Oh my god, it seems that we have an Aucklander in our midst. We will never hear the end of the place now
Median house prices
The figure I gave was taken across the industry and I stand by it. Of course the figure can be refined if only selected parts of the city or one player in the market are taken, but such can be done anywhere. But in the end it is only important to those who may wish to live in Auckland which I calculate to be approximately only around 0.0002% of the world population. So, in fact of very little importance at all
It is misleading to compare Auckland harbour with Wellington harbour.
So it might be, but you were the one that claimed Auckland Harbour was bigger, not me. Wellington Harbour, and unfortunately for Auckland, many other harbours of the world, including Sydneys
are bigger than Aucklands. I did say the Hauraki Gulf lies right outside it.
This is reflected in the Auckland yacht fleet being vastly greater than the Wellington one. My guess would be 20x.
Hey, who has claimed Wellington has a bigger fleet
. But if you want to get into numbers then on a marina berth to head of population basis the town with the highest moored boat concentration in NZ is probably Picton in the South Island with more than 600 marina berths for a population of 4,000 odd, so around one berth per 7 people. Nelson, again, in the South Island
has approximately 500 berths for 45,000 population ie 1 berth per 90 head population. Neither of which Auckland can match by far
. Now that is a surprise because those places are a long way south of the Bombay Hills (in house joke which perhaps only NZ'ers and many Sydneyites
) and in fact not even in the "right" island
. And to top it all off Nelson is far, like real far, sunnier than Auckland
Of the countries I have been in the world the highest number of permanent moorings per head of population I have come across is Bermuda where there are over 5,000 of them which comes out at close to one per 10 persons so I'm afraid Auckland, and indeed NZ, is in children's territory in that game.
But in the end we all concede, for the sake of peace and quiet, that Auckland does have the biggest harbour in the world, the best sailing in the world, the loveliest buoys in the harbour to race around, the prettiest girls and the handsomest men, the best climate in the world; in fact to cut the list short Auckland has the best of everything compared to anywhere else in the world and out does Sydney
It is claimed that Auckland might also have the highest proportion of inhabitants with just one eye of any city in the world too (well, of course, I exaggerate, but at least the highest proportion compared to any other city in the world I've been to, and I've been to more than a few)
I do agree though that Australians are real beasts, especially those Sydneyites
Rolling on the floor laughing myself - one tries to give a balanced view of the place only claiming what has attracted us personally (and making that very clear) and providing some information, and a Jafa (sorry, another in house joke) jumps up defending Auckland. Fool that I am I should have seen it coming