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Thoughts on Timaru and Blenheim

Old Feb 5th 2009, 10:16 am
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Hi

I was really hoping to head to Christchurch, but there are no ITU nursing jobs availible there. They are apparently well staffed at the moment so other places have been suggested:

Timaru

Blenheim

I would appreciate any thoughts on both these areas to live and work, wether its good or bad.

Cheers

Becky
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Old Feb 6th 2009, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by becky667 View Post
Hi

I was really hoping to head to Christchurch, but there are no ITU nursing jobs availible there. They are apparently well staffed at the moment so other places have been suggested:

Timaru

Blenheim

I would appreciate any thoughts on both these areas to live and work, wether its good or bad.

Cheers

Becky
Becky, we live in Timaru and love it here. Timaru Hospital is a relatively small affair (I believe they have less than 800 full time staff - but don't quote me!); some friends that work there seem to be happy.
Timaru has a population of less than 30,000; it is right beside the sea, and the lakes and Southern Alps are close at hand. It's got all the usual shops and facilities, always something sporty going on and people are friendly.
I can't offer any information on Blenheim as we haven't been there....yet!

Good luck!
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Hello!!!

I am a nurse specialist at Wairau hospital in Blenheim.Been here 2 years hospital really friendly place,under re build at moment small low key ITU (I pop in to the unit most days!!)

Blenheim pop around 29,000 great place to live!!
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Blenheim and Timaru are both lovely, however Blenheim is close to the Marlborough Sounds and Picton and just a short hop to Wellington. It is probably warmer than Timaru but Timaru is also lovely down by the Lakes . It depends on what you want out of the area you live. If you are in to boating then Blenheim would be good as you have the beautiful sounds to explore. Christchurch is roughly 2 hours from Timaru and about 4 hours from Blenheim. Decisions eh!! Good luck
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I know we are a little further down the country, but on the ASB survey Dunedin was voted best city in NZ, even beat Auckland, for no traffic jams, ease of getting around, Lifestyle less population, all the ameanities you want, wildlife on your doorstep, Dunedin hospital are crying out for nurses at all levels.

Dunedin has about 120k pop.and about 20k students at one of the best UNI's in the southern hemisphere, affordable housing,what more could you want.

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