READER REPORT:

Best place to live in NZ? Kawerau

MARGARET BURTON
Last updated 05:00 09/05/2013
Kawerau

KAWERAU COLOURS: Kawerau's gardens and well maintained flowerbeds are bright with colour.

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Our readers tell us why they think their town is the best place to live in New Zealand. Margaret Burton chooses the Bay of Plenty forestry town of Kawerau.

We arrived in Kawerau in 1952, when there was nothing here. I have watched Kawerau grow from pumice, gorse and manuka to the pretty little town it is.

For the one or two bad things which occur in this little town, there are hundreds more nice things happening. Where else can one walk into a shop, and ask the owner to wrap a parcel which one wants to mail off, tidily?

There still remain remnants of the families who were pioneers of the town. School reunions draw people from overseas, and Facebook users tell of the great lives they had while here.

Our town is community caring, and we care. Unfortunately, we live in a lawless society, and Kawerau has elements of this here.

Otherwise, ours is a very caring and lovely place to live in.


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