Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Paeroa, New Zealand
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Hi Britmick. Repongarere Road is of State highway 2 South west of Gisborne. I have riden past it numerous times on my bike trips. State highway 2 takes you through the Waioweka george to whakatane, then North. The land you are looking at are about 1/4 acre sections in a subdivision. It is probably about 25 -30 minutes from Gisborne. Excellent riding roads, around the East Cape, south etc. Climate is good, can be dry in summer. The problem for me is that Gisborne is out on a limb. It takes several hours drive to get anywhere. Not my cup of tea. Being a subdivision there would be restrictions on what you can do or build. Obviously this subdivision my not be popular because of its location, hence the price. 49000 is a cheap peace of land in New Zealand. Then you have to build a house and building is expensive here compared to the US or England, from what i have seen. You would be better off buying a block with a house in a more central location, either North or South islands. There are some excellent deals in smaller towns at the moment. Being more central cities are only an hours drive away. You also need to check with Immigration NZ to see if you are eligible to immigrate. Basically they may want to see how much money you will bring to NZ and see if you will be a burden to the tax payer. I am saying that from experience as i had an English customer who wanted to settle here. He purchased a sizable block of land, he had enough funds and an English pension. He did not have to rely on the NZ govt for anything. He was refused residency. He had a son in Aussie so he got around this by spending 6 months of our winter there and 6 months of our summer here.
Check the immigration laws and personally i think you can do better than what you are currently looking at. If you want a recluse type of lifestyle there are some excellent places to be had, same with an urban lifestyle.
I also have family living around the area so i know how far out of reach the place is.
Last edited by kiwitourer; 11-03-2013 at 10:55 PM.