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  Reply # 1105839 10-Aug-2014 11:55
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Kyanar: Having lived in Auckland for 28 years, I would unequivocably disagree with their assertion.  Aucklanders are for the most part (with exceptions) arrogant, self-involved, rude, and just downright unpleasant.  (As I say, there are exceptions. Unfortunately, even if the exceptions are 99% the remaining 1% are going to sour the opinion on the whole).

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My first question is what is Conde Nest Traveler? Does it rank in the top ten best travel information sites? Couldn't see how many of its readers had responded to its survey.


Conde Nast is one of the largest magazine publishers, if not THE largest magazine publisher, in the world.  Traveler is one of their publications - it's not a website (though they do have a website for it, which I assume contains a subset of the content: http://www.cntraveler.com/)


Showed how world famous they are in NZ when I can't even spell their name correctly! I just tire of the number of press releases where 'such and such' publication has named this the best or that the worst. IMHO surveys really only record extremes because most people can't be arsed participating.
Classic example of vacuous lists, the Readers Digest most/least trusted. Top sports people always rate highly, when we actually know bugger all about them really. Politicians rank lowly because it is widely held that they are all dishonest.
Professions where your life depends on it always rank high, because you have to trust them.
Only a certain type of person will bother to respond to a magazine survey. So that immediately slants the results.
Friendliness is so subjective, how do you measure it anyway?




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  Reply # 1105984 10-Aug-2014 18:04
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sdav: The city is as friendly as the person who is visiting/living there (I.e. You!). I have travelled to lots of cities around the world and have found almost all of them pleasant. Some are big and factory like, like New York but I still struck pleasant people there and enjoyed myself.


Been to Detroit?
The friendliest person I found there was a guy selling T-shirts in Greektown with logo "Welcome to Detroit - Now Go Home".  


Haha nah, did you hit him up for one?

 
 
 
 


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Fred99:
sdav: The city is as friendly as the person who is visiting/living there (I.e. You!). I have travelled to lots of cities around the world and have found almost all of them pleasant. Some are big and factory like, like New York but I still struck pleasant people there and enjoyed myself.


Been to Detroit?
The friendliest person I found there was a guy selling T-shirts in Greektown with logo "Welcome to Detroit - Now Go Home".  


Haha nah, did you hit him up for one?


I expect Winston Peters will be handing out a version of that T shirt to new Permanent Residents soon....!!





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  Reply # 1106433 11-Aug-2014 13:53
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Geektastic: My wife is working a contract in Auckland at the moment, the first time she has worked anywhere other than Wellington in 10 years of living in NZ.

So far she has commented only that she finds the multi-ethnic nature of the office a blessed relief from the PC bi-cultural culture of Wellington.


Government Department in Wellington I bet?

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jfanning:  I do live in Invercargill, and would say it is easily more friendly that Christchurch and Dunedin. 

Invercargill is still the only place I have ever been to anywhere (including overseas), where while crossing the road as a pedestrian on a crossing with a median strip, traffic will stop on the other side of the street the moment I step off. Happened multiple times while I was there.

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  Reply # 1106479 11-Aug-2014 14:13
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I stayed in Invercargill many years ago a a womens hockey team tried to break into my motel room, so yeah, I really rate the place, 10/10.

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allan:
Geektastic: My wife is working a contract in Auckland at the moment, the first time she has worked anywhere other than Wellington in 10 years of living in NZ.

So far she has commented only that she finds the multi-ethnic nature of the office a blessed relief from the PC bi-cultural culture of Wellington.


Government Department in Wellington I bet?


Yes, and several Quangos too.

She was almost thrown out of a meeting (in Wellington) once for suggesting that there were more than two cultural points of view to take into account when planning something in Auckland!





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