It’s rubbish to lit­ter!

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

What do you like best about the city?

Its unique lo­ca­tion nes­tled be­tween two beau­ti­ful har­bours, ex­cel­lent fish­ing and good waves out west. Where else in the world could you spear a king­fish so close to a big city on one day, then surf along­side stun­ning na­tive bush the next?

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

I have been in Auck­land for four years on and off now, as we also run projects around the coun­try and in the Pa­cific Is­lands. I orig­i­nally hail from the windy cap­i­tal.

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

Stupid be­hav­iour that im­pacts other people like lit­ter­ing. If ev­ery­one knew that the rubbish we drop on the street is be­ing eaten by fish and poi­son­ing the food chain they wouldn’t do it be­cause it sim­ply does not make sense. Spread- ing aware­ness and elim­i­nat­ing badly de­signed sin­gle-use plas­tic would fix this eas­ily.

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

If you have a few dol­lars in your pocket then De­pot is hard to beat, but for lowly char­ity work­ers like me, go to New Flavour Restau­rant on Do­min­ion Rd for hand­made dumplings. Epic.

Who does fish’n’chips?

Mt Eden Fish Shop hands down. They will even fil­let and smoke your fish for you if you bring it out the back.

Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most and why?

Bar­bara Ken­dall is an amaz­ing woman. This is not be­cause of her sport­ing prow­ess but her un­end­ing drive to help people across the Pa­cific. She de­serves to be a dame.

If I was Auck­land’s mayor I


best would . . .

Take out the fast lane on the mo­tor­way and re­place it with a train. If that is too much in one go then at least put a walk­way and cy­cle­way on the har­bour bridge.

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

Play with my 2-year-old daugh­ter at the beach.

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

Whatipu Beach for a day trip or Aotea/Great Bar­rier Is­land

for a weekend.

Sam: It’s com­mon sense to just put your lit­ter in the bin.

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