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moving to sydney or auckland?

 
 
nere
 
Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 08:05 pm
We are planning on moving to Sydney because my husband is going to do his masters degree, but I was searching the internet and I found this awful comments about Sydney so now we are recluctant to go, just wondering how much of this is true? He also has an offer in Auckland and we were wondering which one would be better. We are a family of 4, us and two baby girls.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 08:13 pm
sydney is a big place just cause a few people found it not to their liking doesnt mean you will. Aukland is a tiny city in comparrison to the the rest of the world but i'm sure the people who live there are very nice.
Life is what you make it.
Ionus
 
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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 10:28 pm
@nere,
In 1986 (from memory) I researched the crime rates and it was higher in Auckland. Take into account your preferred weather and travel to the Uni. Where does that mean you will be living and what is the cost of living in that neighbourhood, and I assume you would like a back yard so living in Sydney will be further out and more expensive. Several Real Estate sites should help. Both cities have ethnic enclaves, and you will feel uncomfortable living in them. I assume by the time you finish your masters there will be a requirement for school.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 10:58 pm
@nere,
Depends on whether you want a big expensive city, or a small place.

You're asking us to compare apples and oranges.

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tenderfoot
 
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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 11:35 pm
Here on the Gold Coast Queensland we have more immigrants from Newzealand than most other countries, the majority that I have spoken to, say,they think the place has had it -- future wise for family's, I personally love Newzealand, but only for holidays.
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nere
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 09:41 am
@dadpad,
The thing is we are used to big cities I´m from Panama and he is from Mexico City, but we have been living in mexico City and coming to Panama on the Holidays. I just dont want to be living in a hostile enviroment, and that is the impression i got from reading some comments about Sydney. I know that is relative, because people also say **** about mexico and we are not affected by it, considering we live in a good neighborhood. But you are right life is what you make of it.
Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:05 pm
@nere,
Auckland is not crime free. It has or had considerable problems with street kids living in packs, and the poor always seem jealous no matter where you are, and the new Zealand economy is not exactly a powerhouse. I have had countless episodes of break-ins, theft etc and not one of those was in Sydney or Melbourne where I lived for years.
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margo
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 08:48 pm
Holy ****!

You're living in Mexico City and you're scared of Sydney!?? Good grief! Get over it!

Sydney is a great place to live - although it can be expensive. You need to decide what's important to you.

You didn't say what was the awful thing said about Sydney. Let me give you the worst: - politics and politicians! If we could get rid of them - well - things would improve greatly!

Auckland - nice little town. Been there a few times - wouldn't chose to live there - and it's full of Kiwis.

Which university was your husband looking at?

Sydney is quite multicultural

ps - I'm the A2K resident Sydney-sider! Smile
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 01:02 am
@margo,
Ahhh...margo... the awful thing said about Sydney was that it was full of cats and no cat litter.
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 01:15 am
@margo,
Goo0d grief!

After Mexico City, I would think Sydney would be like a sleepy country town.
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nere
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 09:44 am
@margo,
Yeah, but people in mexico are nice and I saw this comment that said that people in Sydney were super rude and racist. I have met australians and I think they are salt of the earth, so I was surprised by the comment. But you know.. it got me thinking.
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 05:27 pm
@nere,
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that people in Sydney were super rude and racist
A friend of mine visited NY and said please and thank you but all he got in return was bewildered looks as to why he was being sarcastic. So I dont think super rude is accurate. As for racist, we are definitely sportist. You had better barrack for the right teams...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 06:41 pm
@nere,
Lots of people in Sydney are nice...I think it a very friendly city...but some are racist pigs.

As with lots of cities.

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margo
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 07:16 pm
@Ionus,
Ionus wrote:
it was full of cats and no cat litter.


Crap!!!
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 07:24 pm
@nere,
nere wrote:
... people in Sydney were super rude and racist.


I don't think we're any ruder than anywhere else (well, I may be, but...) unless you're on the road in peak hour traffic - and then I'm sure we're pushier than anywhere in New Zealand. I frightened the daylights out of some friends by behaving like a Sydney driver in Christchurch traffic (what there was of it!).

Racism - there is some - but it goes all ways - no nationality is without it, I don't think. I'm a white, middle-aged to elderly Australian female, and I've just been rubbished by an Italian from Melbourne. In his eyes no Australians are as good as Italians - and this is in our country!

Don't let it bother you.
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nere
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2009 07:44 pm
Thanks for all your replies it was very enlightening!
Best wishes to all of you.
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