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New Sugar chair for Remarks this summer?

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Draizuh, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What I really meant was if people are complaining about rents in Twizel etc, where are they leaving to?
    Maybe Christchurch?
    But Auckland Wellington Dunedin....please
     
  2. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    House prices are tanking in chch due to post eq construction glut.

    Dunedin is booming, great place to live, average house price exceeding chch. I was in Auckland and Wellington over the weekend, mrs is currently working in Welly, but I couldn't live in either city.

    Dunedin's only real draw back is being an hour too far from lift accessed snow, but there's plenty of touring closer.
     
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  3. N0frilz

    N0frilz Hard Yards

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    You forgot to mention Dunedins climate as a draw back cold, wet and drizzly and crappy for most of the year.
     
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  4. N0frilz

    N0frilz Hard Yards

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    I think you'll find places in NZ that are cheap are not desirable spots to live.
     
  5. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Levin!
     
  6. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    It's not all that bad, granted I live 15 minutes inland. It's also not very windy.
     
  7. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'd live in Wellington in a heart beat.
    Marlborough would be nice too.
    Not sure i'd go back to Auckland.. its just a try-hard version of sydney
     
  8. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Wellington is fun to visit, less so to live, a d ****ing expensive.
     
  9. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    lel -expensive
    Try living in Wollongong ...
    Median house price in my suburb is north of a Million now.
     
  10. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Sounds like anywhere worth living in Wellington.

    But it's not just housing that's expensive there either.
     
  11. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Back to the general area in question..........you would be fark'n mad IMO to pay $700k+ for a standard house in Mack that is 2 hours drive to the closest hospital. Someone is making big coin on the back of nothing. Shouldn't no services mean lower prices? Certain supermarkets in oz think so. LOL
     
  12. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    There's a hospital in Oamaru, or airlift to Dunedin or Christchurch if it's major. That's not the sort of shit people factor in when they are buying a holiday house that they'll Airbnb for 10 months a year. But for a town that was supposed to be bowled over, twizels done ok. It's the rowing regattas that keep the supermarkets (lol) going though, been that way ever since Ruataniwha opened.
     
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  13. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I always thought Twizel was a hole.
    Bit like Waiouro . Cold AF
     
  14. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Nah Twizel's all good. Real hardcase town, a fair whack of good kiwi punk music has its roots there. Still pretty eclectic.
     
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was moreso the cheap non insulated weather board houses ...
    *obviously many of my poor memories of rural NZ were due to a tortured childhood of cups of tea with relatives in crappy little cold towns
     
  16. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    But it's not Airbnb that's going to enhanse the community, so it's bullshit economics?
     
  17. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not sure Tekapo is community either ..
    fact is..,, most of these joints are weekenders for rich crew from say Chch ..
    (whom I'm related to)
     
  18. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Twizel historically had two variations of ministry of works houses, engineers and workers homes. Oh and the single men's quarters (now the high country lodge)
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Twizel hasn't really been a chch crowd destination historically. But yeah, mostly weekenders. There's more "community" there now than there's ever been (since the power scheme construction was finished).
     
  20. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    There never was a "community" in Twizel post completion of the hydro scheme. I like it, but it's always been an odd town, now it's just a different kind of odd.
     
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  21. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perfectly described
     
  22. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    But do they have Jimmy's?
     
  23. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Not sure when I last had a Jimmy's in Twizel, but have indulged recently in Omarama.
     
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  24. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Glider pilots love a pie
     
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  25. N0frilz

    N0frilz Hard Yards

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    has to be a jimmys but dont think youll find them past Omarama.

    So back on top wheres the other news about lifts going in...
     
  26. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    700k isnt that bad. Wouldnt get you sh*t in queenstown or wanaka.
     
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