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Old Oct 19th 2015, 12:12 pm
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Im confused, what area of torbay are you looking at that doesnt have views of rooftops??Have a rummage around on google maps street view, all you'll see are houses, houses houses and more houses.from memory (i've not been there for a couple of years) the only real bit greenery is the 10m wide foreshore in front of the beach you might want to consider the Lucas Heights, coatesville, Paremoremo triangle, much nicer, much greener but not really much further away
Ah right. I was responding to Bearskin's comment about their view but I do ramble. Good idea about google maps; obvious but I hadn't thought of that. Thanks too for the other suggestions.
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Old Oct 23rd 2015, 4:44 am
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Looking out my window now I can see palms, greenery, tangelos, etc., still doesn't make me want to stay in Auckland though.

I don't think Torbay is quite the cafe scene at all. Better with Browns Bay for that. However even BB is looking somewhat tired these days due to lots of shops closing.
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Old Oct 23rd 2015, 9:43 am
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I don't think Torbay is quite the cafe scene at all. Better with Browns Bay for that. However even BB is looking somewhat tired these days due to lots of shops closing.
Browns Bay town centre is substantially bigger than Torbay - most people wouldn't realise that is as big as Takapuna, as it doesn't have the mall and the bigger stores. I absolutely refute your opinion that 'lots of shops closing' - in fact about 20 new ones have opened in the last year or two, including a large interiors store that has high street and beachfront openings (O.W.L), an interesting antiques store on the high street, some more high street cafes such as Coffee Club and Muffin Break (to go with the Starbucks and the 30 odd other independent coffee shops). The new butcher next to Countdown is excellent quality - he moved from the 'Nosh' on Constellation drive. I've taken the family down to the new(ish) Sal's Pizza twice since it opened. Have seen new stuff like hairdressers opening too.
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Old Oct 23rd 2015, 8:52 pm
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Google earth pro is free now, well worth the approx 2 mins download. Can see 3d terrain views from everywhere now (not just from the road with street view!)
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Old Oct 24th 2015, 12:37 am
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Google earth pro is free now, well worth the approx 2 mins download. Can see 3d terrain views from everywhere now (not just from the road with street view!)
Didn't know that, cheers. Will have a look.
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