Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2699 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
Very simple. Rooms in flats or whole flats just for yourself are easy to get with just a few weeks rent as a deposit against damage.
BTW remember that in NZ (A) a flat almost always means a house, (B)
UNfurnished is the norm (C) rent is advertised per week (D) if you use a real estate agent their commission should be 4 weeks rent at most, if not 2.
To me the real beauty of living in NZ is that if there is a simple no hassle way to do things then that's the way it's done in NZ.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7061 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1441 times:
Take a look at www.trademe.co.nz and go to the flat hunt section. You have to sign up, but it is free
There you should be able to find something that suits you. Seeing as you are looking to work at either CHC or AKL, I suggesr that you look at places in the area of 'Mangere' or 'Manukau' or 'Papatoetoe' in AKL, and 'Harewood' in CHC. These suburbs are close to the airports in their respective citys.
In AKL, the surrounding areas to the airport tend to have cheaper accomadation than in the central city.
Another place to look at in AKL is the area called 'Botany Downs', 'Pakuranga' or Howick'. This is a very safe area and it has loads of shops etc... It is pretty much it's own city. Howick, Botany, and Pakuranga also is the only suburbs to have a direct public bus service to the airport.
If you have any more quieries, just email me and I'd be gald to help you out.