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Does anyone live in/around Taupo?

Old Mar 1st 2007, 7:30 pm
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Hi all,

Clive has just accepted a job offer in and around Taupo and Rotorua We still have to get the visas and medicals sorted but assuming all will be well, can anyone give us more of an idea of what it's like to live there and most importantly any good primary schools you can recommend? All we know is that Rotorua is smelly
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Originally Posted by cathynclive View Post
Hi all,

Clive has just accepted a job offer in and around Taupo and Rotorua We still have to get the visas and medicals sorted but assuming all will be well, can anyone give us more of an idea of what it's like to live there and most importantly any good primary schools you can recommend? All we know is that Rotorua is smelly


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We live in Rotorua and have done for almost 4 years.
Sorry to disapoint you, but the smell is only piped in for the benefit of the tourists. If you are local there is no smell



There are VERY few areas with the sulphur smell and Rotorua is far more affordable house wise than Taupo.

Any specific questions just ask.

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We live in Rotorua and have done for almost 4 years.
Sorry to disapoint you, but the smell is only piped in for the benefit of the tourists. If you are local there is no smell



There are VERY few areas with the sulphur smell and Rotorua is far more affordable house wise than Taupo.

Any specific questions just ask.

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Thanks for enlightening us, I spoke to a Kiwi lady recently and she said that after 2 to 3 days in Rotorua you don't notice the smell any more. She also said that it's the party capital of NZ and she loves it.

We've seen pictures and it looks amazing and the houses for sale that we've seen on the web look beautiful. Who knows, the Beverly Hillbillies may soon be moving to a street near you .......lol.

Bit worried about the volcano though.
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I loved Taupo-dead jealous. Don't worry about the volcano-just move up-wind-you'll be fine.
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Cheers for that, we're getting really excited about it. Haven't told the kids about the volcano yet though, they're 6 and 7 and they'll poo themselves
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Cheers for that, we're getting really excited about it. Haven't told the kids about the volcano yet though, they're 6 and 7 and they'll poo themselves
Tell you what though-it's the prettiest volcano I have ever seen! You'll get flooded first so plenty of warning!
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What a ray of sunshine you are

It floods a lot where we live at the mo so we're used to that, and I hear that most kiwis own a boat so shouldn't be a prob then
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