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    My OH & I are considering moving tothe Dunedin area. I hope to be working at Dunedin Hospital but we don't want to live in Dunedin. We live in a large town in the UK and want to settle in a small village about 30 - 45 minutes away from Dunedin. Any suggestions on which villages or small towns are good or which ones to avoid?
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    well, numerous places that far away , but really in the sticks.....
    Dunedin is a city but itself is so small and compact to us from the uk.

    Simular size to Guildford where we moved from with 110k population and so friendly...
    So, 30-45 would put you in the middle of nowhere...
    I would suggest working out from Dunedin to gauge distance- Mosquil is 20 inutes away..a new city thats has no character but is warmer...

    Best start from the heart as many move out and regret it and move back to the big city!!
    Lots of traffic jams! well I got stuck in one form five minutes last month!

    Seriously, dont venture too far away from the buzz

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    Smile Potpourri rules ok!

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    Thanks for the advice.

    We live in a large town with a population of over 180,000. Wew ant to settle somewhere with a population of about 10,000 or less. Anywhere near Dunedin like this? We do not crave a nightlife - too old for that. We also would love to have a property with about an acre of land if possible - we have 4 dogs so a good place for them to run would be great.
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    I don't know if you've seen these sites, Nicky, but they might provide a bit of background to the area.

    Dunedin . Scroll down for some interesting facts.
    City of Dunedin .
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    Here's an interactive map for that area so you can see what the suburbs are called and how far out they are from the city. You can zoom in and drag it about to find what you want. You should be able to see where the 'greener' i.e. less poplulated areas are. Hope it works for you.
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    And here's a list of suburbs you can click on for a brief description of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    we have 4 dogs so a good place for them to run would be great.
    Hey Are your dogs coming over on the same lfight as you? We're bringing two over with us and it's a nightmare with all the paperwork etc. How are you getting on?
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    The dogs will come on a later flight to allow us time to try to find a rental that takes pets. Thankfully we don't plan to move until next year so we are getting prepared slowly. Have got quotes from animal shippers so have an idea of prices. We will be getting the dogs microchipped one at a time this year as they have their booster jabs (spreads the cost) and I intend to speak to our vet this week to see if they can do all the relevant tests (blood, faeces etc...) and what the cost will be. Nearer the time I will get up to date quotes but only from those shippers I am seriously considering. Apart from that just getting passports for the humans sorted out and my nursing registration done. Then we can concentrate on clearing the house out and having many car boot sales.

    When are you moving and what are you doing about your dogs?
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    Ours are coming over on the same flight as us. We have a breeder friend just outside of Auckland who is going to have them for the first month whilst we go off touring and find somewhere to get ourselves settled down. They had to come with us as we really didn't think it was fair to lump the bear on anyone or to leave anyone else with the responsibility of running them to the vets every few days for all the flippin tests that have to be done in the last 30 days!

    If you ring DEFRA they will give you the telephone no. of the vet that manage the immigration work for your area. Then when you ring them they will check their database and give you the vets who are registered to do the work. Our managing vet is in Lincoln and we live in Notts, thankfully our preferred vet up the road was registered but they aren't particularly knowledgable about NZ, it's been a learning process for both of us!
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