finally arrived in NZ (currently in auckland, making out way slowly to Christchurch in the next couple of weeks).

We've decided on a long term let (6months) in Christchurch, somewhere on the coast - So Sumner and North Brighton look like good choices - any other recomendations ?

We are looking for a 2bed/part furnished/unfurnished... nothing fancy.

Are the letting agents any good ? or is it worth scanning the local paper?

What sort of price can we expect to pay ?

Cheers for now