Australian daily slams Auckland's "to...

Australian daily slams Auckland's "top living" rank

There are 48 comments on the Tvnz.co.nz story from May 26, 2010, titled Australian daily slams Auckland's "top living" rank. In it, Tvnz.co.nz reports that:

An Australian newspaper is crying foul over Auckland beating Sydney in a recent survey of the world's most livable cities, describing our biggest city "as dead as the extinct volcanoes on which it lies". The Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland as the fourth most livable city in the world, ahead of Sydney and Melbourne .

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Beer And Steak

Essendon, Australia

#1 May 26, 2010
Auckland is a Muslim and Indian place so it is not any wonder as to why The Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland as the fourth most livable city in the world. It is another Evil Tactic used by the Muslim and Indians to intimidate Western countries to slowly take over the Cities. To Hell with Auckland and those Terrorists "The Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey", hope that they get the HIV Virus after licking Muslim and Indian arses.

Since: Sep 09

Armidale, Australia

#2 May 26, 2010
It seems you are getting real sloppy with this reverse racism stuff.

Yawn.

“Capitalistroadst er”

Since: Sep 07

Canberra

#3 May 27, 2010
I would have thought if that was the case that the survey would be dominated by Indian and Middle Eastern cities but that is not the case.
Wog

Australia

#4 May 27, 2010
Get over it no one can beat us
Yarnster

Auckland, New Zealand

#5 May 28, 2010
Wog wrote:
Get over it no one can beat us
DonT worrY, yas are stiLL the queeR capitaL of the worlD...no wondeR the US describes auS as the A$$holE of the univerSe. Time to drafT up a fittinG neW logO for yas, a desigN of a PuckereD bumholE shoulD fit the biLL nicelY. Just tell peoplE its a rare aussiE floweR or somethinG...ur accompanieD slogaN to attracT investorS could be :"Aus, smell the chee$e"

Be quicK thougH, i hear youR housinG markeTs on the brinK of a meltdowN...
nija

Australia

#6 May 28, 2010
Wog wrote:
Get over it no one can beat us
exactly no one can beat yous at whinging
Rimpopper

South Perth, Australia

#9 May 30, 2010
There is no way Auckland is in any way as good as Sydney. I'm of the opinion it's not even as good as Christchurch or Wellington. It's a really a giant post-modern suburb, not much there to speak of.
Sid

Auckland, New Zealand

#10 May 30, 2010
Depends on the criteria for assessment really. There are parts of Auckland that are so far up the scale that it brings up the lesser neighboring areas and the city centre itself. Remuera and Herne Bay for instance are $1-2 million + suburbs and are flanking central locations adding value to the inner city where most of the money is being spent. You'll find a large portion of Aucklands working professionals (100K+) occupying the central residential suburbs...higher wages, higher rates but also less crime and unemployment.

Had the criteria been to look at the standard of living right across the board, i think Auckland would fall flat on its face past Mt Albert/ Sandringham to the south and Pt Chevalier to the west. The outer areas beyond are balanced out by a cheaper cost of living which may or may not have skewed the rankings somewhat.

Since: Sep 08

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#11 May 31, 2010
Surprised that it even beat 3rd world countries cities. Im sure that even Townsville is better than Auckland
Rimpopper

South Perth, Australia

#12 Jun 1, 2010
Jollyjumper wrote:
Surprised that it even beat 3rd world countries cities. Im sure that even Townsville is better than Auckland
You'd be wrong. Townsville is far worse.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#13 Jun 3, 2010
Rimpopper wrote:
<quoted text>You'd be wrong. Townsville is far worse.
Why is that, I have never been there but hear good stories
Tweeter

Auckland, New Zealand

#14 Jun 3, 2010
Having spent more than a year in each of the following cities I'd rate them this way.

1) Sydney
2) Auckland
3) Brisbane
4) Melbourne.
LXA

Auckland, New Zealand

#15 Jun 4, 2010
AUCKLAND RULES - Least, you guys can build great Yachts - Too bad about all the Yuppies invading Ponsomby / Herne bay , in the 80's
Crow1990

New Zealand

#16 Jun 4, 2010
Auckland is a horrible soulless city as decribed by fushnchups.co.nz - they are spot on.

It is a poor imitation of Sydney, and it fails completely on all levels.
Yarnster

Auckland, New Zealand

#17 Jun 5, 2010
WeLL ChinA jusT poppeD its housinG cherrY...AuS is in the line of firE, somE of thaT sh!Ts gonnA triclkE dowN to NZ buT not as baD as it wiLL hiT the AussiE investmenTS...
Yarnster

Auckland, New Zealand

#18 Jun 5, 2010
...shoulD see a feW more AussieS makin theiR way over sooN hehe....
Crow1990

Invercargill, New Zealand

#19 Jun 5, 2010
@Yarnster
Are you high on something?? XD
Tweeter

Auckland, New Zealand

#20 Jun 5, 2010
Yarnster wrote:
...shoulD see a feW more AussieS makin theiR way over sooN hehe....
I'm here but not for much longer.
Petroleum

Surry Hills, Australia

#21 Jun 5, 2010
Yarnster wrote:
...shoulD see a feW more AussieS makin theiR way over sooN hehe....
wtf is wrong with you?
beatlesinthebog

New Zealand

#22 Jun 5, 2010
Petroleum wrote:
<quoted text> wtf is wrong with you?
hiS speIliNg iS alL fuRNey AnD iS hERd to uNnErsTanD. aPaeRt frOm tHet whO noSe?

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