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    What's it like?
    It seems very nice from the many websearches and property listings i've checked.
    I particularly like the look of Napier.
    I realise Hawkes Bay is going to be large and varied; are there any places that are worth avoiding.

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    Napier Council are going to be launching a campaign to attract people to Napier and will be putting a banner and information on our site from 1st October so check it out from then - the banner will be on all pages of the website and forum, so it shouldn't be hard to find

    Although I've never been there, from what I've heard, Napier is lovely

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    Alex and Kiwification on here are from that area, so maybe they can help give you some inside info.
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    Thanks very much :-)
    I'll check out that stuff on 1st.
    I'd like to talk to people other than the tourism/promo people too.

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    Hi there
    we have been here in the Bay for 3 and half months now. not that long but long enough to give you a fair opinion. We live in Taradale which is a suburb of Napier, I prefer Napier to live in but I like shopping in Hastings. Napier has really ugly beaches - well they are none existing but then there is Ocean Beach and Waimarama etc which are about a 20 - 30minute drive away which have really stunning beaches. If you have any specific questions feel free to contact me, I am not on here so often but I do try to check in regularly.
    I am sure you had a squiz at our Youtube video as well. That is taken in and around the Bay.
    The Bay is by no means big city bright lights but it really has a good wholesome way of life and the weather is a lot better than anywhere else in NZ
    Alex

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    Thanks a lot Alex.
    That really helps mate.

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    www.napierlife.co.nz

    this is the campaign someone mentioned. You can ask people who have moved there questions.

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    I have just done a landscaping job on a site just north of Napier, I have to say that this is the most stunning site I have ever worked on, it is a development called Esk Hills (photo attached) not in my price range, but I do LOTTO each week....
    P.S. I am not connected to the developers I was working for one of the new owners on the site.
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    Beautiful photo Jim and how lucky are those folks who can afford to live there?

    Welcome to the forum, by the way.
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    We loved Napier when we travelled through there. Wes tayed a few days en route to Weli. Beautiful place with a beautiful ambience. We would have considered staying there had the population been a little higher for my business intent.

    One day, we'll havea second residence there. Just wait and see
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