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  Reply # 1117214 28-Aug-2014 13:19
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Guys, how is Grey Lynn? Is it a nice community?

Also any of you in the Franklin/Papakura area, how long does it take to get into town during rush hour once you get on the motorway?

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  Reply # 1117506 28-Aug-2014 20:03
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cnor152: Guys, how is Grey Lynn? Is it a nice community?



Don't know about the community but a large number of the western buses pass thru Grey Lynn to/from Britomart and the train station.


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  Reply # 1117565 28-Aug-2014 21:34
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Make sure you're being paid well, to deal with the life sucking traffic congestion and rip off house prices



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  Reply # 1124694 8-Sep-2014 21:10
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cnor152: Guys, how is Grey Lynn? Is it a nice community?

Also any of you in the Franklin/Papakura area, how long does it take to get into town during rush hour once you get on the motorway?


Same question here.

How easy to travel let say Papakura - North Shore or Papakura - Auckland every day for work?





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  Reply # 1124697 8-Sep-2014 21:14
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I have been doing it for the last week. It has been a breeze, it takes me like 40 minutes to get from Papakura to Grey Lynn. I am not sure where the traffic is.

Friday night was the only exception (it took me 2 hours).



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  Reply # 1124709 8-Sep-2014 21:30
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When do you start driving? 7 am?





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  Reply # 1124719 8-Sep-2014 21:35
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North Shore, The best. 




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  Reply # 1124795 9-Sep-2014 09:03
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TimA: North Shore, The best. 


Yeah, but no. 





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  Reply # 1124800 9-Sep-2014 09:10
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nakedmolerat:
TimA: North Shore, The best. 


Yeah, but no. 


Yes, Get a BMW. Come live on the beach where i live.
Great sitting on the beach in Summer. Lots of eye candy.





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  Reply # 1124829 9-Sep-2014 10:16
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nathan: Make sure you're being paid well, to deal with the life sucking traffic congestion and rip off house prices


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Alot of people don't take into account the additional 1.5 hours every day you are stuck in traffic. Effectively you are doing nearer a 50 hour week. Hell we complain in Hamilton when it takes 20 minutes to get to work.

Then there is weekends and doing simple things like shopping, can take an hour to get to supermarket and back.

- house \ rent prices
- petrol costs

all adds up.

Ive worked out that you typically need about 15-20% more over Hamilton wages to make the move worthwhile.

ie if you earn 80K in Hamilton you would need about 95K in Auckland to break even.



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  Reply # 1124909 9-Sep-2014 11:40
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heylinb4nz: Alot of people don't take into account the additional 1.5 hours every day you are stuck in traffic. Effectively you are doing nearer a 50 hour week. Hell we complain in Hamilton when it takes 20 minutes to get to work.

Then there is weekends and doing simple things like shopping, can take an hour to get to supermarket and back.

- house \ rent prices
- petrol costs


I honestly don't mind driving. I like listening to radio (maybe the only time I listen to radio) and talks.

I did consider about the shopping, hence prefer to live in the suburb that has everything close by.

My budget for rent is up to $800 week.

I drive diesel.







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  Reply # 1124913 9-Sep-2014 11:43
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Go live in North Shore, $800 a week will get you by well. Everything is local. Never need to go into the city apart from work.

There is also lots of UFB on the shore.




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  Reply # 1124917 9-Sep-2014 11:54
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cnor152: Guys, how is Grey Lynn? Is it a nice community?

Also any of you in the Franklin/Papakura area, how long does it take to get into town during rush hour once you get on the motorway?


I live in Tuakau (about 8km from Pukekohe) and commute to Auckland daily. We used to drive in, but it takes 40minutes on a good day (which are few and far between), and if it rains or there's an accident, can take 1 hour 45 mins to get home. So now we take the train. $250 for a monthly AT HOP card which lets me use the train and busses at much as I like. 1 hour 25 minute train rides and I get to chill instead of stressing about the traffic.

Also, no wear and tear on my car.




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  Reply # 1124919 9-Sep-2014 11:58
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Ive worked out that you typically need about 15-20% more over Hamilton wages to make the move worthwhile.

ie if you earn 80K in Hamilton you would need about 95K in Auckland to break even.


If I could earn 80k in Hamilton I would move to Hamilton!

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  Reply # 1125222 9-Sep-2014 18:06
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nakedmolerat: When do you start driving? 7 am?


Around there. I have to start work at 8.

Also the trains are public transport. There is some real dodgy people on them, I much prefer a car.

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