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suza712565 Mar 23rd 2015 3:53 am

Papamoa Welcome Bay
 
Anyone in Papamoa or Welcome Bay?

Perry Groves Mar 23rd 2015 4:52 am

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I went to Papamoa a few weeks ago. We are in Whakatane

bearskin Mar 23rd 2015 7:37 am

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I know a couple quite well who live in Papamoa - moved there from Auckland, if that helps? They adore it.

snaps Mar 23rd 2015 8:23 am

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I was there last weekend, parked right next to the most adorable beach in NZ. Great sand, warm water(I'm told), showers and a clean loo. Litter free beach. Clear blue sky. Loads of space. A quality restaurant 50m away. Just over the hill https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/...00ef6143a2db60

snaps Mar 23rd 2015 8:26 am

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Looks like a busy day when this was taken... https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/...00ef6143a2db60

snaps Mar 23rd 2015 8:28 am

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Final photo promise... https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-37.6...xVbIZw!2e0!3e2

suza712565 Mar 23rd 2015 8:29 am

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I am in Brookfield. Been here for 2 weeks ( in NZ for 4 weeks )
I'm really struggling. Have 3 girls 6. 4. 2. I don't like the area (sorry) or the schools. We are trying to get a rental in Papamoa or Welcome Bay.

If anyone would like to help out a very isolated me and my 3 children (hubby is working and met lots of new friends ) please pm me or just respond on here.

suza712565 Mar 23rd 2015 8:31 am

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Beautiful photos

bearskin Mar 23rd 2015 8:36 am

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Originally Posted by snaps (Post 11599902)

Had to smile. The path down from the campsite that you can see if you turn 90 degrees to your right... that's the path we go down from our tent site - that big Norfolk Pine that's there - our tent is parked next to that for 7 nights every second week of January!! Gotta love that.

bearskin Mar 23rd 2015 8:42 am

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Originally Posted by suza712565 (Post 11599903)
I am in Brookfield. Been here for 2 weeks ( in NZ for 4 weeks )
I'm really struggling. Have 3 girls 6. 4. 2. I don't like the area (sorry) or the schools.

What's wrong with Brookfield? Not sure that Papamoa, or certainly Welcome Bay would be a whole heap better. We go on holiday to Papamoa every year, and at least once a year down to the Mount as well, but that's as tourists. Papamoa is a bit Retirement Village cross with first time buying families - newly-weds and nearly-deads as they say in NZ. Welcome Bay is either a bit rural or a bit rough.

Of the two I'd go Papamoa, but just IMO I've found the 'true locals' to be not so friendly but that's prob because I'm an pakeha ex-pom JAFA.

suza712565 Mar 23rd 2015 8:48 am

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It's just not for me. I feel different when I am in papamoa and welcome bay. When I get back here not so good. Hard to explain

suza712565 Mar 23rd 2015 9:07 am

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Sorry to sound miserable. I'm really not. Just missing friends.

Justcol Mar 23rd 2015 9:13 am

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Papamoa is great place, I totally understand feeling better when your there, I do too.

ignore all the refs to old folks, walk down the beach at any time of day and its full of all kinds of people, I thinks its a wonderful place.

suza712565 Mar 23rd 2015 9:03 pm

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Hi, thank you.

I do get the feeling that people can be very negative on here. I just need some help settling.

Sue

scrubbedexpat094 Mar 23rd 2015 10:03 pm

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Originally Posted by suza712565 (Post 11600554)
Hi, thank you.

I do get the feeling that people can be very negative on here. I just need some help settling.

Sue

Yes we can be. All dealing with our own issues and need a safe place to come and off-load.

Perhaps organise a meet-up one weekend. When I felt the same as you back in 2007, some of the ladies on here took me under their wing and organised a ladies night out in Takapuna. It was great to meet others and talk about my hopes and fears. I'm still very good friends with one of those ladies.

If I was closer I would organise it but I'm too far away sadly.


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