Mountain bike- good starters bike?

http://avantipluswhangarei.co.nz/specials/entry/09_avanti_escape/

Is this a good starters MTB? Keep in mind the prices are in New Zealand. Im not worried about the money just want to know if its a good bike
Update: Yo, i said that the price is in New Zealand dollars. You're probably to dense to know where that is anyway.

Thanks to the others who have given me useful, quality info.
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