Farm­ers mar­ket is hard to beat

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What do you like best about the city?

I’ve just dis­cov­ered No Lights No Ly­cra – the Mon­day night dance event in Grey Lynn. It’s def­i­nitely my favourite thing at the mo­ment. The de­vel­op­ment of the Silo park area has been amaz­ing and Silo Cin­e­mas is def­i­nitely a sum­mer sta­ple.

How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

Apart from a short stint liv­ing in Ph­nom Penh last year, I’ve lived in Auck­land my whole life. I grew up in Hen­der­son Val­ley.

What do you like least and how can we fix it?

Transport in Auck­land. Sep­a­rated cy­cle­ways are the way to go. Auck­land is in­cred­i­bly car-fo­cused. I’m lov­ing the work that Gen­er­a­tion Zero has been do­ing at the mo­ment.

Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in the city?

So hard to choose just one! Papa’s Pizza on San­dring­ham Rd is an old fave; Men­tatz in the CBD does good, fast Ja­panese; and Mex­ico is great if you can get a ta­ble.

Who does the best fish chips?

New­ton Fish and Chip­pery. No ques­tion.

Who is the Kiwi ad­mire most and why?

I’ve never been much of a celebrity fol­lower, so the peo­ple I ad­mire the most tend to be peo­ple in my life. I have great re­spect for Dr Yvonne Un­der­hillSem, who was my



Make Auck­land the best pub­lic transport city in the world, in­clud­ing sep­a­rated cy­cle lanes and clean en­ergy. I’d also make it a rule that land­lords have to in­su­late rental prop­er­ties – there are some re­ally cold flats around.

When I’ve got a few hours free I like to . . .

A per­fect easy morn­ing would be yoga and then cook­ing a yummy brunch. I also re­ally en­joy get­ting out to the Waitak­eres, ei­ther for a walk at Piha and a cof­fee, or on one of the many walk­ing tracks.

The spot in the city I’d rec­om­mend most to tourists is . . .

The Grey Lynn Farm­ers Mar­ket of course. When I’m on hol­i­day I’m al­ways wary of the tourist ex­pe­ri­ence so I al­ways try to go to lo­cal farm­ers mar­kets. It’s a good way to get a feel of the com­mu­nity vibe, and chat to lo­cal grow­ers.

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