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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 14th 2016, 4:37 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 17,432
Posted By davros1984

Re: Bad long quake.

My thoughts are with all of you down there in those gems of islands, especially you Pom_ChCh.

I hope all of the country gets behind you fully and helps get the areas back up to where they should...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 8th 2016, 9:52 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,712
Posted By davros1984

Re: Auckland property prices

Yes - absolutely right, too many people are stupid enough to pay those prices and we live in such a transient world now - heck even NZ is probably far more transient now than it was 5-20 years ago.
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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 8th 2016, 9:04 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,712
Posted By davros1984

Re: Auckland property prices

Where do you commute in from? Of all of the Brit couples we knew in Auckland, only 2 have remained. Once couple have moved far up north, closer to Whangarei (carpenter and nurse), the other couple...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2016, 4:05 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,758
Posted By davros1984

Re: Well that's that...

Just noticed this, wow barnsleymat - you too have decided to head back. Best of luck with it. A lot of what you describe is exactly how we felt in our last 12 months of living in NZ. We were earning...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2016, 3:46 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,712
Posted By davros1984

Re: Auckland property prices

Honestly don't understand why people would move to the other side of the world and live somewhere like that (a boxy apartment). Those lease costs are crazy, I thought £150 a month in service/lease...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2016, 3:41 pm
Replies: 484
Views: 96,912
Posted By davros1984

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

Just like this thread... the madness is still going on in Auckland! Can't believe the average "house" price (large shed to some of us) is now over 1 Million NZD.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2016, 9:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By davros1984

Re: How long is your commute?

When in Beach Haven, it'd typically take me an hour on the bus to get into the CBD.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2016, 9:15 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By davros1984

Re: Which areas to live in Auckland that have a surfing/beach life community?

As someone from Cornwall, if you really want to go (please take note of house prices and the steep cost of living in Auckland) if you're from north coast of cornwall, I'd say head out west.

If...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2016, 9:12 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 10,009
Posted By davros1984

Re: Terrified of making the wrong move

Cindy, having been to NZ and come back, I'd suggest the following.

Give somewhere else a go in the UK first. We moved over to Wales and love it. Everytime we cross the border into England we...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2016, 9:09 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By davros1984

Re: Info on Ashburton/Methven area please

Having spent a few weeks in the area back in late 2013 - what a wonderful area. Gets very cold in Winter - lots of snow but a very gorgeous area. You're about an hour or so away from Christchurch,...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 29th 2016, 7:58 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,813
Posted By davros1984

Re: UK referendum to stay/leave the EU

You're correct, a Yes vote to remain in the EU will be a fairly racist result. Strongly dislike the discrimination against those from the commonwealth and those outside of the EU. Hopefully we can...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 26th 2016, 6:38 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,135
Posted By davros1984

Re: Has anyone watched the latest Wanted Down Under?

I've seen the first 2 in the series, the first where the mrs was a Kiwi and in the other, it was a guy who had lived in NZ but wanted to go over there with his wife and kud.

I think this series...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 1st 2016, 4:01 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,980
Posted By davros1984

Re: Auckland salary advice

Honestly on that salary don't even entertain the idea. Whilst the weather, great beaches and being "overseas" will be great in the honeymoon period, once you get into the business of actually living...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2015, 10:55 am
Replies: 85
Views: 8,980
Posted By davros1984

Re: Money money money!

I appreciate my posts are Auckland-centric and I know elsewhere in NZ, things are more affordable, i.e. the lovely Kapiti Coast (great choice btw).

However, NZ is overly Auckland focused and for...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2015, 7:31 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,562
Posted By davros1984

Re: Auckland - I wouldn't

Fantastic - I know exactly how you feel and all the best with the move to the Waikato. That was on our radar but in the end we decided on moving back to the UK.

Now feel happy, ridiculously...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2015, 7:22 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 12,301
Posted By davros1984

Re: Life style compare uk to nz

Its a tough one to answer which gives you a better quality of life. Initially, the endless supply of gorgeous beaches, the scenery and the smaller population give the impression that surely you can...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2015, 7:00 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,980
Posted By davros1984

Re: Money money money!

Have to say, having read the first few pages of this thread, there are a lot of statements here that are similar to statements I made a year or 2 ago and ultimately played a big part in our return to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 1st 2015, 8:55 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,918
Posted By davros1984

Re: Moving to New Zealand

Please do your research, Auckland has reached melting point in terms of property prices. Eye-watering the level that they have now reached and in particular it seems rental prices are getting just as...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 1st 2015, 8:54 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,820
Posted By davros1984

Re: Student Loans company - ugh

Agree with a lot of comments on this thread. When in NZ, I tried my best to keep on top of my student loan. They would often send letters to the wrong address (even though their system clearly had my...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 1st 2015, 8:46 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,393
Posted By davros1984

Re: Mangere in Auckland - what's it like living there?

I saw this thread a week or so ago and I have resisted commenting until now.

I moved from Auckland back to South Wales August time in 2014. I'll tell you honestly now that for $320,000 you will be...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 22nd 2015, 7:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,685
Posted By davros1984

Re: Thoughts on Beach Haven & Hobsonville?

I have to say, this property just staggers me and highlights how dire the situation is now compared to only a year ago.
This property is only 2-beds and is a less desirable area of Beach Haven than...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2015, 11:53 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,223
Posted By davros1984

Re: Well this has caught me by surprise !!

Col - hope you're doing alright. If you have any questions or are interested in knowing how the return to UK has been for mrs and myself, happy to discuss. The one bit of advice I would give you - it...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2015, 11:43 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,685
Posted By davros1984

Re: Thoughts on Beach Haven & Hobsonville?

Having lived in Beach Haven for over a year (on Aeroview drive) I echo a lot of the comments on this thread. The ferry is great if you work in the CBD itself. If you work nearer the top end of...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2015, 11:28 am
Replies: 484
Views: 96,912
Posted By davros1984

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

Weezer - fantastic post. Good sense of realism and reality in there and overall it supports the claim that you'll get a better deal overall in the UK.

The difference with the UK is that you can...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2015, 8:34 am
Replies: 484
Views: 96,912
Posted By davros1984

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

Forced to disagree. For a country that's physically larger than the UK and only has a population of 4.5 million, there is zero excuse for how expensive property (particularly land) is in NZ. Its...
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