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    HI,

    I am currently serving in the Royal Air Force in the UK and am considering moving my family (wife and 2 kids (both under 3) to NZ. I'm thinking of joining the RNZAF and see that there is only one base, just outside North Palmerston. I was wondering where to look for houses (I cant work out which district is near) and is there is anything that you guys could help me with! I know nothing!!!


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    Hello and welcome.

    Ohakea is the name of the airforce base you were referring to. I am not sure whether they have accomodation for staff on the base, maybe you could check that out. If they don't then I am sure you would be able to find suitable accomodation in Palmerston North.

    There is also a small township called Bulls which would probably be nearer to Ohakea for you. Don't know about the housing situation there though.

    A good website to check out houses to buy or rent in the Manawatu area which is the area you will be in is:

    Trade Me.co.nz

    Hope this helps.


    Good luck.
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    Backrowslea. Welcome to MTNZ.

    We've had the odd one or two members who are also thinking of transferring to RNZAF but I don't think they're active on here at the moment. The latest one was Carl who is currently in Turkey with the USAF. He's got a couple of years to go yet before he makes the move.

    If you want to look through estate agents' sites, there's a few on our NZ Website List under Real Estate. Like Sue says, I'd check out what the RNZAF has in mind for housing for its staff. Some of these outfits provide accommodation or, at least, a housing allowance, so it would be an idea to look into it.
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    Thanks for the friendly hello, been busy recently, wife has just had our second child!!


    I will read the site with interest in the next few months, probably woth a baby in the other arm rocking her to sleep!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by backrowslea View Post
    I will read the site with interest in the next few months, probably woth a baby in the other arm rocking her to sleep!!
    Another little kiwi-to-be. Hope she's ready for the adventure.

    It's a bit quiet on here at the moment, possibly due to the summer holidays. It will, no doubt, pick up again after a few weeks.
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