first home (what a nightmare house hunting in Christchurch) in Opawa which is very close to the hills and probably about a 20-25 min commute to the airport. I would look at a map and check out property on trademe.co.nz Don't be surprised if you view homes for rent where there are 15 other people looking. Once you get above the $500 per week mark there is less competition for homes I was told by an real estate agent - good luck.
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