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  1. Thread: Property in NZ

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    i don't think that goes far enough.
    CGT is only one measure that needs to happen, but it needs to go on ALL houses. that simply because everyone "invests in their house" to make money. thats...
  2. Thread: Property in NZ

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    i think all its going to do is create more friction between landlords and tenants, simply because they have not fixed one of the main issues, and thats the short ownership time and consequently short...
  3. Thread: Property in NZ

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    they are game. most people refuse to built with it because of poor resale value.
  4. Thread: Property in NZ

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    thats EIFS cladding system aka leaky homes back in the 90's. works fine these days when done on a rain screen. however i doubt much is used these days due to its got such a bad rap that people have...
  5. Thread: Property in NZ

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    i could not agree more.
    sadly no govt has the balls to ever fix it. profiting from housing has become a kiwi staple.

    the other side effect is that most booming property markets also have major...
  6. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    yes,
    however in 30 years time you could be sitting on a house worth 2-3 million.
    but its also how you play the game.
    average home ownership is 7 years, so in 30 years you might have sold/bought...
  7. Thread: Property in NZ

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    exactly.

    you have to move out to a cheaper area.
    it also only works if you have actually invested in your home and climbed the ladder profiting off every rung. but of course many of us cannot do...
  8. Thread: Property in NZ

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    thats awesome. i wish many more people would/could do that.
    but for many their house is their retirement fund. for others its their tax free income.
    i wish people would stop using homes as a source...
  9. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    i didn't say that.
    i said buy a cheap place, not a mansion. eg sell the big home wherever for $500k and buy a small one for $200k. assuming mortgage is paid off its $300k in the bank. thats the...
  10. Thread: Property in NZ

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    kiwis want houses because its somewhere to live and it earns them money.
    kiwis average length of home ownership is half that of usa.
    homes are an investment and basically tax free (tho i think...
  11. Thread: Election

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    well its not hindsight, i originally said that back at the time. in fact the govt was being petitioned by the health sector to closer the border at the time.
    we could very easily see it coming, yet...
  12. Thread: Election

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    trouble is most people have forgotten that they caused the lockdown due to their refusal to stop people coming into nz.
    tho its a stroke of genius that i have to applause them for, to dare call the...
  13. Thread: Election

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    Re: Election

    agreed.

    its going to be an entertaining few years watching labor blunder through it.
    interesting that the greens are so far down, overtaken by act.
  14. Thread: Needed VIT D

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    Re: Needed VIT D

    it would be pretty difficult to be stuck indoors enough to require vit D supplements, even with lockdowns.
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    Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    yeah i think i will go fibre. i really do not like having everything running over just one network.
    however for me, 4g is about the same speed and its cheaper.
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    Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    i'm in the middle of it at the mo.
    there is no choice. they have closed the old account, issued a new account. already got the first bill.
    i had a winge at them the other day because they had a...
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    Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    the trouble with lemons is high acid content. you need a lot of sugar to balance that out.
    its like honey (~88% sugar) but it doesn't taste all that sweet due to high acid content (not quite as high...
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    Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    it could actually be true.
    they could have upgraded the capabilities of the cell towers as the likes of vodafone are pushing customers onto 4g broadband. of course as more users go to 4g broad band...
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    Re: change to vodafone 4g

    good point.
    the plan they are moving me onto has 5x more data than i need.
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    Re: change to vodafone 4g

    fortunately up north here its being done by north power and they are pretty good. chorus made a big song and dance over installing the first town (might be city) with fibre, except north power bet...
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    Re: change to vodafone 4g

    update.

    got new 4g router the other day.
    got it working but having issues when running it through my old adsl router. the 4g one only has two ports which sucks.
    so put it aside and kept using...
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    Re: New chic in red light district.

    a lot of it was to make NZ similar to the UK. basically have all the things they liked overseas.
    fresh water fish to go fish, dear to hunt, rabbits for food and skins. possums brought in to make a...
  23. Thread: NZ thick?

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    Re: NZ thick?

    NZ does seam to like reinventing the wheel like they think NZ is different than everyone else.
    same thing in many other industries.
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    Re: change to vodafone 4g

    if i'm going to change the power around anyway, then its not much cost to throw a fibre cable in the trench while we are at it.
    putting fibre in on its own probably means following the over head...
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    Re: Auckland back to level 3

    i think they where one of the few countries that slammed the border shut early on.
    there is a few countries that have done it right.

    and your absolutely right in that lockdowns are not required...
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