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    Right guys.


    I'm getting to the serious stuff now.

    We will be flying straight into Welli at end of march. It will be early morning when we land.

    I need advice on where to stay once we get there- hotel/motel until we can find a temporary rental property to use as a base until we find a job and a area to settle and then will find a long term rental.

    Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    ebianca we have stayed here:

    83 By The Sea - Motor Lodge. Harbour view motel accommodation in Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington.

    it was easy into Wellington and clean and tidy with the facilities you need for a couple of days and the taxi fare wasnt bad and relatively cheap.

    Also stayed at:

    Copthorne Oriental Bay Hotel Wellington - Special Internet Rates at HotelClub

    Very swish place wonderful views from the rooms we had a room on the top floor overlooking the harvour but expensive.

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    Thanks for that Catt- will take a look at those.

    Maybe I should also point out for those of you who don't know me that well- we also have 2 young children- 4 and 2 so will have to consider that when booking hotel/motel.
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    We stayed at the Hutt Park Holiday Park over at Seaview (Lower Hutt/Petone way) - it was the cheapest option for us and would probably be quite good for kids cos they have a games room and TV room etc. They have different types of cabins - we stayed in a kitchen cabin (2 bedrooms and small kitchen/dining area) but if thats not enough room you can use the camp kitchen/BBQ facilities. You use the camp showers and toilets but they were brand new when we stayed in 2004 so pretty good.

    Think they had self-contained cabins too available if you wanted something with a bathroom/toilet (the cabins are dead close to the toilet block so not too far to stroll over!)

    Its right near the beach and about a 15 - 20 min drive into town outside of rush hour (or can get the train from Petone which is a 5 min drive from the park)

    Another option for ya! :o)

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    Hi

    I think we had a conversation about 5 or 6 months ago regarding points for skilled migrants. I was using a different user then, can't remember the user/pswd.

    We have been in Auckland for 4 months, we initially stayed in a hotel for a bit of a break after that we rented a fully furnished property from a company called Resettleme, I believe they have properties in Wellington, the guys in Auckland were fantastic, they have made moving here so much easier. We have been in a rental property for 1 month now and they are still helping us.

    I sem to remeber that your husband was travelling ahead of you, has he arrived yet? Has he got work?

    all the best

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    Thanks guys.

    Yes Gary we had originnaly planned for OH to go ahead of us but we have now decided to all go together- can't really afford the two trips and i'm pretty sure OH should be able to get a job fairly quickly and he'll get a temporary work visa while we wait for PR.
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    Hiya

    I don't have any personal recommendations for Welly but the AA has a good accommodation directory - find it online here

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    I also recommend looking at the AA guide on line. It seems that a holiday park would be the best bet with the kids because of the play areas and cabins. If you want to be closer to the CBD, a backpackers accommodation could prove adequate.
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    Hiya - we stayed in Wellington for a week while we had a think about whether Wellington was where we wanted to live. We stayed right in the centre of the city, so very close to everything - it was a really unusual apartment type building, built on stilts over a carpark!! But it was really well equipped - lovely large open plan kitchen/diner/lounge, and 2 bedrooms/bathrooms downstairs. Had washing machine/dryer too so ideal as you are travelling with kids. It was called What'sNew on Boulcott; What'sNew also do apartments in other parts of the city centre too. Price wise it compared very favourably with the cost of a week's stay in a motel.

    Here's the link to where we stayed
    Whats New: Whats New on Boulcott - apartment accommodation wellington nz, furnished serviced apartments wellington nz, long term rental accommodation wellington nz

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    We have come accross this place which we think we are going to go for as a base for when we arrive.
    It is part way between Wellington and Porirua (which seems the place we want to settle at the moment)

    Bellbird Perch now with Broadband Internet: Apartment/Flat
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