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# 213899 18-Apr-2017 10:01
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As above. The mrs wants her dream, a horse and stable. Sigh. Im happy to live on a boat in Marlborough.

 

I dont want to be too far out of Nelson, I dont want to live in a really scummy area, but I also want the land to be cheap, not like $800k for a house in Nelson.

 

Just some pointers of surrounding areas would be good.

 

Is Blenheim that bad?

 

Somebody said Mapua, but again $800k.

 

What about Motueka? 

 

Or what about areas further up around cable bay and possibly inland?


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  # 1766628 18-Apr-2017 11:04
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Probably cheaper to get another wife?


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  # 1766631 18-Apr-2017 11:08
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Best to chat with a local real estate agent. They know the market and the areas second to none.
Do your own research. Dont forget its cheap to buy in the hood...


 
 
 
 




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  # 1766638 18-Apr-2017 11:20
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Haha coming from the the Auck hood its something I dont want for my sproggets, but ur bang on, South Auck is one of those markets that just keeps fluctuating as wants to be gentrified but never will be.

 

Good idea re Agents, just thought a few might live that way. I plan to take a trip as soon as possible as well.


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  # 1766641 18-Apr-2017 11:22
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TeaLeaf:

 

Haha coming from the the Auck hood its something I dont want for my sproggets, but ur bang on, South Auck is one of those markets that just keeps fluctuating as wants to be gentrified but never will be.

 

Good idea re Agents, just thought a few might live that way. I plan to take a trip as soon as possible as well.

 

 

 

 

Is Nelson an ideal area for horse related activities? 
Can you handle your little ones growing up to consume your entire bank account? 
Woman and horses is two things you DONT mix. Otherwise you end up like some family members of mine.
They make good money but it doesnt matter how good it is, Just gets dropped into more horse junk..


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if it was me, I'd be heading up to Takaka / Collingwood / Wharariki


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  # 1766647 18-Apr-2017 11:36
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From yesterday's Daily Telegraph (double the figures to get approx NZ$ equivalent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Dogs cost twice as much as cats in the first year, according to a new study which suggests owners typically spend more than £4,700.

 

Food, bedding, toys, equipment and insurance set dog owners back £4,791 on average - including buying the animal in the first place.

 

The research revealed new cat owners in comparison will spend around £2,455 in the first 12 months - much more than cheaper alternatives like rabbits (£1,802) and fish (£769).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horses cost the most, the study by Nationwide Home Insurance, found, forcing owners to shell out a staggering £12,654. The average spent in the first 12 months of owning a pet was £3,500."

 

 






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  # 1766650 18-Apr-2017 11:42
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Geektastic:

 

From yesterday's Daily Telegraph (double the figures to get approx NZ$ equivalent)

 

 

 

"Dogs cost twice as much as cats in the first year, according to a new study which suggests owners typically spend more than £4,700.

 

Food, bedding, toys, equipment and insurance set dog owners back £4,791 on average - including buying the animal in the first place.

 

The research revealed new cat owners in comparison will spend around £2,455 in the first 12 months - much more than cheaper alternatives like rabbits (£1,802) and fish (£769).

 

Horses cost the most, the study by Nationwide Home Insurance, found, forcing owners to shell out a staggering £12,654. The average spent in the first 12 months of owning a pet was £3,500."

 

 

 

So far my fish owe me like $700 and there are only 10 of them in a 40L tropical tank!


 
 
 
 


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Wairau Valley works for us. Wireless Internet, 25min from blenheim and a bit of space to play. You have to be happy to live with vineyards everywhere, I like wine so I'm fine with that :-)
The push for more vineyard space is probably pushing lifestyle block prices up though.

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  # 1766698 18-Apr-2017 13:23
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Is Dunedin dodgy? Used to be dirt cheap, but probably a bit more expensive now. Chch is the other area if you can cope with old money syndrome, but probably no different from Nelson in that regard.





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  # 1766795 18-Apr-2017 15:10
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nathan:

 

Wharariki

 

 

Oh its so nice there, but id want to commute to welli on mondays and home on fridays for 5 years. hmmmm

 

And the other suggestion above is good too. A lot to look at.

 

I didnt realise Nelson was sunny in winter, when they said its sunnier than Auck I thought they meant in summer, but its like QLD, its Winter Sunshine hours are nuts.


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  # 1766808 18-Apr-2017 15:13
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TeaLeaf:

nathan:


Wharariki



Oh its so nice there, but id want to commute to welli on mondays and home on fridays for 5 years. hmmmm




http://www.goldenbayair.co.nz



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  # 1766821 18-Apr-2017 15:39
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http://www.goldenbayair.co.nz

 

Strong chur on that one bro. Not as cheap as air nz from nelson but hey, convenient, the Mrs is from Europe and loves Golden Bay, she took her parents there and they didnt want to leave. Plus you can fish the west coast and on a good day head straight out into the straight for some Puka !

 

 

 

http://www.nzfishingworld.co.nz/latest/2015/10/tasman-bay-top-spots




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  # 1766823 18-Apr-2017 15:42
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joker97:

 

Is Dunedin dodgy? Used to be dirt cheap, but probably a bit more expensive now. Chch is the other area if you can cope with old money syndrome, but probably no different from Nelson in that regard.

 

 

I dont mind Dunners, got good mates there, just doesnt hold the sailing and spearfishing I enjoy, although some mean crays and paua there. Its a very good option for an IP once the 2018/19 bubble hits.

 

Yeah prices rocketed once us Jafas realised our market was over inflated (ok im not one but some are a bit slow) and picked on welli and dunners. my mates property went from $118k to $280k in 12 months in dunedin. but it will correct once things pan out.

 

Im actually not a fan of cantab, its just very boring scenery to me and the city just feels artificially UK. I dunno, I tried to like it. Do have friends and family there.

 

But we pretty much set on kerikeri or nelson/tasman.


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  # 1766837 18-Apr-2017 16:20
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TeaLeaf:

 

joker97:

 

Is Dunedin dodgy? Used to be dirt cheap, but probably a bit more expensive now. Chch is the other area if you can cope with old money syndrome, but probably no different from Nelson in that regard.

 

 

I dont mind Dunners, got good mates there, just doesnt hold the sailing and spearfishing I enjoy, although some mean crays and paua there. Its a very good option for an IP once the 2018/19 bubble hits.

 

Yeah prices rocketed once us Jafas realised our market was over inflated (ok im not one but some are a bit slow) and picked on welli and dunners. my mates property went from $118k to $280k in 12 months in dunedin. but it will correct once things pan out.

 

Im actually not a fan of cantab, its just very boring scenery to me and the city just feels artificially UK. I dunno, I tried to like it. Do have friends and family there.

 

But we pretty much set on kerikeri or nelson/tasman.

 

 

 

 

I have family in Kerikeri, please dont move there if you want to do anything other than retire. The town has no income and is very small. You also get what comes with the Far North lingering around. Massive gang prospect presence in Kerikeri, Whangarei currently. Kerikeri is super expensive now and has no jobs so you can pay your mortgage back. Everyone is Keri is from the UK so you will have even more of that feeling. (My grandparents are retired and from the UK, They love it there)

If you love hunting and spearfishing go no further than the Bay Of Islands.

 

Have you considered Tutukaka? Lots of Paua, Puka and crays there! 


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  # 1766891 18-Apr-2017 17:20
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My parents have a lifestyle block in Foxhill (just outside of Wakefield) and it is not too far out of Nelson, not at all dodgy (pretty quiet out there) and the cabinet serving the area has recently been upgraded to VDSL. It is a pretty awesome place out there.

 

Takaka and Collingwood are a little far out for my liking and you've got that damn hill in the way.





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