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North v South sniping goes to parliament

By johnboy 15 February 2012 34

Last week we noted efforts by Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh to recruit his colleagues to Northside living.

Now the southside based Member for Canberra Gai Brodtman has revved up her website to kick off a Southside Rocks campaign, complete with t-shirts.

This week I announced that the Southside was striking back against a campaign that is underway by the member of Fraser to convince members of parliament to move to the north of Canberra!

The Southside Rocks campaign needs your help to highlight everything the south has to offer. So email me your suggestions and tell me what you love about living in the South of Canberra – it could be your favourite place to visit, favourite restaurant or a walk that you like to do every weekend.

Email me at gai.brodtmann.mp@aph.gov.au by Monday 5 March and you could win one of my very funky Southside Rocks t-shirts.

Such a shame Gai can’t think of anything good about the southside without help.

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bryansworld 11:32 am 17 Feb 12

Captain RAAF said :

Interesting.

On a related note, mate of mine just purchased a house in Chisholm. Nothing unusual about that but he was a deadset fan of buying Northside, considered it more trendy and the better location.

Anyway, he had a look around, a few things influenced his decision, like price, block size, crime rate and types of crime etc and he bought southside. While speaking to his real estate agent about his previous desire to live up North the agent commented that he had made the right decision,

…..”Northside is going downhill, people are moving out in droves, some people are moving before they even sell up, they just want to get out!”

This from a real estate agent!

Has anyone heard of this phenomenon?

PS: Yes, I’m back…..but much nicer now. =-)

Yet to see a collapse in property values on the Northside. Will keep watching. Thanks for the intel, Captain….

dpm 10:06 am 17 Feb 12

Captain RAAF said :

…. While speaking to his real estate agent about his previous desire to live up North the agent commented that he had made the right decision,

…..”Northside is going downhill, people are moving out in droves, some people are moving before they even sell up, they just want to get out!”

This from a real estate agent!

Has anyone heard of this phenomenon?

Yeah, probably from an agent who sells exclusively on the southside! Hahahaha!

poetix 10:06 am 17 Feb 12

Captain RAAF said :

Interesting.

On a related note, mate of mine just purchased a house in Chisholm. Nothing unusual about that but he was a deadset fan of buying Northside, considered it more trendy and the better location.

Anyway, he had a look around, a few things influenced his decision, like price, block size, crime rate and types of crime etc and he bought southside. While speaking to his real estate agent about his previous desire to live up North the agent commented that he had made the right decision,

…..”Northside is going downhill, people are moving out in droves, some people are moving before they even sell up, they just want to get out!”

This from a real estate agent!

Has anyone heard of this phenomenon?

PS: Yes, I’m back…..but much nicer now. =-)

Where’s the biff?

I can’t say I’ve seen lots of people fleeing the inner north recently. Was this real estate agent the one selling your friend a house on the southside? I wouldn’t take what he says as gospel if there was money involved.

Captain RAAF 9:23 am 17 Feb 12

Interesting.

On a related note, mate of mine just purchased a house in Chisholm. Nothing unusual about that but he was a deadset fan of buying Northside, considered it more trendy and the better location.

Anyway, he had a look around, a few things influenced his decision, like price, block size, crime rate and types of crime etc and he bought southside. While speaking to his real estate agent about his previous desire to live up North the agent commented that he had made the right decision,

…..”Northside is going downhill, people are moving out in droves, some people are moving before they even sell up, they just want to get out!”

This from a real estate agent!

Has anyone heard of this phenomenon?

PS: Yes, I’m back…..but much nicer now. =-)

GeneralMonash 3:14 pm 16 Feb 12

NoImRight said :

Southsiiide Represent!

A suburb named after a General! BRING IT YOU NORTHERN GUM SUCKERS!

NoImRight 1:04 pm 16 Feb 12

Southsiiide Represent!

Overheard 12:51 pm 16 Feb 12

poetix said :

I-filed said :

Oh come on we can do better than that. How about the east/west of Northbourne social divide?

We don’t like to mention the inhabitants of Ainslie over here in O’Connor. I’m sure some of them are quite nice though, and doing as well for themselves as is to be expected. Watson is another matter, of course…

I grew up in downer Downer and we were ostracised by the inhabitants of upper Downer. Many years later I lived for a year in middle Downer and we weren’t really accepted by either side.

davo101 12:50 pm 16 Feb 12

Thumper said :

davo101 said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

whether you prefer the spotted or plain Sumatran Sloth.

Definitely the spotted, the plain is so, well, plain.

Frankly I’d go for the Northern Spotted Sumatran Sloth.

Yes, you’ll get more performance out of your Northern, but they’re not as robust as the Southern or Central.

Thumper 12:45 pm 16 Feb 12

davo101 said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

whether you prefer the spotted or plain Sumatran Sloth.

Definitely the spotted, the plain is so, well, plain.

Frankly I’d go for the Northern Spotted Sumatran Sloth.

davo101 11:59 am 16 Feb 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

whether you prefer the spotted or plain Sumatran Sloth.

Definitely the spotted, the plain is so, well, plain.

poetix 11:16 am 16 Feb 12

I-filed said :

Oh come on we can do better than that. How about the east/west of Northbourne social divide?

We don’t like to mention the inhabitants of Ainslie over here in O’Connor. I’m sure some of them are quite nice though, and doing as well for themselves as is to be expected. Watson is another matter, of course…

bryansworld 10:59 am 16 Feb 12

Tooks said :

Am I the only one who finds this north v south ‘rivalry’ a little…retarded? People get so fired up about it. Who cares?

Read the thread. You are not.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 9:48 am 16 Feb 12

Keijidosha said :

Tooks said :

Am I the only one who finds this north v south ‘rivalry’ a little…retarded? People get so fired up about it. Who cares?

Agreed. Canberrans should stop arguing about which side of the lake is better and focus on the real enemy – Queanbeyan.

Exactly. We Queanbeyanites yearn for the day when Canberrans are smart enough and have the natural charm needed to compete on an equal footing.

Keijidosha 9:32 am 16 Feb 12

Tooks said :

Am I the only one who finds this north v south ‘rivalry’ a little…retarded? People get so fired up about it. Who cares?

Agreed. Canberrans should stop arguing about which side of the lake is better and focus on the real enemy – Queanbeyan.

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