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Old Dec 27th 2007, 10:11 pm
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Would anyone be able to tell me what Timaru is like. Have been offered a job hopefully starting in Feb. Would be moving to NZ with my husband and 2 children. The children want to know if there is a swimming pool in Timaru (no requests from them, just that!!) Would love to hear from anyone
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Kia Ora and welcome to this NZ forum.
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I can't really help with Timaru except to say that we have driven through it and stayed over for a night a couple of years back. Seemed like a lovely town to me.

'Planty' on this site lives there.
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Kia Ora and welcome to this NZ forum.
Have some karma to start you off.

I can't really help with Timaru except to say that we have driven through it and stayed over for a night a couple of years back. Seemed like a lovely town to me.

'Planty' on this site lives there.
Thanks for your help. Will get in touch with Planty.
Here's to a new start to 2008 in ? Timaru!!!
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I've been through Timaru several times and I was quite impressed. There seems to be all the services one would need. However, for flying I would suggest a two hour drive up the road to Christchurch as flights out of Timaru cost an obscene amount.
There are some nice small towns not far from Timaru such as Pleasant Point (yes, it is pleasant), Temuka, Geraldine and for low priced real estate and a bit south is Waimate. Inside Timaru isn't bad either. I saw lots of nice older brick houses with well maintained gardens.
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Thanks for your help. Will get in touch with Planty.
Here's to a new start to 2008 in ? Timaru!!!
Have just posted on the our 'first anniversary' thread - all good things to say about Timaru!
We'll be happy to answer any questions.
Debbie ('Mrs Planty'!).
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Never been, but my sister lives there. Just bought a house there and absolutely loves the place.
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I've been through Timaru several times and I was quite impressed. There seems to be all the services one would need. However, for flying I would suggest a two hour drive up the road to Christchurch as flights out of Timaru cost an obscene amount.
There are some nice small towns not far from Timaru such as Pleasant Point (yes, it is pleasant), Temuka, Geraldine and for low priced real estate and a bit south is Waimate. Inside Timaru isn't bad either. I saw lots of nice older brick houses with well maintained gardens.
Thanks for your reply. Your comments have been very useful. I have been checking Timaru out on the net, but it is great to get a point of view from someone who has been there. I appreciate it. Starfish
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Have just posted on the our 'first anniversary' thread - all good things to say about Timaru!
We'll be happy to answer any questions.
Debbie ('Mrs Planty'!).
Thanks for your reply!! Glad you are enjoying yourselves in Timaru. The kids will have me in the dog house if there isn't a swimming pool (as if the sea won't be enough!). Do you know if the indoor pool holds swimming lessons? This is the kids only concern and if they are happy it will make the move from the UK to NZ a lot easier. Thanks for your help. Will no doubt have more as time goes by. We are all looking forward to a new life in NZ.
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I've been through Timaru several times and I was quite impressed. There seems to be all the services one would need. However, for flying I would suggest a two hour drive up the road to Christchurch as flights out of Timaru cost an obscene amount.
There are some nice small towns not far from Timaru such as Pleasant Point (yes, it is pleasant), Temuka, Geraldine and for low priced real estate and a bit south is Waimate. Inside Timaru isn't bad either. I saw lots of nice older brick houses with well maintained gardens.
Thanks for the advice. Will make sure we look into flights to Christchurch.
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Hi there and good luck in your venture! I just did a google search and found this it may be useful for you it does say on there that Timaru has 2 public swimming pools.

http://www.holidayguide.co.nz/Timaru/Timaru.aspx
BUT WAIT THERES MORE! LOL

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4324566a6010.html NOW THIS MIGHT GET YOUR KIDS A LITTLE BIT EXCITED!

Hope it helps bit good luck to you and your family and a very Happy New Year!
Cheers
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Hi there and good luck in your venture! I just did a google search and found this it may be useful for you it does say on there that Timaru has 2 public swimming pools.

http://www.holidayguide.co.nz/Timaru/Timaru.aspx
BUT WAIT THERES MORE! LOL

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4324566a6010.html NOW THIS MIGHT GET YOUR KIDS A LITTLE BIT EXCITED!

Hope it helps bit good luck to you and your family and a very Happy New Year!
Cheers
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Hi Cally,
Thanks for your help. We found the article interesting and definitely exciting!!! I think the kids will give the thumbs up. Happy New Year to you.
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