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    Hi, im hoping to move to NZ but dont really know what location to look at -im hoping for cheap rented accomodation in a nice area with good state schools for my kids 12 + 14 yrs - any advice welcome?

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    Auckland is the biggest city - and the highest prices. I don't like the city, so I'll be biased and say don't go there ;-) (South Auckland is as close a ghetto [trust me, it's a lot better then a ghetto though] as you'll get in NZ, and the rents are cheap, not recommended though)

    Lower Hutt is outside of Wellington and has pretty decent rates

    And Christchurch is pretty affordable as well.

    You can find demographic info here: https://www.qv.co.nz/onlinereports/p...ghbourhood.htm

    I don't think it has rental prices though. But there's a flat finder thing on Trademe.co.nz where you can find going prices in the areas your looking.

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    Hi suz,

    It all depends on where you think you will be working. If it is the CBD then expect either commuting or expensive rentals. Generally, the CBD, east Auckland and just across the bridge (North Shore) are the most expensive areas. If you can work outside the CBD, I would say areas to look at are some areas of west Auckland and north Auckland/Hibiscus Coast.

    Of course, everyone is different and opinions different. [smiley=icon_confused.gif] [smiley=icon_rolleyes.gif]
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    If you?d like to compare prices of what?s available, try these. Some of these agents, you may find, are interlinked. There may well be cheapish options available, but what state they?d be in, I wouldn?t venture to say. At least these will give you some idea of what?s currently available and in which areas. It would narrow it down if you could select an area and then ask on the forum if anyone has any personal experience of that place. I would imagine, the nearer you want to be to the cities, the more expensive it gets. You really need to select a location where there is a good chance of employment in your particular field.

    http://www.realenz.co.nz/ select what you want on the drop-down menus.

    http://www.bayleys.co.nz/search/prop...13&go2.y=7 tweak this a bit to get the price and location you want. Starts off expensive, then drops down.

    http://www.century21.co.nz/frames/te...?action=rental

    http://www.propertystuff.co.nz/ccef7...tal/index.html

    http://www.harveys.co.nz/properties_rentals.html

    http://www.ljhooker.co.nz/content/content.php?cat_id=3

    http://www.lugton.co.nz/rentals.php

    http://www.open2view.com/search select Property search/rentals at the top

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/structure/rentals/

    http://www.virtualrealty.co.nz/tolet/start.html
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    Hi james, Glenda & motherbear, thanx for your replies, loads of info there for me to sift through, all seems so daunting, i think i can get work most places (nurse - mental health) which is why im finding it so difficult to pinpoint where to start. does anyone know if there are samba bands in NZ as we play in one here & its a great way of getting to know people and it might just help me to decide!!!.......???

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