A great ad­viser

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What do you like best about the city?

It’s con­ve­nient and we don’t have to place a high re­liance on car ac­cess to things. How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

I was born on the West Coast of the South Is­land and was ed­u­cated there and in Dunedin. I’ve lived in Herne Bay for 20 years. What do you like least and how can we fix it?

It’s a bit short of parks for neigh­bour­hood ac­tiv­i­ties.

The traf­fic sit­u­a­tion causes some prob­lems from time to time. Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in the city? I like to shop around. I don’t think I’ve


a favourite place but I like to try dif­fer­ent things. And who does the best fish’n chips?

I don’t eat fish and chips. My wife’s a fan of Asian take­aways. She likes Thai and food from Fa­tima’s which is Mid­dle Eastern. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most – and why?

There’s a lot of good peo­ple around who do good things but to say that any one of them is some­one I ad­mire would be a bit of a stretch. If I was Auck­land’s mayor I’d...

Stop the present Uni­tary Plan process and start again from the point of putting a num­ber of al­ter­na­tives for Auck­land’s future be­fore the pub­lic and say which ones would you pre­fer and fol­low that through. I think they’ve made a big mis­take choos­ing in-house be­cause they’re go­ing to get many thou­sands of sub­mis­sions. When I’ve got a free few hours I like to ...

Walk and read. I also like petanque and U3A meet­ings. The spot in the city I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is ...

A walk down Pon­sonby Rd, then a walk around Wyn­yard Quar­ter and the Viaduct Basin.

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