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Hi everyone,
It's been a while, but would appreciate any advice.
We've been in NZ (Auckland) for 4 years and are thinking of a move out of the city. Just a bit tired of sitting in traffic, astronomical house prices etc..
Short story, I've been offered a job in Palmy based on Ferguson Street and need to find a pet friendly rental. Any thoughts on areas to focus on? We've never been to Palmy, budget is up to $350 pw, don't mind lower economic areas as long as they're pretty safe.
Would appreciate any tips.
Thanks guys!

PS. No kids so near to schools not an issue, just me, hubby and a couple of small dogs.

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Hi everyone,
It's been a while, but would appreciate any advice.
We've been in NZ (Auckland) for 4 years and are thinking of a move out of the city. Just a bit tired of sitting in traffic, astronomical house prices etc..
Short story, I've been offered a job in Palmy based on Ferguson Street and need to find a pet friendly rental. Any thoughts on areas to focus on? We've never been to Palmy, budget is up to $350 pw, don't mind lower economic areas as long as they're pretty safe.
Would appreciate any tips.
Thanks guys!

PS. No kids so near to schools not an issue, just me, hubby and a couple of small dogs.

This is a nice area, very close to our wonderful swimming and gym complex.

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You could walk very easily to The Square from here which will possibly be close to your work. Please feel free to ask me any questions.

Been here 12 years. Terrace End is a nice area, Hokowhitu the most expensive. Palmy is a cool place to live. Not the most exciting palce but good place to live nevertheless.
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Thanks Genesis!
Exciting isn't a necessity. Just somewhere we can settle with a hope of buying our own place before we get too old!
I've driven myself crazy weighing up pros and cons of moving, but there are more pros than cons. I'd only visited Auckland for a week before we moved over so up for making anything work.
Appreciate the info, thanks again!
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Thanks Genesis!
Exciting isn't a necessity. Just somewhere we can settle with a hope of buying our own place before we get too old!
I've driven myself crazy weighing up pros and cons of moving, but there are more pros than cons. I'd only visited Auckland for a week before we moved over so up for making anything work.
Appreciate the info, thanks again!
Keep in touch eh? If you want a drive around recce when you get here more than happy to do that with you your husband and the dogs!! Did you know we have more eateries here in Palmy, per capita than any other city in Aotearoa.

We have a few excellent curry houses, some lovely pubs and a new microbrewery public house soon to open in The Broadway. It is going to be absolutely WORLD CLASS! Our library is to die for too!

We got 27 odd parks and reserves too for your dogs!

Who said Palmy is DULL??? They are REAL!!!!http://i.stuff.co.nz/environment/895...imply-stunning

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Keep in touch eh? If you want a drive around recce when you get here more than happy to do that with you your husband and the dogs!! Did you know we have more eateries here in Palmy, per capita than any other city in Aotearoa.

We have a few excellent curry houses, some lovely pubs and a new microbrewery public house soon to open in The Broadway. It is going to be absolutely WORLD CLASS! Our library is to die for too!

We got 27 odd parks and reserves too for your dogs!

Who said Palmy is DULL??? They are REAL!!!!Wave clouds over Palmerston North are simply stunning | Stuff.co.nz
I will, and you are awesome, I feel so much better now!
You know we could just stay here and coast along paying someone else's mortgage, or go out there and take a risk. Palmy here we come!!

Now, just got to tell my boss....
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I will, and you are awesome, I feel so much better now!
You know we could just stay here and coast along paying someone else's mortgage, or go out there and take a risk. Palmy here we come!!

Now, just got to tell my boss....
She who dares wins!!! You will not miss the traffic and the droves of crowds. You will love the affordability of Palmy, skiing is only 2 hours away, the capital ditto, even quicker now that the Kapiti express way is open!!

The beach (Foxton) is only 45 mins. And I think Wellington is WAAAAAAAAAAY nicer than Auckland!!

I am very fussy about my surroundings and I get bored very easy. I have never been bored here. I ride a motor bike as a hobby, I have to pinch myself when after just a few minutes I am amongst world class scenery.

Whanganui is only 50 mins away and it is a REALLY cool place to go for a night. I can recommend The Rutland pub/hotel. Full of craft beer and one of the best indians in NZ is just opposite 'Spice Guru'.

We have endless coffee shops, an art gallery a museum, a wonderful square and even a PROPER shopping mall!!!

You have much to look forward to. Which is nice.

PS thank you for your kind compliment.
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I have two friends with pet friendly rentals, unfortunately the are both currently rented out. It is generally quite hard to get rentals for dogs so good luck with that. As Genesis said Palmy is a great place to live. We came here 13 years ago after living in Auckland for many years and really like it. Don't miss Orcland (or the traffic) at all. So many cafes and restaurants here all within walking distance (depending on where you live). I regularly go out to the movies and then dinner in town and walk home by myself and don't feel scared. Palmy is def not a holiday destination but is a great place to live and as mentioned above housing is very affordable. Good luck with the possible move!?! Palmy is very dog friendly, I've got dogs and there are a plethora of off leash parks and reserves, much more than Auckland (so I am told by a friend). The only time I put my dogs on a leash is when I am doing a street walk.

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She who dares wins!!! You will not miss the traffic and the droves of crowds. You will love the affordability of Palmy, skiing is only 2 hours away, the capital ditto, even quicker now that the Kapiti express way is open!!

The beach (Foxton) is only 45 mins. And I think Wellington is WAAAAAAAAAAY nicer than Auckland!!

I am very fussy about my surroundings and I get bored very easy. I have never been bored here. I ride a motor bike as a hobby, I have to pinch myself when after just a few minutes I am amongst world class scenery.

Whanganui is only 50 mins away and it is a REALLY cool place to go for a night. I can recommend The Rutland pub/hotel. Full of craft beer and one of the best indians in NZ is just opposite 'Spice Guru'.

We have endless coffee shops, an art gallery a museum, a wonderful square and even a PROPER shopping mall!!!

You have much to look forward to. Which is nice.

PS thank you for your kind compliment.
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I have two friends with pet friendly rentals, unfortunately the are both currently rented out. It is generally quite hard to get rentals for dogs so good luck with that. As Genesis said Palmy is a great place to live. We came here 13 years ago after living in Auckland for many years and really like it. Don't miss Orcland (or the traffic) at all. So many cafes and restaurants here all within walking distance (depending on where you live). I regularly go out to the movies and then dinner in town and walk home by myself and don't feel scared. Palmy is def not a holiday destination but is a great place to live and as mentioned above housing is very affordable. Good luck with the possible move!?! Palmy is very dog friendly, I've got dogs and there are a plethora of off leash parks and reserves, much more than Auckland (so I am told by a friend). The only time I put my dogs on a leash is when I am doing a street walk.
Thank you!
Yes, it hasn't been easy finding dog friendly rentals in Auckland, so we know we're in for a challenge. That's the hardest bit of moving, hoping the timings all work out and we don't end up jobless and homeless!

Bear us in mind if anything changes, we're planning on the first week of May and are very responsible!!

Thanks again!

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Quick update...it's on, we're moving to Palmy.
Last week I told my boss and he's been a complete dick about it which had taken some of the shine off. (Apologies for naughty word)
Still, onwards and upwards...

Next big stressor is finding a rental...can anyone recommend good agents for finding pet friendly places in Palmy? We can't get to viewings and I'm worried we'll end up living in the car!

Thank you for any suggestions.
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Quick update...it's on, we're moving to Palmy.
Last week I told my boss and he's been a complete dick about it which had taken some of the shine off. (Apologies for naughty word)
Still, onwards and upwards...

Next big stressor is finding a rental...can anyone recommend good agents for finding pet friendly places in Palmy? We can't get to viewings and I'm worried we'll end up living in the car!

Thank you for any suggestions.
Property Brokers is probably the best.
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Since moving up to Kapiti i've done a couple of day trips to Palmy. I heard bad things about it being dull - but i found the opposite.

1. Lots of Art Deco buildings in Palmy. Never heard anyone mention it, always hear of Napier but Palmy has loads of lovely Art Deco in CBD.
2. Te Manawa Museum - from many of the regional museums i've seen this one is very good - and free. Didnt bother with Rugby Museum
3. Feels like a proper city - when we went up last there was some festival in the square and loads of people from all walks about.
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Thank you all you lovely people!
I think drinks might be on me when the new micro brewery opens!!
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Thank you all you lovely people!
I think drinks might be on me when the new micro brewery opens!!
Apparently it's already opened but it doesn't look like it (according to one of my workmates who visited on weekend). Yep sounds good to me. Would be great to meet up when you finally arrive in Balmy Palmy. Genesis is a friend of mine too!?!?!?

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