Auck­land re­ally rocks

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

What

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.

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