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# 207813 15-Jan-2017 10:08
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I keep seeing an ad for a IT tech position in East Tamaki.

(on Trademe for "Senior Software Support Engineer" by Recruit I.T.)

I was curious, so I did some digging into the area.

This web page indicated 278 offences per 1000 people.

So I'm definitely not moving there.

http://www.scatterlinks.info/crime-rates-in-suburbs-most-favoured-by-sans-xidc46782.html

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  # 1703439 15-Jan-2017 11:13
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no one is saying you have to move to that area

 

you know there is a thing called commuting 


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  # 1703447 15-Jan-2017 11:29
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Pretty broad brush statement....

 

Otara has it's issues...I grew up there.

 

But 2mins down the road is Botany which is a solid suburban community - and I lived there for 4 years without issue.

 

And if you want to live in a coastal/semi rural/urban environment - with a 15-20min drive through the country to get to work you could always come and live in our neck of the woods ie. Beachlands : )

 

So yeah depends where exactly you want to live....

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1703461 15-Jan-2017 11:58
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Thanks. It's always nice to hear of good neighbourhoods.

I hate commuting. Just a 30 minute commute to work, works out to be close to 10 days spent in a car per year.

((240 days - 11 holidays) * 1 hour / 24 hours)

I've know several married people who spend 2 hours commuting, each way!

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  # 1703464 15-Jan-2017 12:02
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thats also fine, but within 5 minutes of there are good suburbs. which only equals 1.5 days.

 

your point is pretty moot


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  # 1703500 15-Jan-2017 12:59
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Unless you work at home, commuting is a thing...

 

If it's a major issue, negotiate early starts / ends to your work day and avoid the majority of traffic.

 

During the school holidays, I had a 7 minute drive to work.

 

During non-holiday periods, up to 35 minutes.

 

Now another route has opened up, it's 10-15 minutes even during busy times. As Auckland grows, it'll probably go up to 30 minutes in about 2 years time... such is the nature of the city.


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  # 1703507 15-Jan-2017 13:15
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Whitford, beachlands, flat bush etc... all areas that are fine that are close to east tamaki and wouldn't require getting on the motorway.

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  # 1703511 15-Jan-2017 13:40
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Yes, it is true, East Tamaki is either side of the crime highway (Ti Rakau Drive) between the richer area of Howick, Pakuranga, Botany etc and much poorer parts of South Auckland.The stat is a lot higher than I would expect though. I also think the info in that table is largely nonsense without context.

 

I have lived in Howick, Pakuranga, East Tamaki (Botany in theory) and Highland Park and although there are some issues, it isn't near as bad as that stat would lead you to believe. I wonder if the stats are actually including the industrial area of East Tamaki which does see a number of issues, but nobody actually lives there. It is practically useless without a map of which areas they include in East Tamaki as 5 mins either direction will put you in Botany (57 offences), Dannemora (39 offences) Pakuranga (Not Listed), Otara (Not listed) or Manukau (Not listed). Howick is 10 mins away and has 125 offences. It also doesn't include what counts as an offense. Is it parking fines, theft, violent crime etc? If it is a lot of parking fines and traffic infringements, who cares.

 

The point is the same as everyone else has made though, You can find plenty of nice places within 5 and 15 minutes drive depending on traffic. I wouldn't put much stock in that site with no context.





Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B


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  # 1703592 15-Jan-2017 16:55
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I think you are better of with the original source of data. The NZ Police does publish stats for your perusal (Warning, site does require Flash).





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  # 1703884 16-Jan-2017 07:08
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My formula was wrong for commutes..

It should have been ((260 days - 11 holidays) * commute time both ways / 24 hours).

My friend looked at the stats, and indicated it was mostly car break-ins.

Given the choice between car break-ins and being mugged with a knife, I'll take the car break-in.

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  # 1703927 16-Jan-2017 09:02
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kingdragonfly: I keep seeing an ad for a IT tech position in East Tamaki.

(on Trademe for "Senior Software Support Engineer" by Recruit I.T.)

I was curious, so I did some digging into the area.

This web page indicated 278 offences per 1000 people.

So I'm definitely not moving there.

http://www.scatterlinks.info/crime-rates-in-suburbs-most-favoured-by-sans-xidc46782.html

 

So, whenever you get a new job, do you move to a house/apartment in the same suburb?

 

I've worked in East Tamaki, it was fine. It is a large area, a lot of it industrial.


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  # 1703949 16-Jan-2017 09:47
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trig42:

 

kingdragonfly: I keep seeing an ad for a IT tech position in East Tamaki.

(on Trademe for "Senior Software Support Engineer" by Recruit I.T.)

I was curious, so I did some digging into the area.

This web page indicated 278 offences per 1000 people.

So I'm definitely not moving there.

http://www.scatterlinks.info/crime-rates-in-suburbs-most-favoured-by-sans-xidc46782.html

 

So, whenever you get a new job, do you move to a house/apartment in the same suburb?

 

I've worked in East Tamaki, it was fine. It is a large area, a lot of it industrial.

 

 

 

 

That will also skew the crime figures - lower population and industrial/commercial


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  # 1704002 16-Jan-2017 11:17
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Harvey Norman?

 

Looking at the JD it'd say it's not much about the location, but unrealistic expectations to find a senior candidate willing to work on a short term contract with such low rate.


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  # 1713202 31-Jan-2017 11:14
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there are sharks around nz beaches. there are more sharks around aus beaches. doesnt mean i wouldnt go swimming in aus 


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