City scenery treasured
What do you like best about the city?
The scenery – even driving on the motorway each morning you get stunning views of mountains, volcanos, harbours, beaches, sunrises, sunsets . . . I could go on.
How long have you lived here and where are you originally from?
I’ve lived in Auckland for five years, originally from the Waikato.
What do you like least and how can we fix it?
Motorway congestion, ideally fixed by investment in affordable and efficient public transport, and intensification of housing focused around transport hubs.
Where’s the best place to buy dinner in the city?
Renkon on Pitt St. It’s our default for lunch and dinner at RainbowYOUTH!
Who does the best fish n chips?
Would have to be Fish Pot Cafe in Mission Bay. Definitely helped by the fact that you get to sit on the beach with a view of Rangitoto to eat!
Who is the Kiwi admire most and why?
Helen Clark – you don’t get much more of a trailblazer than Helen, from her political career here and now working with the UN.
If I was Auckland’s mayor I would . . .
Increase the number of shared pedestrian and vehicle spaces and prioritise public transport.
When I’ve got a few hours free I like to . . .
Sit somewhere comfy with a view and read a good fiction novel.
The spot in the city I’d recommend most to tourists is . . .
The top of Mt Eden. Excellent 360 view of Auckland.