It’s a nice place to live

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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