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    Question where to live in auckland 21 year old!

    Hello!

    I'm a 21 year old from the UK who is in the process of moving to NZ in August. Obviously I have to get my working holiday visa sorted now, but a job in a few months to get a budget sorted for where i can afford to live.

    I'm pretty stumped on which suburbs of auckland would be best for me to live. I'm aiming to get bar work, so good (and quick) access to cbd would be a must i guess. but also, i dont really want to end up in a suburb full of families and supermarkets, would rather have a bit of nightlife and people my age! Can anyone suggest what istricts I should be looking at?

    Also, can anyone from the UK liken Auckland city in size to any of the Uk cities, trying to put my parents at ease by telling them its like Manchester!

    Any replies very much appreciated!!

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    Sorry, a bit slow answering this one. I don't know if you can pick up any tips from this.
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    Hi probably the best bet it to live in a backpackers for some time in the cbd they will do weekly rates it won't be that cheap though
    about $150 per week for a shared room

    the minimum pay rate is $12.50 per hour less tax


    then you can start looking for a flat
    Flatmates wanted in Auckland

    I can't an answer about the size of the place compared to those UK citys
    but its not that large and easy enough to get around if you are in the city

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    You might look at flats near the universities. There will likely be more people and social venues for your age group.
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    I reckon Ponsonby would be good and even apartments in queens street or other cbd locations (wellesley,Quay,victoria,Hobson street etc) are good.
    Have a nice stay

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    Quote Originally Posted by jive View Post
    I reckon Ponsonby would be good and even apartments in queens street or other cbd locations (wellesley,Quay,victoria,Hobson street etc) are good.
    Have a nice stay
    I would second this - in particular Ponsonby as its close to the CBD and a pretty trendy area.

    After a quick Google, found this but have a look yourself as there was plenty there

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