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good morning,

As some of you know, I'm flying out to New Zealand in a week to attend an interview and a mini recce of Hamilton.

I'm only in the country for 4 days so won't get to see much (esp as one of those days is taken up with interview stuff).

So, any advice as to what to do/see/check out?

Also, what is Hamilton really like to live in? Are there good areas and bad areas? Anything I should consider ?

TIA,

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Originally Posted by zummerzet_lou View Post
good morning,

As some of you know, I'm flying out to New Zealand in a week to attend an interview and a mini recce of Hamilton.

I'm only in the country for 4 days so won't get to see much (esp as one of those days is taken up with interview stuff).

So, any advice as to what to do/see/check out?

Also, what is Hamilton really like to live in? Are there good areas and bad areas? Anything I should consider ?

TIA,

Lou
I lived in Hamilton for over a year and loved it there. But since moving to Porirua, I love it even more here!!
Check out the Wiki guide to Hamilton as that is all my own work . And if you really feel like trawling through the beginning of my blog: that might give you a feel for Hamilton too.
I only moved away due to personal circumstances: it was a nice place to live. If I can help beyond what you find in the first half of my blog, please PM me and I will do my best to to give you my opinion on the place
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I know a good ta moko studio in Hamilton
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I know a good ta moko studio in Hamilton
we know that!!
I got my most recent one done in Tawa funny enough........
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Originally Posted by zummerzet_lou View Post
good morning,

As some of you know, I'm flying out to New Zealand in a week to attend an interview and a mini recce of Hamilton.

I'm only in the country for 4 days so won't get to see much (esp as one of those days is taken up with interview stuff).

So, any advice as to what to do/see/check out?

Also, what is Hamilton really like to live in? Are there good areas and bad areas? Anything I should consider ?

TIA,

Lou
ok.... I do love Hamilton....(Beautiful scenery).. very much. it's a lovely & kind of romantic place (for me). to be honest, if I have a job then I'd like to live there ..............I sometimes dream buying a 2 bedroom lovely wooden house on a cherry farm and raise baby goats, horses and chickens. + practice violin all day long.... but no no no gardening! I hate gardening!!!!!!!!!

If I retire in NZ (u never know..) then I might go to Hamilton (hope so). However I don't think I can leave Welly either..

I've been to Hamilton just once (just for a short visit) and it was the Early 90's at which time we emigrated to NZ

a very pleasant my loving memory (of youth) about the place always remain in my heart. ...

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Visited my cousin in Beerescourt area of Hamilton - Beerescourt Road - one road in from the river, hence much cheaper. Very quiet, lovely houses,decent sized sections.
I love Hamilton but would prefer somewhere greener! Have a great time
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I love Hamilton but would prefer somewhere greener!
Greener than the Waikato? Wow, you're a tough customer. OK, it has been a drought year so the hills have probably been a bit brown.
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Greener than the Waikato? Wow, you're a tough customer. OK, it has been a drought year so the hills have probably been a bit brown.
Sorry Happy, wasn't encompassing all the Waikato region, rather Hamilton city and immediate suburbs.
Call me old fashioned but Cambridge really appeals to me,fell in love with a house just outside town....we all like a dream hey. And I'm really not a tough customer..
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Sorry Happy, wasn't encompassing all the Waikato region, rather Hamilton city and immediate suburbs.
Call me old fashioned but Cambridge really appeals to me,fell in love with a house just outside town....we all like a dream hey. And I'm really not a tough customer..
Sorry. No offense intended.

Cambridge is very attractive, true.

Hamilton is the home of Waikato Draught so that may be a tick in the positive column.
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Sorry. No offense intended.

Cambridge is very attractive, true.

Hamilton is the home of Waikato Draught so that may be a tick in the positive column.
Didn't take offence Happy Try not too these days, life is too short.....
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I just met with a cousin working in Hamilton for a meal. As he told me Hamilton is an ideal place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery. The town is pretty small but you gonna love it if you are not into the busy life of city lives.
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Originally Posted by happynz View Post
Cambridge is very attractive, true.
How about Oxford?

I love Spring Cherry Blossom on the high street

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How about Oxford?
Oxford UK or Oxford out on the Canterbury Plains here on the South Island?

Oxford NZ is nice.
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Oxford UK or Oxford out on the Canterbury Plains here on the South Island?

Oxford NZ is nice.
of course Oxford U.K
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of course Oxford U.K
I haven't been there. Is it nice?

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