Cul­tures add to city liv­ing

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

What do you like best about the city?

The mul­ti­tude of peo­ple, all dif­fer­ent eth­nic­i­ties and cus­toms – it’s cool. How long have you worked here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

I’ve been work­ing in the city, at the Auck­land Do­main and in Queen St, for 14 years. I’m orig­i­nally a ‘‘Westie’’ who grew up in Avon­dale and Te Atatu. What do you like least and how could we fix it?

Driv­ing at rush hour. We should have lis­tened to Rob­bie [Sir Dove-Myer Robin­son] years ago and put the mono­rail through. Bite the bullet and spend mil­lions and do it now. Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in the city?

Be­cause I train late at night, un­til around 9pm, I don’t eat a lot in town. But if I did it’d be at O’Ha­gans Ir­ish bar on the water­front. I find it a whole­some meal. Who does the best fish and chips? O’Ha­gans. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire the most and why?

Fred Hol­lows. Ab­so­lutely epit­o­mises what hu­man be­ings should be put on the earth for. If I was Auck­land’s mayor I would ....

Look at trans­port and hous­ing. Ba­si­cally the trans­port in rush hour and hous­ing for the vul­ner­a­ble and help­ing peo­ple on the streets.

I walk up Queen St and you can count the peo­ple who are a lot more un­for­tu­nate than us. And with the cur­rent events of re­cent months, I would say be­fore you crit­i­cise peo­ple too loudly, make sure you are squeaky clean your­self. When I’ve got a few free hours I like to ...

Watch re­peats of Bos­ton Le­gal. Many peo­ple say I’m like Denny Crane [Wil­liam Shat­ner’s char­ac­ter] be­cause of my weird sense of hu­mour. The spot in the city I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is ... Go up and have a look at our beau­ti­ful city from the top of Mt Eden.

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