It’s a nice place to live
What do you like best about the city?
It’s convenient for working and living. And convenient for my business and the activities I’m involved in, giving consular services to my community and representing my country with the consular corps. It’s a nice place to live. All the facilities are there. How long have you lived here and where are you originally from?
Six years in Hobson St and before that the North Shore for 31 years. I’m originally from Ehaka in Bangladesh. What do you like least and how can we fix it?
The public transport. I very rarely use it because it doesn’t run to my schedule. There’s the green bus and the inner city and outer city buses but they’re not always convenient for me.
Where’s the best place to buy dinner in the city?
The Ponsonby Village International Food Court. There are 10 different types of ethnic food and you can sit indoors or outdoors.
Another favourite is Di Mare in Parnell for steak and seafood. And who does the best fish’n chips?
Ponsonby Fresh Fish & Chip Co on Ponsonby Rd. Who is the Kiwi you admire most – and why?
Sir Edmund Hillary. I met him a few times as he was High Commissioner for India and Bangladesh and Honorary Consul for Nepal. He was a fine man with great qualities and he was a humanitarian. He had a passion for people. If I was Auckland’s mayor I’d ...
Make sure rates never increased above the CPI (consumer price index). I’d also run the city with the funds available and not borrow. When I’ve got a free few hours I like to ...
Go to the beach and the parks like the Auckland Domain. I also like going to Auckland regional parks. The spot in the city I’d recommend to tourists is ...
The waterfront. On a beautiful day I’d take them to Silo Park and on a rainy day to the museum.