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Old Mar 6th 2008, 7:30 pm
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Hi,

I've moving to Auckland later this month, and will be working in the South Auckland area, Mount Wellington area. I wonder if anyone could recommend areas to live.

I'll look to rent initially (as I've only just put my property on the market in the UK prior to moving), but would be nice to know what kind of areas I can be looking at.

I'll looking for somewhere fairly quiet, hopefully near to the countryside, and within a 30 min or so commute.
In England, I work in Sheffield and live 40mins (in peak time) or so from the office, in a smallish village on the fringes of the Peak District. So it's no problem to go for a stroll or get out on the bike.

I've no kids, so being near a school is not important. Any suggestions welcome.
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Old Mar 7th 2008, 7:36 am
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Pukokoe Have a look - it's reasonable for house prices, pretty and although I'm not sure of commute time to Mt Wellington it wouldn't be far off half an hour I think - you'd have to check obviously.
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Hi,

I've moving to Auckland later this month, and will be working in the South Auckland area, Mount Wellington area. I wonder if anyone could recommend areas to live.

I'll look to rent initially (as I've only just put my property on the market in the UK prior to moving), but would be nice to know what kind of areas I can be looking at.

I'll looking for somewhere fairly quiet, hopefully near to the countryside, and within a 30 min or so commute.
In England, I work in Sheffield and live 40mins (in peak time) or so from the office, in a smallish village on the fringes of the Peak District. So it's no problem to go for a stroll or get out on the bike.

I've no kids, so being near a school is not important. Any suggestions welcome.

Papakura maybe,
or depending on where you work in Mount Wellington consider something like titirangi to the west or howick etc to the east.
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Yeah pukekohe area has a tick, there are nice new developments in the area like this
http://www.anselmiridge.co.nz/
its about 40km from mt wellington so if you are wanting something closer, you can't go wrong with howick
http://www.howickvillage.co.nz/
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunua_Ranges
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Have you moved to NZ yet - we live in Huddersfield and are moving out to South Auckland shortly (hopefully end of July) let me know what the areas are like will you as we have the same dilemas at the moment and Im sick of looking at Trademe/allrealestate etc etc!!

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Have you moved to NZ yet - we live in Huddersfield and are moving out to South Auckland shortly (hopefully end of July) let me know what the areas are like will you as we have the same dilemas at the moment and Im sick of looking at Trademe/allrealestate etc etc!!

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I take it you guys (like us) have never been to NZ, and are totally in the dark when it comes to deciding where to live?
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East Auckland Cockle Bay Bucklands Beach Howick are quite an easy commute to Mount Wellington.Also consider Beachlands. Sommerville has a walk near Whitford.Whitford is mostly lifestyle plots and the forest.Clevedon is rural with farmers market on a Sunday and Duders Regional Park.

Maybe look at Ardmore and Alfriston as they are again rural.

South Auckland Pukekohe is rural but new estates are also growing up there has a traditional High street but the traffic can be quite heavy in the peak times.

We find renting here in Dannemora at the moment is convienient for all shopping cinema with the new Highbrook exit onto the motorway easy to get about to beaches parks going south or going back up to the shore.
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Personally I would avoid Papakura. We lived there for about four months and did not like it. Quite a high crime rate and there was a bag snatch right in front of me in the main street. However Clevedon is nice and it is rural and it is about ten minutes from Papakura.
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[QUOTE=James S;6177952]Have you moved to NZ yet - we live in Huddersfield and are moving out to South Auckland shortly (hopefully end of July) let me know what the areas are like will you as we have the same dilemas at the moment and Im sick of looking at Trademe/allrealestate etc etc!!

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if you see an area you like get a second opinion before you commit to any areas in South Auckland,although there are some good areas there are some very dodgy ones too,..We have been here since last July and we personaly wouldn't live in South Auckland. .Anytime you see any trouble on the news its always South Auckland JackyBut this is just our opinion....There are probably some nice areas,we just havn't founf them yet....

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if you see an area you like get a second opinion before you commit to any areas in South Auckland,although there are some good areas there are some very dodgy ones too,..We have been here since last July and we personaly wouldn't live in South Auckland. .Anytime you see any trouble on the news its always South Auckland JackyBut this is just our opinion....There are probably some nice areas,we just havn't founf them yet....
I've lived in South Auckland for three years and have been to every town in the area and I haven't found any nice places either.

I would avoid Papakura too. Although the area called Red Hill has some better homes and quite good views, it's still close to some very unsavory areas. We went walking in a park in Papakura called Kirk's Bush which is full of lovely old native trees and *every single* tree along the path had been graffittied.
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I worked with a kiwi who grew up in Papakura,heard some pretty horific stories about her life there...A lot of gangs around that area,loads of funny hand shaking,shoulder banging hellos from pretty huge intimidating blokes....and thats from a local lass who is very street wise.....hope this helps,jacky
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we live in the peak district and hope to move to auckland next year if your .a teacher i`ll start to think my wifes posting on here too let us know what aucklands like when you get there
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I take it you guys (like us) have never been to NZ, and are totally in the dark when it comes to deciding where to live?
exactly the same - havent got a clue where is nice and where isnt!!! which is what led me to this site thought I may get some much needed advice!
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Have you moved to NZ yet - we live in Huddersfield and are moving out to South Auckland shortly (hopefully end of July) let me know what the areas are like will you as we have the same dilemas at the moment and Im sick of looking at Trademe/allrealestate etc etc!!

Cheers

if you see an area you like get a second opinion before you commit to any areas in South Auckland,although there are some good areas there are some very dodgy ones too,..We have been here since last July and we personaly wouldn't live in South Auckland. .Anytime you see any trouble on the news its always South Auckland JackyBut this is just our opinion....There are probably some nice areas,we just havn't founf them yet....
we've seen a house in hunua which looks decent any idea if that is OK?
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we've seen a house in hunua which looks decent any idea if that is OK?
I don't know that area,someone else might,but working again on saturday,will ask my kiwi cooleagues...Jacky
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