looking to try out Karamea

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James82
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looking to try out Karamea

Hello, I am looking for a new place to call home, Im 33 and recently divorced, so I have been made to move on from what was my life and start over. After all the legal fees that come with that sort of thing I have been looking for a place I can afford to live for myself and my 2 housecats. And this search led me among other places to Karamea. The area stands out to me as a place I would like to live, its closeness to nature etc, and it appears to have a real community feel to it, which would be good. Anyway, that's a vague summary of me the point of my message is that I would like to see if I can try the area out. So I am wondering or after information on a few things. I have spoken to a few locals there via property they have for sale or such and they all seem great.

I am wondering about long term accommodation there or renting a house for 6 months or so starting at the beginning of July this year. I have not come across rental property in the area via trademe or such so I was wondering if there is a local means this is normally found. Im a simple person it doesn't need to be fancy, just a fairly priced place I can bring myself and 2 housecats(housetrained etc, by housecats I mean they don't go outside, so they don't murder birds etc)

Secondly some light employment, from my chats with locals they all seem to feel if I want the work then I would find it, which is good, Be it at a tomato plantation or helping on a farm etc, My main experience is in people management, but I have also worked as a roofer, a fence builder and even a labourer, I also ran a successful website based business for several years so have all the skills that come with that. So any pointers of any persons to talk to about it would be great. Can be part time, I just need to earn enough to eat n pay rent without eating into my house deposit while I tried the area out.

If it went all well I would be looking to spend up to $200 000 on a property which I have seen a few that would suit me just fine for less than that. Or maybe a little plot of land, build myself a simple home. Anyway for now, if I can find a rental property and some leads on a part time job, id love to come try the area. Perhaps join a few community groups, volunteer fire dept etc etc, Would be a good adventure.

Any feedback welcome, Any private messages welcome, for email information for me for any of the above or if you want my CV perhaps or whatever, just message me and I can flick you my email address. thanks for your time.

James

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Re: looking to try out Karamea

Hi James. Mary here. I live in Granity on the way through to Karamea. I have fallen in love with Karamea and the community and I think your message was so open and honest that I wanted to welcome you and wish you all the best. The community I have found in Karamea as well as the energy of the land is so different to that which I live in one hours drive away. Karamea has magic. I hope you find some and settle in and enjoy your trial in Karamea. I hope we see you round and I hope you find a place to dwell with your house cats. Good on ya for checking out the forum and putting your self on the line as an introduction. Welcome. Haere mai. Mary

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Re: looking to try out Karamea

Hi James

I have heard of a couple of rental opportunities if you want to contact me directly. Give me a call on 03 7826 888 or email me at hlmacbethatyahoo [dot] com [dot] au

Good luck

Hamish

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Thank you Mary for the kind words, It is a lovely place and I hope I can find a way to make it work. I felt that reaching out via this forum, chatting with locals and being upfront about me and what im hoping to do would be the best way forward. My sister inlaws mother Grew up in Karamea and has been encouraging me also. thanks also hlmacbeth, I have emailed you about the potential rentals. Also a few private messages of encouragement have come thru the forum to me and I appreciate it greatly. Any advice or questions welcome, I just wish to give it a decent go.

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Hi James, 

I know of a woman here who has been trying to get someone to build a fence for her, could be a "big" job, ie some serious post holes and a quality fence, but if you were able to implement the whole job from start to finish she would be well keen to hear from ya???

I can pass on your details if you are keen.

Cheers Sina, I think you have our email? 

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Good luck

Good luck

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thank you for the tip Sina, I have your email address yep, with the fence itself they can be quite variable in what they require, also not being in the area yet I have no bearings on building supplys for the area, but if/when i manage to get down there it could be something i could do but as i said hard to judge from here but will keep it in mind and id be happy to look at it. And thank you Ema, I will send you an email :)

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