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Can anyone give me their opinions on the sunniest place to live in NZ please?
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Can anyone give me their opinions on the sunniest place to live in NZ please?
All the facts point to Nelson and surrounds having the greatest sunshine hours per year.
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All the facts point to Nelson and surrounds having the greatest sunshine hours per year.
Thanks for the reply.

Is Nelson more desireable than BoP for sunseekers then please?
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Default Re: The sunniest place in NZ to live

Originally Posted by TheArmChairDetective
Thanks for the reply.

Is Nelson more desireable than BoP for sunseekers then please?
Sorry what does BoP mean?
For that matter what is LOL I keep seeing?
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Default Re: The sunniest place in NZ to live

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Sorry what does BoP mean?
For that matter what is LOL I keep seeing?
Ignorant me!
Hi Biddy,
BoP = Bay of Plenty.
LOL= Loads of Laughs.
others are =
FWIW= For what its worth.
ISTR = I seem to remember
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Hi Biddy,
BoP = Bay of Plenty.
LOL= Loads of Laughs.
others are =
FWIW= For what its worth.
ISTR = I seem to remember
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Default Re: The sunniest place in NZ to live

Originally Posted by Biddy
Sorry what does BoP mean?
For that matter what is LOL I keep seeing?
Ignorant me!
Hello Biddy,
This might help. I borrowed it from The Motley Fool..thanks guys. It covers the most popular ones.



AFAIK As Far As I Know
AKA Also Known As
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ATME According To My Experience
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BFN Bye For Now
BOE Bank Of EnglandBRB Be Right Back
BRSS Big Red Switch Syndrome
BTDT(GTTS) Been There, Done That, (Got The T-Shirt)
BTF Beat The Footsie
BTL Buy To Let
BTW By The Way
DYOR Do Your Own Research
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FOAF Friend Of A Friend
FTB First Time Buyer
FUBAR F****d Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
GA Go Ahead
GSD Gentle/Gradual Slow Down (in HPI)
HPI House Price Inflation
HTH Hope This Helps
IAC In Any Case
IAE In Any Event
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IIRC If I Remember/Recall Correctly
IMCO In My Considered Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
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LTB Let To Buy
LTBH Long Term Buy & Hold
MEW Mortgage Equity Withdrawal
MOH My Other Half
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POV Point Of ViewPPL
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A**e Off
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[QUOTE=POM IN NZ]Hello Biddy,
This might help. I borrowed it from The Motley Fool..thanks guys. It covers the most popular ones.

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Default Re: The sunniest place in NZ to live

Originally Posted by TheArmChairDetective
Can anyone give me their opinions on the sunniest place to live in NZ please?
Most anywhere in NZ is sunnier than the UK if that is what you want to know. I think first and foremost you want to look at where employment opportunites lie for you, unless you are retiring here. Govt benefits like the unemployment benefit (Dole) are subsistance living: be better off on the dole in OZ I would think
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Default Re: The sunniest place in NZ to live

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Hello Biddy,
This might help. I borrowed it from The Motley Fool..thanks guys. It covers the most popular ones.



AFAIK As Far As I Know
AKA Also Known As
APR Annual Percentage Rate
ATME According To My Experience
BATR Bouncing Around The Room
BFN Bye For Now
BOE Bank Of EnglandBRB Be Right Back
BRSS Big Red Switch Syndrome
BTDT(GTTS) Been There, Done That, (Got The T-Shirt)
BTF Beat The Footsie
BTL Buy To Let
BTW By The Way
DYOR Do Your Own Research
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FOAF Friend Of A Friend
FTB First Time Buyer
FUBAR F****d Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
GA Go Ahead
GSD Gentle/Gradual Slow Down (in HPI)
HPI House Price Inflation
HTH Hope This Helps
IAC In Any Case
IAE In Any Event
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IIRC If I Remember/Recall Correctly
IMCO In My Considered Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IOW In Other Words
IRL In Real life
ITYM I Thought You Meant (To Say)
JIC Just In Case
LOL Laughing Out Loud
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ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A**e Off
ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Lou
RSN "Real Soon Now" aka maybe/probably never
RTFM Read The F*****G Manual
TIA Thanks In Advance
TLA Three Letter Acronym
WRT With Respect To
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And a new one: Far Q 2 (should be self explanatory )
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Default Re: The sunniest place in NZ to live

Originally Posted by Biddy
All the facts point to Nelson and surrounds having the greatest sunshine hours per year.
Yeah.. Nelson seems to have the best of both worlds as in.... it has a great climate and... it's on the South Island.

If I had a choice of anywhere in NZ it would have to be there. I think house prices are high there which is probably because it's such a great location. I prefer the South Island over the North anyway, so Nelson would be my pick.

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Default Re: The sunniest place in NZ to live

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Can anyone give me their opinions on the sunniest place to live in NZ please?
Depends what you mean by 'sunny'. OK, not trying to be funny. Sunny for a lot of people means sunny and warm.

Nelson/ Marlborough are the sunniest bits of NZ but they aren't the sunniest & warmest. They are quite cool and windy.

If you want Mediterranean type sun mostly in summer but good lots of other times + warm, too, with a coldish winter, go to Hawke's Bay.

If you want nearly Mediterranean type sun mostly in summer but good lots of other times + warm, too, with mild winter, go to Bay of Plenty.

Where we live in Central Europe it is baking hot & sunny for 5 months (ie 25-35 C), warm/ mild & sometimes overcast for 4 months and cold with plenty of snow & cloud for 3 months, which variety I like a lot - miles better than the UK.

Point being that 'sunniest' does not mean 'pleasantest climate' in NZ for many people.
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Point being that 'sunniest' does not mean 'pleasantest climate' in NZ for many people.
And if warm, sunny weather is important to you, Australia is probably going to be a better choice than NZ.

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And if warm, sunny weather is important to you, Australia is probably going to be a better choice than NZ.
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Yeah.. Nelson seems to have the best of both worlds as in.... it has a great climate and... it's on the South Island.

If I had a choice of anywhere in NZ it would have to be there. I think house prices are high there which is probably because it's such a great location. I prefer the South Island over the North anyway, so Nelson would be my pick.

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Nelson may have a great climate but overall theres good and bad days weatherwise anywhere in NZ. Winter in christchurch for instance can often have many fine days, just be prepared for crisp winter mornings till after the sun has well and truly risen.

In anycase unless you are retiring to NZ, i woudl think the employment and housing situation would take priority over climate,scenery and entertainment.
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