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    Post  frup on Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:01 pm

    the distant one wrote:God I hate Auckland though... Aucklanders are fine (I guess), but Auckland? Congested shitty smoggy shit-hole.

    Hey Adrian - It's Rachel - I've been up here for 2 years (today actually!) and it's not that bad. It's just like a bigger Hamilton minus the roundabouts. Easy to get around once you know how, I've only been stuck in bad traffic a handful of times due to a crash/spill on the motorway. Takes me 15-20mins to get into work from Mt Wellington and I work right in the middle of town, and it's about the same return. That's less time than it used to take me from Pukete/Te Rapa into the CBD when I worked in Hamilton.

    Once you know where Erin might be working let us know. And re: the kitties, we found two properties that let us have "a cat" (ahem we have two). And technically we shouldn't have had them in this property, but we asked after a few months (ie we had a few inspections and they knew we were responsible) and were given permission retrospectively Smile

    Hardest thing when I moved up here was having no knowledge of the suburbs (ie Mt Wellington seemed like ages away from town compared to Mt Eden, but it's not really... you can spend just as much time getting up Dominion Rd in the morning as spending on the motorway).

    So yeah, congrats Erin! And I am pro-Auckland these days Smile


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    Post  the distant one on Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:05 pm

    frup wrote:
    the distant one wrote:God I hate Auckland though... Aucklanders are fine (I guess), but Auckland? Congested shitty smoggy shit-hole.

    Hey Adrian - It's Rachel - I've been up here for 2 years (today actually!) and it's not that bad. It's just like a bigger Hamilton minus the roundabouts. Easy to get around once you know how, I've only been stuck in bad traffic a handful of times due to a crash/spill on the motorway. Takes me 15-20mins to get into work from Mt Wellington and I work right in the middle of town, and it's about the same return. That's less time than it used to take me from Pukete/Te Rapa into the CBD when I worked in Hamilton.

    Once you know where Erin might be working let us know. And re: the kitties, we found two properties that let us have "a cat" (ahem we have two). And technically we shouldn't have had them in this property, but we asked after a few months (ie we had a few inspections and they knew we were responsible) and were given permission retrospectively Smile

    Hardest thing when I moved up here was having no knowledge of the suburbs (ie Mt Wellington seemed like ages away from town compared to Mt Eden, but it's not really... you can spend just as much time getting up Dominion Rd in the morning as spending on the motorway).

    So yeah, congrats Erin! And I am pro-Auckland these days Smile


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    Sort of... It's a larger version of Hamilton with coastline. Most Aucklanders don't like to hear that.
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    Post  Donkeycheese on Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:14 am

    Rachel is right about Dominion Road, BUT it is the most serviced public transport road in NZ. There be plenty of bus lanes too - so easy to get to uni from anywhere along there

    Not sure why you would hate auckland - sure, Hamilton has its STD, but you could bring those with you surely?
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    Post  the distant one on Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:39 am

    Donkeycheese wrote:Rachel is right about Dominion Road, BUT it is the most serviced public transport road in NZ. There be plenty of bus lanes too - so easy to get to uni from anywhere along there

    Not sure why you would hate auckland - sure, Hamilton has its STD, but you could bring those with you surely?

    This is true (re Dom rd) - I just always drove, rather than bussed and it takes forever around 8am. But catching a bus is a different story - one every 5 mins or so into town as well, which is great.
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    Post  canterella on Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:28 am

    Most of the awesomest people live in Auckland, a city that has so much more to offer than crappy Hamilton.
    I bet ya you'll find a job in no time. The rents however can be a bit high, depending on a suburb you want to live in.
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    Post  the distant one on Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:36 am

    frup wrote:
    the distant one wrote:God I hate Auckland though... Aucklanders are fine (I guess), but Auckland? Congested shitty smoggy shit-hole.

    Hey Adrian - It's Rachel - I've been up here for 2 years (today actually!) and it's not that bad. It's just like a bigger Hamilton minus the roundabouts. Easy to get around once you know how, I've only been stuck in bad traffic a handful of times due to a crash/spill on the motorway. Takes me 15-20mins to get into work from Mt Wellington and I work right in the middle of town, and it's about the same return. That's less time than it used to take me from Pukete/Te Rapa into the CBD when I worked in Hamilton.

    Once you know where Erin might be working let us know. And re: the kitties, we found two properties that let us have "a cat" (ahem we have two). And technically we shouldn't have had them in this property, but we asked after a few months (ie we had a few inspections and they knew we were responsible) and were given permission retrospectively Smile

    Hardest thing when I moved up here was having no knowledge of the suburbs (ie Mt Wellington seemed like ages away from town compared to Mt Eden, but it's not really... you can spend just as much time getting up Dominion Rd in the morning as spending on the motorway).

    So yeah, congrats Erin! And I am pro-Auckland these days Smile


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    Post  Psalter on Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:28 pm

    It's official... we will be Jafas around the 21st of May.
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    Post  ____ on Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:14 pm

    Flicked you a PM with my friends email address. She's the teacher I know up there, said she's happy to answer any questions you might have about it.
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    Post  Psalter on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:30 pm


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    Post  Donkeycheese on Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:02 am

    Psalter wrote:It's official... we will be Jafas around the 21st of May.

    dude, I'll send you a PM with my numbers in it - have moved for about 6 months, but still around Mt Eden./ Scott and Rachel have my numbers too

    that said - not getting out much at the moment, especially since the media is watching out for people who leave their kids in the car out the front of strip clubs!!
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    Post  Anjewel on Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:48 am

    that said - not getting out much at the moment, especially since the media is watching out for people who leave their kids in the car out the front of strip clubs!!

    What's a 200 buck fine when you are waiting for the babysitter who is a tad late..? Laughing
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    Post  the distant one on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:26 am

    Donkeycheese wrote:
    Psalter wrote:It's official... we will be Jafas around the 21st of May.

    dude, I'll send you a PM with my numbers in it - have moved for about 6 months, but still around Mt Eden./ Scott and Rachel have my numbers too

    that said - not getting out much at the moment, especially since the media is watching out for people who leave their kids in the car out the front of strip clubs!!

    thats why you just lock it in a cage like we do to our baby.... do you need us to bring ya round some beers???

    oh yeah many lolz at your cartoon as well psalter

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