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Happy Go Lucky Us 4th September 2011 02:35 PM

Moving to Te Aroha, Bay of Plenty region
 
Hello Everyone,

We are making the change also to move over from Sunny North Yorkshire to Te Aroha near Hamilton (approx 2 hours form Auckland) My other half is a farmer and we have had a job offer, which has made things easier. We are using an agent as the visa process looks complicated and from we have heard on many occasions its easier and if you only get the once chance to do it right we don't want to miss our life changing opportunity!!

We are both quite active and into our sports, he plays cricket and takes part in cycling, I do swimming, running and triathlons so hopefully we should fit into the active lifestyle. No children as of yet but once over and everything is settled then what better place to start a family!!

If anyone has any advice then please share!! :D

topcat83 4th September 2011 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Happy Go Lucky Us (Post 599888)
Hello Everyone,

We are making the change also to move over from Sunny North Yorkshire to Te Aroha near Hamilton (approx 2 hours form Auckland) My other half is a farmer and we have had a job offer, which has made things easier. We are using an agent as the visa process looks complicated and from we have heard on many occasions its easier and if you only get the once chance to do it right we don't want to miss our life changing opportunity!!

We are both quite active and into our sports, he plays cricket and takes part in cycling, I do swimming, running and triathlons so hopefully we should fit into the active lifestyle. No children as of yet but once over and everything is settled then what better place to start a family!!

If anyone has any advice then please share!! :D

Hi there - if you like sport, you should love it here! Te Aroha is a lovely area too (you're very close to Waihi Beach and Tauranga too)

Happy Go Lucky Us 4th September 2011 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by topcat83 (Post 599955)
Hi there - if you like sport, you should love it here! Te Aroha is a lovely area too (you're very close to Waihi Beach and Tauranga too)

I have been doing some research trying to find local clubs for running, cycling and triathlons in the area!! I bought my New Zealand cycling top from Tauranga and from what I saw there it was a lovely place!! :)

Song_Si 5th September 2011 03:26 AM

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Hi - Te Aroha - nice little provincial town, and ideally suited for so many day-trips in the region, west coast at Raglan (via Hamilton), east and Tauranga/Mt Maunganui and the beautiful Ohope Beach, north Auckland, south you've got Taupo and Rotorua and the central north island mountains, all within easy travel distance.

Found a recent news item
Te Aroha: Old world charms

also the Te Aroha information website

for exercise/sport it's a good location - around Te Aroha mountain lots of off-road running/mountainbiking trails

the Hauraki Rail Trail for cycling
The trailís easy gradient and great local climate make it a good ride all-year-round. If you prefer to stay clean and dry, the best months to ride the Hauraki Rail Trail are September to May. Whatever the weather youíll be able to cool off at nearby Waihi Beach, or warm up at the famous Te Aroha Mineral Spas. The trail is a grade 1 ride, which will cater for all levels of riding ability including families and cyclists of all ages.

Tauranga area has a strong sporting community, have competed there many times in pool, ocean swim and triathlon events, Mt Maunganui one of the 5 locations for NZ's ocean swim series; Tauranga was known as 'the home of Masters swimming' (over 25 yrs) very good socially and a way to meet people away from your home/work environment.

and one day . . . take the boat from Whakatane out to White Island, an active volcano off the coast, great day out.

best wishes for the move

Song_Si 5th September 2011 03:37 AM

a map of the region, enlarge sections with a click . . .


http://www.wwwdesign.co.nz/aerialview.jpg

jenswaters 5th September 2011 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Happy Go Lucky Us (Post 599888)
Hello Everyone,

We are making the change also to move over from Sunny North Yorkshire to Te Aroha near Hamilton (approx 2 hours form Auckland) My other half is a farmer and we have had a job offer, which has made things easier. We are using an agent as the visa process looks complicated and from we have heard on many occasions its easier and if you only get the once chance to do it right we don't want to miss our life changing opportunity!!

We are both quite active and into our sports, he plays cricket and takes part in cycling, I do swimming, running and triathlons so hopefully we should fit into the active lifestyle. No children as of yet but once over and everything is settled then what better place to start a family!!

If anyone has any advice then please share!! :D

Hi

We came from sunny South Yorkshire to Tauranga BOP....BEST thing we ever did!!! My husband works for the company that organises all major sports in BOP (both from a school and sport-club perspective), so I will ask him to look into what may be available to you.

Will be in touch

kiwigser 5th September 2011 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Happy Go Lucky Us (Post 599888)
Hello Everyone,

We are making the change also to move over from Sunny North Yorkshire to Te Aroha near Hamilton (approx 2 hours form Auckland) My other half is a farmer and we have had a job offer, which has made things easier. We are using an agent as the visa process looks complicated and from we have heard on many occasions its easier and if you only get the once chance to do it right we don't want to miss our life changing opportunity!!

We are both quite active and into our sports, he plays cricket and takes part in cycling, I do swimming, running and triathlons so hopefully we should fit into the active lifestyle. No children as of yet but once over and everything is settled then what better place to start a family!!

If anyone has any advice then please share!! :D


We travelled through Te Aroha on the way to Gisborne, just a few photos:

Christmas 2009 Travels to Gisborne and Hawkes Bay [Art and Tels diary of New Zealand (NZ)][]=te&s[]=aroha#day_1_-_auckland_to_gisborne

Donna9159 7th September 2011 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Happy Go Lucky Us (Post 599888)
Hello Everyone,

We are making the change also to move over from Sunny North Yorkshire to Te Aroha near Hamilton (approx 2 hours form Auckland) My other half is a farmer and we have had a job offer, which has made things easier. We are using an agent as the visa process looks complicated and from we have heard on many occasions its easier and if you only get the once chance to do it right we don't want to miss our life changing opportunity!!

We are both quite active and into our sports, he plays cricket and takes part in cycling, I do swimming, running and triathlons so hopefully we should fit into the active lifestyle. No children as of yet but once over and everything is settled then what better place to start a family!!

If anyone has any advice then please share!! :D

Hi....sunny Yorkshire eh? I am originally from sunny Nottingham and then I went to really, rarely sunny Canada! Finally I have got it right here in the Bay of Plenty.

You are correct about the visas, I read that a very high proportion of them fail not because of a weakness in the applicant but an error in the application.

There are certainly advisors and advisors. I recommend you work with someone here in NZ as they will continue to be a support to you afterwards (if they are good). Here is a contact for the people we used. I can not recommend them enough...they were friendly, reasonably priced and very supportive,

Marion at Aotearoa Abroad. Here is her email Marion Chase-Seymour ([email protected])

Let me know if you have any other questions. It is fabulous here.

Donna

Happy Go Lucky Us 7th September 2011 08:05 AM

Thanks
 
HUGE thank you for all your replies, wow!! Seems like moving to Te Aroha is the right place to go!! We drove through when we was visiting and we fell in love especially with the view of Mt Maunganui!! Looking forward to getting my running shoes on once over, thanks Song_Si for all of that info :)

Look forward to hearing more of you jenswater, so how long have you been in Tauranga and how you finding it compared to home?? Missing Yorkshire Tea :rolleyes:

Thanks Donna for recommendation-keep them in mind!! We are already using an agent, but its worth keeping an eye on other people for advice!! You settled in well in Bay of Plenty?? I can't for our move over, exciting and scary all at once!! :p

Kiwigser, will look at your pics and no doubt I will fall in love all over again!!

IGM 13th October 2018 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Happy Go Lucky Us (Post 599888)
Hello Everyone,

We are making the change also to move over from Sunny North Yorkshire to Te Aroha near Hamilton (approx 2 hours form Auckland) My other half is a farmer and we have had a job offer, which has made things easier. We are using an agent as the visa process looks complicated and from we have heard on many occasions its easier and if you only get the once chance to do it right we don't want to miss our life changing opportunity!!

We are both quite active and into our sports, he plays cricket and takes part in cycling, I do swimming, running and triathlons so hopefully we should fit into the active lifestyle. No children as of yet but once over and everything is settled then what better place to start a family!!

If anyone has any advice then please share!! :D

hi did you make the move over there?
I have a interview for a job in Te Aroha any info would be greatly appreciated


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