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  Reply # 969312 18-Jan-2014 11:43 5 people support this post Send private message

Thanks for the pics!

This definitely counts as a first world problem; complaining about a UFB 'horrible green thing' sprouting up in your neighbourhood. 



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  Reply # 969313 18-Jan-2014 11:45 Send private message

sbiddle: Great photos!

Having zoomed up on them once I got home I realised I should have taken one standing on their side of the road, a little down the hill from the transformer, to see the alignment of them to the boundary marker...

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  Reply # 969314 18-Jan-2014 11:47 3 people support this post Send private message

It looks far less obtrusive in those photos. Send them to stuff.




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  Reply # 969315 18-Jan-2014 12:00 2 people support this post Send private message

Yeah, thanks, good pictures. Certainly a first world problem, lol 

"On no, a little green pillar (that's barely, if even, visible from my house) is detracting from the view (from the road) of a retaining wall and side of my large grey carport..."


EDIT:  I guess I'm sort of glad in an odd way that I live in a country where this is the sort of thing people feel they should complain about, but I'm also a bit sad when it gets coverage like this from the media.

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  Reply # 969317 18-Jan-2014 12:17 One person supports this post

With Chorus saying they are satisfied that the pillar is completely within road reserve and the property owners saying according to their survey it's 150mm over their boundary I wonder how likely different surveyors would get different results and if Chorus are right does the retaining wall end up on road reserve?

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  Reply # 969318 18-Jan-2014 12:22 One person supports this post Send private message

There are 2 down the road from me and they have no issues with them. I think we should be complaining about power poles rather than these.




 


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  Reply # 969333 18-Jan-2014 13:05 Send private message

Bung: With Chorus saying they are satisfied that the pillar is completely within road reserve and the property owners saying according to their survey it's 150mm over their boundary I wonder how likely different surveyors would get different results and if Chorus are right does the retaining wall end up on road reserve?


I wonder who's survey marks Chorus based the location on? Was the network build designed around the old survey marks or new ones?



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  Reply # 969338 18-Jan-2014 13:20 6 people support this post Send private message

Chorus are welcome to put one outside my house right now!
I am in New Windsor Auckland and Chorus said to my next door neighbor two days ago he was surprised we could get ADSL as we are so far away from the exchange and really old copper cables. We get really slow connections ( 2m - 4m ) and he is constantly dropping hence the Chorus visit.
We are not getting a cabinet and will be 2019 at the earliest before we get UFB in our street.
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  Reply # 969342 18-Jan-2014 13:33 Send private message

so, no more fiber for wellington like auckland and cable then? ..


ridiculous.. its almost fully hidden by the retaining wall!

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  Reply # 969354 18-Jan-2014 13:45

Goes to show that NIMBYs aren't necessarly eco-Luddite 'watermelons'. Given the place is in Tawa, it's more like a case of blue-rinse hoity-toity suburbanists - the same kind of people who whinged about the Auckland Unitary Plan.

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  Reply # 969380 18-Jan-2014 14:55 13 people support this post Send private message

How dare chorus provide ufb to my suburb ahead of so many others, improving my house value because I now have access to world class internet!

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  Reply # 969383 18-Jan-2014 14:58 6 people support this post Send private message

I'll happily have it if they don't want it. They can put up two and paint them neon pink for all I care.



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  Reply # 969384 18-Jan-2014 15:00 5 people support this post Send private message

Between two identical houses, one with UFB and one without - I would choose the house with fibre. Not sure how much more I would be willing to pay but, even at $0 the owner would still sell the house faster.

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  Reply # 969393 18-Jan-2014 15:28 Send private message

k1wi: Between two identical houses, one with UFB and one without - I would choose the house with fibre. Not sure how much more I would be willing to pay but, even at $0 the owner would still sell the house faster.


If the other house had VDSL, it might not make much difference,  but if it only had ADSL1 or worse, no broadband at all (too rural or on a full cabinet with no ports) I can see how it would make a difference.

I would only ever buyy a house now that could get at least ADSL2 AND was due for UFB within 3 years

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  Reply # 969395 18-Jan-2014 15:52 Send private message

Just showed the three photos taken to someone asking them if they found the green pole intrusive. They actually wasn't sure what i meant by pole, and barely noticed it until i pointed it out.

I wouldn't be surprised if most people, including those who might be looking at buying a home wouldn't notice it either.

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