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Auckland in November?

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Auckland in November?

Hey guys I don't no much about Auckland so iam on Here to try and get sum info iam comeing to nz in November have got a job offer in.both Christchurch and Auckland just tryna decielde which would suit me better? Iam a 23 Irish electrician travelling solo:) I understand accomadatiom is very expensive in.cc would it be of similar price in auck? And also do the climates differ between the two? Thanks Ross :)

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Hi there

Yes, accommodation is expensive in Auckland too - it is the most expensive place to live in NZ generally. Christchurch, due to accommodation shortages caused by the aftermath of the earthquakes is also expensive compared to other areas of NZ....There are some areas where you can find cheaper accommodation but you have to weigh up travelling distance to your work, as traffic in Auckland is a problem esp. if you don't live near to where you work.

Yes, the climates are completely different...Auckland has a semi sub tropical climate which means it never gets below freezing in winter, and will never have any significant snow (1 flurry last year was the 1st snow in 60 years in Auckland). It is also generally quite wet in winter but can have amazing summers, with temps rarely getting above high 20s...

Christchurch can get severe snow in winter and be very cold, but also can be exceptionally hot and dry in summer...

Weather in general in NZ is extremely changeable and unpredictable

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2. Re: Auckland in November?

Comment on snow in Christchurch.

Snow in the streets of Christchurch is relatively rare and quite a novelty when it does occur. In past years, there has been several occurrences which usually only last a couple of days. These are not part of the usual weather patterns but an unusual polar blast up from Antarctica. It can get quite cold during winter though.

The character of both cities and surrounding regions are quite different. Not necessarily better, but different. Christchurch is more of an overgrown country town rather than the big city feel of Auckland.

Ideally, it would be best to spend a little time in both cities before making a binding choice.

Edited: 09 September 2012, 00:19
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