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    Living in Gisborne..?

    Hi guys and girls,

    I have a job opportunity in gizzy. Was wondering if anybody down there could give me the gossip, pros and cons of living down there.

    Im pretty sure I'm going to love it , diving huntng and fishing , ill be living the dream, more worried about my partner and kids.

    What opportunities for the kids, job prospects , good high schools etc.

    Not sure if I'm over thinking this , I never went to any flash school and have done okay. ..

    Bonuses I see cheap housing , great beach life style, no dam traffic, less stress, great weather ,sounds bloody good to me.

    Negatives, remote , utility is that really an issue any more planes, WiFi etc..?

    Lower socio economic area, not as many opportunities for the kids?

    Harder to get work.

    Thought's please.

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    Hunting opportunities would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    Hunting opportunities would be awesome.
    Hello yes!

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    Do it Mohawk. The only thing to really get your head around is that you will never be able to come back to Auckland.
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    Mmm, I don't think that's any great loss, especially the way it is heading...
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    Its about the only region of the "other island" I might consider moving too. I would say go for it

    (At least they will have pheasants too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Do it Mohawk. The only thing to really get your head around is that you will never be able to come back to Auckland.
    ..................and the problem with that is??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    ..................and the problem with that is??
    No problem at all Mikee. What I was alluding to was that if Mohawk exits Auckland and then in a few years looks at coming back then any capital asset appreciation he has benefitted from elsewhere will likely not have kept pace with the Auckland market thereby making it financially difficult to return. All of which doesn't make a fat cats arse worth of difference if he never planned to come back to the big smoke in the first instance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohawk660 View Post
    Negatives, remote , utility is that really an issue any more planes, WiFi etc..?
    Remote from what? I visited the place for a week a few years back and would have to agree with mikee, the only place in the offshore island I'd go. Would prefer the south island somewhere though.
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    gisi is a cool place and surrounds.
    have worked North of there and socialised in town a fair bit.
    love the place but I love taihape to!

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    I have spent 5 days there every month for the last ten years. I like visiting but don't think I could live there. Plenty of parries pigeons and pheasants to shoot. Heaps of opportunity if your a diesel mechanic, the trades are desperately short of competent hands. 2:45 drive to Napier, about the same to Tauranga. Great restaurants and pubs, Gisborne brewery's Tap Room is a favourite. Two supermarkets, Pak n Save and Countdown. Can't speak about the schools. Ocean is right there and the beaches north of town are awesome! Gets into mid thirties in summer, not too frosty if your near the coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    No problem at all Mikee. What I was alluding to was that if Mohawk exits Auckland and then in a few years looks at coming back then any capital asset appreciation he has benefitted from elsewhere will likely not have kept pace with the Auckland market thereby making it financially difficult to return. All of which doesn't make a fat cats arse worth of difference if he never planned to come back to the big smoke in the first instance.
    Interestingly we had a guy transfer from our Auckland branch to Nelson last year. He sold his place there and moved to here to in his words "get a smaller mortgage and a life" but decided to build a new house with a bigger mortgage (go figure) anyway he reckons the cost of living in Nelson is higher than AKL especially rates etc

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    Hey mate, I was born and bred here in Gizzy. Have moved away twice for work but have come back each time. Fire away with any questions, pm if you prefer and I'll try to answer.
    Cheers Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Interestingly we had a guy transfer from our Auckland branch to Nelson last year. He sold his place there and moved to here to in his words "get a smaller mortgage and a life" but decided to build a new house with a bigger mortgage (go figure) anyway he reckons the cost of living in Nelson is higher than AKL especially rates etc
    Auckland =nelson in quite a few ways these days

 

 

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