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    LOL! Well that was quick.

    Good luck with Sweden then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented
    spent a night in nelson on my way to the abel tasman lovely town, great food struck me as wet right at home for northern english to be honest
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Mighta just struck some bad luck weatherwise, Nelson has the highest sunshine hours in NZ (mind, it's relative of course)
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    Lots of nice vineyards, gets a bit cold in the winter, but not too bad. Very nice part of the world.
    Thanks all for the input. Hours of sunshine and average rainfall was another major consideration in my earlier research. Heard a few stories about sand flies in many beach areas all over the country and Nelson seemed only marginal in this respect.
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    ive been to manchester
    Not a sentence one usually hears in casual conversation about Kiwi land, but I get your drift.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp
    I've lost interest in New Zealand now . I'm looking at Sweden instead
    Happy to take over, consider it sold as seen. NZ remains on my serious long term bucket list and even considered buying a camper and touring there for the summer months last year.
    Happy for any tales or info even if it's tales of woe.
    (Thanks Wasp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Nelson came out top. Medium size for reasonable infrastructure and access to beaches and countryside which is my main interest. Would be interested on Kiwi first hand opinions of the area.
    If I was to retire anywhere in NZ it would be Nelson (or Blenheim). Lotsa sun, FA rain, close to some of the best tracks in the world. Ski fields though not too close, still accessible.

    Nelson was wine country but with the prime hops growing region just up the road in Motueka craft beer breweries have gained a significant foothold. It's possible to do a bike-ride tour around a few of them to sample their wares.

    I go to Nelson every year for the Marchfest celebrations when they celebrate the hops harvest and the local breweries present their fresh-hopped beers. On my visit to Nelson this year I managed to get through 70 odd different, new beers at the festival and surrounding pubs. It was quite a mission but I was up to the task.
    Ronald McDonald never sells to children. He informs and inspires through magic and fun.

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    chassamui : " Happy to take over, consider it sold as seen. NZ remains on my serious long term bucket list and even considered buying a camper and touring there for the summer months last year.
    Happy for any tales or info even if it's tales of woe.
    (Thanks Wasp) "




    ingen orsak chassamui .





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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B
    If I was to retire anywhere in NZ it would be Nelson (or Blenheim). Lotsa sun, FA rain, close to some of the best tracks in the world. Ski fields though not too close, still accessible. Nelson was wine country but with the prime hops growing region just up the road in Motueka craft beer breweries have gained a significant foothold. It's possible to do a bike-ride tour around a few of them to sample their wares. I go to Nelson every year for the Marchfest celebrations when they celebrate the hops harvest and the local breweries present their fresh-hopped beers. On my visit to Nelson this year I managed to get through 70 odd different, new beers at the festival and surrounding pubs. It was quite a mission but I was up to the task. Plan B is offline
    Contributions like this are music to my ears. Craft beers Mmmmmmmmmmm.

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    Thanks. I didn't realise you spoke Euroblonde.

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    Every one has different needs, I was watching grand designs NZ a concrete house near Invercargill my idea of a hell but the guy that built it was happy so good for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Wasp which areas are you talking about in Liverpool.?

    Tuebrook.

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