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    Super City canned - unlike in AKL the public had...

    Super City canned - unlike in AKL the public had a say here and said no to it. Personally I was all for it to remove the excess fat of CEO salaries for starters e.g. 5+ salaries circa $300K each =...
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    We were there late July 2014 and our taxi...

    We were there late July 2014 and our taxi experiences were good but a lot can change in short time. I agree with your thoughts too - there's a huge immigrant population there - and they'd be willing...
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    Technically these are cities: Wellington City,...

    Technically these are cities: Wellington City, Porirua City, Hutt City, and Upper Hutt City. :)
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    Mr Kiwi, I found this interesting post in this...

    Mr Kiwi,

    I found this interesting post in this thread from Graeme in July 2014:



    cheers,

    donna
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    yeah - they are pampered to too much. Their...

    yeah - they are pampered to too much. Their standard work week is 35 hours and if they work more than that they can get up to 10 weeks holiday! Spain I think is a bad - no wonder the British want...
  6. Umm you're getting more helpful insight than you...

    Umm you're getting more helpful insight than you asked for floatingisland. Time to raise the rent. Maybe you should use a property manager so you get the market rent and your tenants are on their...
  7. Just of interest where is the property as the...

    Just of interest where is the property as the rent seems really low for a 3 bed - especially with all the mod cons.

    cheers,

    Donna
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    French Taxi Drivers - over the top

    Geez when they revolt in France - they really let rip......



    I think Auckland needs this service then everyone can leave their cars at home - this would speed up traffic at peak hours as up to...
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    The high net migration suggests wages will be...

    The high net migration suggests wages will be kept low.
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    Hey breaking down the long term immigration...

    Hey breaking down the long term immigration numbers so:

    57822 net increase of which 46% are on student visas 26,598 so that's student accommodation aye - tiny apartments in downtown Auckland.
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    Why would you do that when there's Ron and Sean...

    Why would you do that when there's Ron and Sean etc?

    cheers,

    Donna
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    Classic - I've always thought so - the sneaky...

    Classic - I've always thought so - the sneaky cash payments to people smugglers has got to be a new low for Australia - Tony needs to go - bring on Malcolm Turnbull with Julia as deputy.
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    Yeah that was it SB - okay good. Graeme -...

    Yeah that was it SB - okay good.

    Graeme - thanks for giving it to me in 101 language - it's been a long while since I have brought an IP so I'm brushing up on everything.

    cheers,

    Donna
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    NZ get ready for $10B of Chinese investment

    Yes a good article in and later on in it the real story is revealed - how the Chinese want their citizens investing offshore so they progress their goal for the Yuan to replace the USD as the world's...
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    Hi Graeme, Thanks - so did I read correctly...

    Hi Graeme,

    Thanks - so did I read correctly your strategy uses 2 banks - one for the buying and then one for the ongoing mortgages? I.e. always buy with the same bank - then get a registered...
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    Hi Orion, Do you have any Cross Lease...

    Hi Orion,

    Do you have any Cross Lease properties? I am about to start investing again after a long break. I'm interested in your thoughts on cross lease properties - if you have any etc.
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    I've always been a fan of the 'council tax'...

    I've always been a fan of the 'council tax' system they have in the UK - it's user pays - so the occupants pay for the services not the LL (via rates).
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    I thought 3rd party insurance was already...

    I thought 3rd party insurance was already compulsory. 8O
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    Umm the German systems sounds far too 1st world...

    Umm the German systems sounds far too 1st world for us - and it wouldn't suit any political party either as they wouldn't have landlords to shift blame on to. Our Gen. Rent Man would also be at a...
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    Here's an interesting reply on reddit...

    Here's an interesting reply on reddit.....



    It does seem like it's probably more a socio economic issue - rather than race. Not sure why you'd get a licence until you're caught. You delay...
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    I thought it was a joke - but 1st April is long...

    I thought it was a joke - but 1st April is long gone.
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    I wouldn't be keen on the tenants decorating the...

    I wouldn't be keen on the tenants decorating the house unless they were on a long term tenancy - and a year isn't long enough. However if they had renewed a couple of times i.e. they're into their...
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    You might be better going back to Kris Pedersen...

    You might be better going back to Kris Pedersen and asking him CraigD - he's probably in the best position to answer your question....and when you find out let us know :)

    cheers,

    donna
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    We had a young English chap working with us for a...

    We had a young English chap working with us for a while - he has an Aunty in NZ. When his one year work visa ran out he went back to the UK and applied to renew his work visa - and was turned down....
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    Or Uber - is this an option? It offers the ride...

    Or Uber - is this an option? It offers the ride share (or will be doing so in AKL) so if people use it and it results in less cars on the road with esp. those carrying just one person then the...
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