Cultures add to city living
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.