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Old Jul 18th 2005, 8:00 am
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We live at present in Hamilton but would like to hear from other people around NZ.

My husband is a plumber and we would like a country life within 30 mins of a main town.

Any ideas please
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Old Jul 18th 2005, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by cornerofsilence
We live at present in Hamilton but would like to hear from other people around NZ.

My husband is a plumber and we would like a country life within 30 mins of a main town.

Any ideas please
We live 20 mins of Hamilton, nr. cambridge and have a nice country sort of life. Have you thought of moving near cambridge? It's a nice town. Or maybe you are 'over' the Waikato area? Could have done with a good plumber in the last few months - renovating our house! :-)
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How about fabulous Rotorua?

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We live 20 mins of Hamilton, nr. cambridge and have a nice country sort of life. Have you thought of moving near cambridge? It's a nice town. Or maybe you are 'over' the Waikato area? Could have done with a good plumber in the last few months - renovating our house! :-)

We moved from Cambridge to Hamilton for work.

Cambridge is very nice.

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How about fabulous Rotorua?

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We like to visit but the smell is a bit of an issue although I bet you get used to it.

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We like to visit but the smell is a bit of an issue although I bet you get used to it.

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Smell??????
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Originally Posted by cornerofsilence
We moved from Cambridge to Hamilton for work.

Cambridge is very nice.

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Oh sorry you mean't Rotorua (doh).

My OH commutes to Auckland. We hated the place.
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Hi

I'm from the UK. Is Cambridge NZ near Te Awamutu at all?
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I'm from the UK. Is Cambridge NZ near Te Awamutu at all?

Yes it is not far. I am not sure of the KM but it takes me about 15-20 mins.
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I'm from the UK. Is Cambridge NZ near Te Awamutu at all?

Hi Sue, where are you in the UK then?
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Originally Posted by cornerofsilence
We like to visit but the smell is a bit of an issue although I bet you get used to it.

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We live on the west side of town, no smell where we live. In fact there are only a few areas where you can smell the sulphur and to be honest, we like the smell !!! It reminds us we are home when we drive in to the town from the east side.

Smell aside, Rotorua is a great place to live.

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Hi Mumomonty

We live in the east midlands part of the Uk.

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Hi

I'm from the UK. Is Cambridge NZ near Te Awamutu at all?
This is gonna sound awfully cruel, but one of the first things we did when we first umming and ahhing about a move to NZ way buy a decent wall map. They're great, you can look at them and see how far somewhere is from somewhere else.
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We live on the west side of town, no smell where we live. In fact there are only a few areas where you can smell the sulphur and to be honest, we like the smell !!! It reminds us we are home when we drive in to the town from the east side.

Smell aside, Rotorua is a great place to live.

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We live here too and Rotorua is a FAB place to live. We thought about moving recently but just couldn't think of anywhere else we would rather live at the moment - so much to do and within driving distcance to the places we would want to go. Nope - we are staying here - till we leave I can't even noticethe smell anymore - and I like it??? (Praps I am very weird)
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Originally Posted by Biddy
This is gonna sound awfully cruel, but one of the first things we did when we first umming and ahhing about a move to NZ way buy a decent wall map. They're great, you can look at them and see how far somewhere is from somewhere else.
Silly question ....but i am going to ask it anyway...where did you get a map of such good detail?

Cheers Biddy
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