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Old December 10th, 2011, 01:44 AM   #1101
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I love this above comment.
KiwiGuy, your passion for the Nelson area is awesome dude
I have only ever been down there once, for the Waitangi Tribunal (foreshore, seabed debate). I must say it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in New Zealand.
I agree that the upper towns and Cities of the South Island are going through some major growth periods and have been for some time now.

As for what you can you do in Tauranga that makes it so special, well nothing really. Nothing that you probably cant do somewhere else in NZ.
I grew up in Tauranga and found that if you wanted to do anything as a kid or teen, your options were; beach, do laps (walking) down town, play touch at one of the parks or walk around or up the mount.
So nothing exciting or unique to the area as such.
I just think the main reason people move to Tauranga is due to it having a great climate like the Nelson area.

One last thing dude and Im sorry but it made me laugh in a good way, an inland port at Hamilton would not be a shipping port, more of a freight holding, transfer and distribution centre primarily based moved via rail.

Keep up your passion though KiwiGuy, its good to hear.
As for you Otumoetai, Self-effacement is a virtue, Tauranga is a great place but not so great everyone on here needs to be bashed with it.
Dude you should be a diplomat
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Old December 10th, 2011, 07:40 AM   #1102
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It is the same. And I'd go to the beach on any day. But Tauranga is not two degrees warmer overall. It is only one. So it is virtually the same.

And you also forgot one vital point. We've got the sun. They don't.
Tauranga is 145 hours off Nelson. So w/e.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #1103
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Having been to neither, Nelson looks more attractive than Tauranga to me. Lots more scenery, national parks on doorstep, thriving arts and music scene. Tauranga has more employment opportunities and is less isolated though I guess?
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #1104
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They are both lovely on a sunny day.
I prefer Nelson's CBD to Tauranga's, but if somebody held a gun to my head and made me choose between the two places at the exclusion of everywhere else in the world, I would choose Tauranga.

#Closer to Auckland
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Old December 13th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #1105
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They are both lovely on a sunny day.
I prefer Nelson's CBD to Tauranga's, but if somebody held a gun to my head and made me choose between the two places at the exclusion of everywhere else in the world, I would choose Tauranga.

#Closer to Auckland
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Id choose Tauranga...only due to the following:
.....Surfing


I love Nelson/ Motueka......Golden Bay, its an awsome area..one can understand Kiwi guys passion

Great people ( in the main) lifestyle/weather
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Old December 13th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #1106
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IMO Tauranga has a bright future. It has a vital port, good climate, close to major cities, and an excellent growth rate.

It needs to get a university in the city, that will attract younger migrants.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 02:08 AM   #1107
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Thats true. I'd like to live there for uni, but Waikato have a very limited range of courses available.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #1108
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So why should Tauranga get one if there are already two universities in "close" proximity already that provide enough courses?
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Old December 16th, 2011, 12:00 AM   #1109
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They should just broaden the range of UoW in Tauranga.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 02:41 AM   #1110
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So why should Tauranga get one if there are already two universities in "close" proximity already that provide enough courses?
Because of the massive population and business growth its justified.

Waikato university wont offer a full range for a while in tauranga but its a great start.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 02:54 AM   #1111
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Because of the massive population and business growth its justified.

Waikato university wont offer a full range for a while in tauranga but its a great start.
"Massive population". Out of the three (Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga), Tauranga is, by far, the smallest there. And seeing as there are two universities in Hamilton and Auckland (actually, there may be more in the latter) which are some of the biggest and best in the country. Sure, maybe a couple of campuses catered to whatever it is Tauranga specialises in, but not an entirely separate one itself.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #1112
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"Massive population". Out of the three (Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga), Tauranga is, by far, the smallest there. And seeing as there are two universities in Hamilton and Auckland (actually, there may be more in the latter) which are some of the biggest and best in the country. Sure, maybe a couple of campuses catered to whatever it is Tauranga specialises in, but not an entirely separate one itself.
They could shove another Massey campus there. There is already a chain of them in Auckland and Wellington as well as palmy
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"Massive population". Out of the three (Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga), Tauranga is, by far, the smallest there. And seeing as there are two universities in Hamilton and Auckland (actually, there may be more in the latter) which are some of the biggest and best in the country. Sure, maybe a couple of campuses catered to whatever it is Tauranga specialises in, but not an entirely separate one itself.
He was actually talking about the 'Massive population and business growth. And it is massive.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #1114
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Tauranga has doubled its population in 30 odd years and will carry on growing and will need its own seperate University, compared to the likes of Dunedin which has been stagnant for 40+ years and still around 120,000.
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Dunedin is a university town though. That's it's thing. Why it's such a conductive environment to students.

Does NZ need another uni? Is Tauranga actually underserved? I suppose it could go for the education sector, but again, does NZ need another uni town?
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 04:28 AM   #1116
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They could shove another Massey campus there. There is already a chain of them in Auckland and Wellington as well as palmy
The only reason massey even have a place in wellington is because they bought out the local polytech. Theyve move to auckland because they know thats where the market is for them, just look at how much money theyve thrown at it and the number of courses available there compared to little old palmy.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 04:29 AM   #1117
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Dunedin is a university town though. That's it's thing. Why it's such a conductive environment to students.
The only thing that my mates think of dunedin and students is couch burning, car tipping and general rioting. You dont get that in any other uni town.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:41 AM   #1118
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The only reason massey even have a place in wellington is because they bought out the local polytech. Theyve move to auckland because they know thats where the market is for them, just look at how much money theyve thrown at it and the number of courses available there compared to little old palmy.
Would your qualifications count if you gained them from either the Palmy or Wellington campuses? or wouldn't it because they're outside of the triangle of golden goodness?
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:01 AM   #1119
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Would your qualifications count if you gained them from either the Palmy or Wellington campuses? or wouldn't it because they're outside of the triangle of golden goodness?
If it isn't in the center of the universe, it doesn't count. At least that's what the impression that we get.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #1120
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The only thing that my mates think of dunedin and students is couch burning, car tipping and general rioting. You dont get that in any other uni town.
Odd really. Considering Otago is the Uni that gained in the rankings when the rest of NZ's Uni's fell it must be doing something right. I was suitably impressed with Dunedin and Otago Uni when I visited and the research being done there, I feel, is very good on the whole.

As for rioting and student activism, perhaps you should look abroad and see that students tend to be the most militant members of society. Parisian students frequently riot and cause mayhem when protesting.
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