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Old Sep 7th 2006, 9:12 pm
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Originally Posted by cottageinthesky
Depends where you're buying the land and how high the specification is for the house.

I specialise in selling sections in Wellington - prices from $250k-$400k. Size doesn't necessarily equate to price, more dependent on how easy it is to build, how much of land is usable - there's a lot of very steep land here in Wellington! A bit further out, say, Johnsonville or Tawa, sections can be found from $150k-180k.

Build costs for the house probably $1200 - $2500 per m2, dependent on quality - if you're building on anything other than flat land, out of ground costs can add up.

Design & Build is a good option - I've got sections in Aotea - 20-25 minutes drive from Wellington City, 400m2 section, house 180-195m2, all-in price from $410k - you are then in control of designing the house and get exactly the accommodation and facilities you want.
Thanks for the reply

Its pretty much as I suspected. Counts me out I wanna be mortgage free if we do move out. I want some spending money
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Old Sep 9th 2006, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by Jack Daws
Greeting Expat types/wanna be's

After 2 years or so of giving up (well the missus did anyway) going to NZ I am seriously considering it again

So whats new?

ODP's still on the POL?

Wages still crap?

Housing still going through the roof?

Basically "Hey up" dudes and Dudettes
Wages seem to be ok, housing expensive but nowhere near UK levels. We talked about enigrating for two years and got so sick of talking about it. It came down to either shut up or do it. I know it's a big move but where's the risk? We've been here almost two weeks (hardly veterans I know) and it's well worth the move. The schools are great, the weather's better etc, etc - if you've been thinking about moving this long the itch will never go. Far better doing something you may regret than never doing anything at all. If you decide not to go it will hit you like a brick sooner or later then you'll onder why you never came........I hope you make the right decision (but it sounds like you've already made it) but I can recommend coming here 100%
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Wages seem to be ok, housing expensive but nowhere near UK levels. We talked about enigrating for two years and got so sick of talking about it. It came down to either shut up or do it. I know it's a big move but where's the risk? We've been here almost two weeks (hardly veterans I know) and it's well worth the move. The schools are great, the weather's better etc, etc - if you've been thinking about moving this long the itch will never go. Far better doing something you may regret than never doing anything at all. If you decide not to go it will hit you like a brick sooner or later then you'll onder why you never came........I hope you make the right decision (but it sounds like you've already made it) but I can recommend coming here 100%
Cheers for that

I think we are coming over for a couple of weeks in January (just me & the missus) for a look around. We are gonna hire a campervan and do Northland and Tauranga areas. Also maybe drop in a couple of Hospitals (wife work) and put some feelers out maybe
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Old Sep 9th 2006, 9:52 pm
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I think it will all come down to wages, unfortunately. If you can live with a lot less money (vs UK) as a trade-off for better quality of life in non-money-driven respects, NZ can still be OK.

Money, regrettably, influences many other aspects of daily/ annual living incl eating well, travelling & holidays, freedom, material things.

Summary: wages are still poor.

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I think it will all come down to wages, unfortunately. If you can live with a lot less money (vs UK) as a trade-off for better quality of life in non-money-driven respects, NZ can still be OK.

Money, regrettably, influences many other aspects of daily/ annual living incl eating well, travelling & holidays, freedom, material things.

Summary: wages are still poor.

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You may be right but my family will be my main concern. Balancing possible gains in New Zealand against losing family ties.
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Hmmm...I've just returned to the UK and just sitting on my arse thinking what next to do, I get more in basic benefits (don't qualify for unemployment/ jobseekers so I mean child benefit, child tax credit etc) is more than the average Kiwi salary when you take income tax into account.

UK is more expensive than NZ, though.
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Hmmm...I've just returned to the UK and just sitting on my arse thinking what next to do, I get more in basic benefits (don't qualify for unemployment/ jobseekers so I mean child benefit, child tax credit etc) is more than the average Kiwi salary when you take income tax into account.

UK is more expensive than NZ, though.
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Eh up sailor boy.
You will have to pop in for a stella when you are passing.
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Eh up sailor boy.
You will have to pop in for a stella when you are passing.
Bloody hell :scared:

Eh up Matey.

Would love to pop in dude. But my missus has changed her mind AGAIN about moving

One day she will realise that its the best thing we could do for us and the kids.

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Old Sep 23rd 2006, 9:02 am
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Bloody hell :scared:

Now let me guess.........mmmm..........mmmmmm.........Could you be Welsh?


Mmmmmm........mmmmm.......Like woollen things?


Eh up Billy .

Would love to pop in dude. But my missus has changed her mind AGAIN about moving

One day she will realise that its the best thing we could do for us and the kids.

Or maybe she's being very sensible to be cautious, wages verses cost of living here are def out of sinc. The last four or five years here have seen the cost of just everyday living ie basic shopping, electric costs, fuel costs increase way above normal kiwis earnings.
Everyones in debt here up to their eyes to keep living at the level they are doing and something has to give I think soon.
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Everyones in debt here up to their eyes to keep living at the level they are doing and something has to give I think soon.
Errrm speak for yourself. We are going to be mortgage free and debt free within a month
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Errrm speak for yourself. We are going to be mortgage free and debt free within a month
Errrm oh ok apart from cashed up expats
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Errrm oh ok apart from cashed up expats
And I'm not actually speaking for myself, I don't have any debt at the moment ... laughing out loud deliriously!
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