i have a two bed semi in christchurch and need a three or four bed due to overcrowding. im with western challenge, but i know you can swap between associations.
if you have surplus space, please do consider down-sizing, most associations even offer cash incentives, but most of all youll be giving children their space..freedom and privacy.
there is currently a severe shortage of homes in the christchurch area. ive been told it is literally waiting untill people die before families can have their empty homes! until then my kids are unhappily cramped in together, no way for school years and puberty etc.
a mutual exchange is easier than you might aprehend! and a smaller house and garden maybe just right for you!
i have a driveway and garden and beautiful south-facing patio doors. gch. etc etc. nice walk from river.