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Looking to move Waikato region, probably Te Awamutu, Hamilton, or Cambridge

Looking to move Waikato region, probably Te Awamutu, Hamilton, or Cambridge

Old Mar 12th 2014, 6:49 am
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Re economy : Dairy provinces like Waikato and Taranakl are apparently doing quite well economically at the moment due to record commodity prices and new trade deals with China.
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Old Mar 12th 2014, 7:01 pm
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Raglan is a nasty drive to hams - though plenty of ppl do commute. The high school has a bad reputation but i have no idea of that is based on racism or factual accuracy or cambridge snobbery (loads of racists in cambridge).

Cambridge is defo more attractive than TA, and wealthier. TA has more of a real NZ feel and is close to Pirongia (mountain), which is neat. I think you should, if possible, come and spend a couple of days in both before deciding - i know ppl happily settled in both and they temd to have quite strong views about the differences.
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Old Mar 12th 2014, 7:08 pm
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It's interesting, the more I read on this thread, the more I think we've made the right choice (for us) with TA
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 9:09 am
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Default Re: Looking to move Waikato region, probably Te Awamutu, Hamilton, or Cambridge

Huntly has a huge gang population, mostly Mongrel mob but Killer bees have taken a strong foothold in recent years
I would rather go back to the uk than live there
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 6:53 pm
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Default Re: Looking to move Waikato region, probably Te Awamutu, Hamilton, or Cambridge

If it was down to me, I'd choose Cambridge. That's somewhere we could probably settle long-term in NZ (along with Canterbury). It would then give me a very easy commute into the Tron for work and all Chiefs home games.

As for Huntley... generally a no, but it does have 2 positive qualities:
1) The usual Chiefs (rugby) poster on the way in
2) Possibly one of NZ's greatest views and landmarks:

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Default Re: Looking to move Waikato region, probably Te Awamutu, Hamilton, or Cambridge

Originally Posted by Hazelnut
I've seen a few properties round Huntly that looked affordable but someone has said Huntly is not the best area to be.

Its an area of high deprivation where you sub-consciously wind your windows up before you drive through, this article will give you a sense of the place:

'Cracking it' on welfare in Huntly
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