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    Default Karori, it is a great place.

    Just thought I would share, we were moving to Johnsonville but due to a bad agent experience (don't want to name names but she was a she and will let anyone know in PM's) we are now looking at Karori. It is a suburb of Wellington city and isn't the best for getting into the city but it is very self contained, cute and has 2 nice primary level schools. The houses are actually cheaper then Johnsonville.
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    Hi Emma

    You know that Karori is very often in clouds/fog and that many houses have problems with humidity (ie mould)?

    However, if the weather is nice, than the views from the hills are stunning!

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    Yes, we are looking at well looked after, insulated or new houses with heat pumps.
    We made the cold house mistakes on arriving 6 years ago with our original batch!
    Lots of houses face north with lots of sun.
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    Karori also seems to have recently acquired some additional inhabitants .
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    Now that's customer service!!

    There is a fab shoe shop in Karori Mall - see thread highlighted above. Karori looked like a nice little community, had a nice coffee shop on the main street, and it certainly felt to me like a more cosy place than Johnsonville (where a few of our friends lived, but I didn't really like it - sorry to anyone who lives there xx)

    Good luck with your house hunting - have you considered moving to tauranga instead?? There's a lovely house there for sale Open2view - Property ID# 173890

    Maggie xx

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    Maggiemoo- he has a shop up here too and gets me shoes in for Evie. I would pay for his shoes over anything else. We walk lots and he checks her feet if he is in there. He gave her a good telling off for her toy shoes she was wearing but in a nice way. We are not moving to Tauranga but if you want to move to Raumati
    Open2view - Property ID# 173941
    I saw a Weta like that in my first couple of months here, It was huge and wandering around the daycare centre I worked at. We see lots of smaller ones they are great. I also love the praying mantis, our house is covered in their eggs but I haven't seen many yet.
    Emma
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