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What do you like best about the city?

I love how the city is sur­rounded by her­itage neigh­bour­hoods like Pon­sonby, St Marys Bay, Par­nell and Grafton and I’m thrilled we are fi­nally get­ting the kind of wa­ter­front de­vel­op­ment we de­serve. How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

I came to Auck­land from Van­cou­ver for one year ... that was 25 years ago this May. What do you like least and how could we fix it?

I hate that we keep los­ing her­itage build­ings to de­vel­op­ers and the tilt-up slab apart­ment blocks that have sprung up like weeds in their place are de­plor- able. If we took a wreck­ing ball to those and re­placed them with some well planned, de­signed ones that would be fan­tas­tic. Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in the city?

Su­gar Club for a big splash out (it’s worth walk­ing up 52 flights) and Kura, Queen St, for a great pre-theatre bite. And who does the best fish and chips?

Oceanz – the place be­hind the fish mar­ket in Wyn­yard Quar­ter. Per­fect take­aways for a Fri­day night ferry to Wai­heke. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire the most, and why?

Greg the takahe at Tir­i­tiri Matangi Is­land. He put his con­sid­er­able charm to good use and was re­spon­si­ble for re­gen­er­at­ing the pop­u­la­tion of the North Is­land. If I was Auck­land’s mayor I would ...

Ig­nore all the chat­ter and keep up the good work. When I’ve got a few free hours I like to ...

Take the dogs for a stroll in Western Park. The spot in the city I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is ...

A walk around St Stephen’s Chapel yard and a swim at the Par­nell Baths.

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