Auckland really rocks
What do you like best about the city?
Auckland rocks! You can get the best of everything in this city. It’s loaded with clever creative people leading the way in technology, fashion, food, architecture and design.
How long have you lived here and where are you originally from?
I’m a Northland Girl, I moved from Kerikeri 17 years ago. I wanted to show my sons that their career choices were not limited to builder, baker or candlestick maker.
do you like least and how can we fix it?
Stop overseas property buyers driving up the prices. It’s making it impossible for first time home buyers to buy and driving up the rent prices for people with not much.
Don’t even get me started on what we are doing to our environment!
Where’s the best place to buy dinner in the city?
We are so lucky to have a number of divine places to eat so it depends on the mood. In the hood it’s easy now Monterey are doing nights, fantastic if you’re looking for more intimate flavoursome deliciousness. Blue Breeze Inn for a fun atmosphere. Who does the best fish n chips?
Newton Fish and Chips. Beautiful fresh fish cooked to perfection.
Who is the Kiwi you admire most and why?
If we are talking celebs, Robyn Malcolm, she’s a hell chick with strong values who’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, I love her spunk and the years have been kind. And Chris Knox who has given his time endlessly to this community – long may he rock!
If I was Auckland’s mayor I would...
Move forward sidered fashion.
When I’ve got a few hours free I like to..
Grab a bottle of something tasty and catch up with friends and family, this normally involves laughter a bit of madness and the ceremonial eating.
The spot in the city I’d recommend most to tourists is....
Auckland Art Gallery (allow yourself enough time), Mt Eden for the views, K Rd for alternative fashion and culture, Ponsonby Central for dining, drinking, shopping. And you can’t beat those West Coast beaches.