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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post
    Dont worry, we understand that you are a victim of your surroundings....
    And which surroundings are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLandHim View Post
    And which surroundings are those?
    My parents lived in a town which was full of meth users... they were the ones who used to break into their shop and house... won't bore you with that story again... 55

    But it's a definite blight on NZ's lifestyle... as seems to pervade all parts of society now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    Probably that U.S. role-model has a lot to do with it.

    That and the lack of proper condom usage...you know, all that "e coli bacteria" from sheep feces. 555
    We export most of our lamb to the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    My parents lived in a town which was full of meth users... they were the ones who used to break into their shop and house... won't bore you with that story again... 55

    But it's a definite blight on NZ's lifestyle... as seems to pervade all parts of society now...
    I just don't understand how people can see the debilitating physical effects meth has and decide to do to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    I just don't understand how people can see the debilitating physical effects meth has and decide to do to it
    Because they are bored? And a lot of the time.. not overly smart. At least not the ones I encountered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLandHim View Post
    And which surroundings are those?
    You say it yourself. You live in a meth-selling community with cars driving around with screeching wheels..

    No wonder you post so much drivel, using meth all the time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post
    You say it yourself. You live in a meth-selling community with cars driving around with screeching wheels..

    No wonder you post so much drivel, using meth all the time....
    No I don't live where the plebs live. Pay enough money for your suburb and you aren't bothered by riff raff.
    This was a rental property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLandHim View Post
    No I don't live where the plebs live. Pay enough money for your suburb and you aren't bothered by riff raff.
    This was a rental property.
    When I am back in Auckland staying with friends in Remuera... it reminds me what growing up in West Auckland used to be like 40 years ago... back then, life was simple everywhere... you didn't have to pay too much for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    When I am back in Auckland staying with friends in Remuera... it reminds me what growing up in West Auckland used to be like 40 years ago... back then, life was simple everywhere... you didn't have to pay too much for it.
    Tried buying a house in Remuera lately...I did some extensions/redevelopment of Remuera houses back when i lived there and they were in the $5M range...not sure what they would be worth nowdays
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    just had a quick check and the median house price in Rem is $2M+...so not sure what point you are making Waharoa?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonone View Post
    Tried buying a house in Remuera lately...I did some extensions/redevelopment of Remuera houses back when i lived there and they were in the $5M range...not sure what they would be worth nowdays
    My friend bought a house on Remuera Road for I think around $750,000 about 5 years ago. He did say it was worth over a million now. Just a simple 3 bed house, much like the one I grew up in. But when I stay there, I get the same feeling I felt as a kid in West Auckland. Friendly young families all around... the same working demographic... probably considered middle class now, but then all my friends were in families of that ilk. Not super rich or anything. .

    Now West Auckland is a rental area and getting more and more deprived by the year... but back in the 70s and 80s... the area where I grew up felt like Remuera Road does now in terms of the people... at least that part of Remuera where my mate lives. Not all of Remuera is big flash multi-millionaire houses.

    Not sure if this explains it or not? ..55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    My friend bought a house on Remuera Road for I think around $750,000 about 5 years ago. He did say it was worth over a million now. Just a simple 3 bed house, much like the one I grew up in. But when I stay there, I get the same feeling I felt as a kid in West Auckland. Friendly young families all around... the same working demographic... probably considered middle class now, but then all my friends were in families of that ilk. Not super rich or anything. .

    Now West Auckland is a rental area and getting more and more deprived by the year... but back in the 70s and 80s... the area where I grew up felt like Remuera Road does now in terms of the people... at least that part of Remuera where my mate lives. Not all of Remuera is big flash multi-millionaire houses.

    Not sure if this explains it or not? ..55
    Damn...$750k is pretty spendy to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnlawyer View Post
    Damn...$750k is pretty spendy to me.
    If that is 750k NZ$ its not so much. Under £400k GBP and $550k US
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnlawyer View Post
    Damn...$750k is pretty spendy to me.
    The average house price in Auckland is now just over NZ$1million. Or GB£500,000 or US$730,000. So he was probably right his house is well over a million now. But rest of NZ is a lot cheaper... Auckland has gone mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnlawyer View Post
    Damn...$750k is pretty spendy to me.
    Tn, you live in one of the great places in the world.
    I love those beautiful houses in Franklin Tn, prettiest town I have been in.

    Prices are pretty crazy in Auckland and because of geographical location will only get higher

    We were looking at houses just out of Phoenix AZ recently, just looking, not intending to buy and what you would pay US$220,000 in Phoenix, for you would pay NZ$1.5m or US $1.1m in Auckland. (4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms etc)
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    An update on the original post
    The policeman picked up the keys yesterday and started moving in.

    I would think that the home run business over the road will close pretty quick.

    By the way, the cop is a lovely guy, very nice teenage children, just the sort of guy you need both as a cop and in the local community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLandHim View Post
    Tn, you live in one of the great places in the world.
    I love those beautiful houses in Franklin Tn, prettiest town I have been in.

    Prices are pretty crazy in Auckland and because of geographical location will only get higher

    We were looking at houses just out of Phoenix AZ recently, just looking, not intending to buy and what you would pay US$220,000 in Phoenix, for you would pay NZ$1.5m or US $1.1m in Auckland. (4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms etc)
    But then you have to live in Phoenix!!!

    I see no appeal to the place..............
    That being said I am spending Easter weekend there

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