My neighbourhood has it all
What do you like best about Grey Lynn?
The people. They are my community, my neighbourhood and I pretty much know most of them. How long have you lived and worked here? Where are you originally from?
My family moved here from Samoa and as a 10-year-old I stood at the top of the plane doorway and said to myself I had found my country. When I moved to Grey Lynn 30 years ago I felt that I had found my community. We bought The Works Hair Salon business in 1989 and moved to our present location in Grey Lynn in 1999. What do you like least and how can we fix it?
When some volunteers go on community committees under the guise of ‘I am doing this for my community’, when really they are just pushing their own hidden agendas that get in the way of vision and progress. Who does the best fish’n’chips in Grey Lynn?
Grey Lynn Seafood Market in Surrey Cres. Who is the Kiwi you admire the most and why?
My partner Chrissie. She is a very wise woman who taught me everything I know about people and business. If I was Auckland’s mayor I’d . . .
Listen to the people of Auckland and adopt the Grey Lynn Plan to be part of the Auckland Plan. When I’ve got a free few hours I like to . . .
Read my pile of books that has been waiting for me to have time to sit down or just chill out in front of the TV and watch a movie. The spot in Grey Lynn I’d recommend to tourists is . . .
Grey Lynn Park is such a vibrant atmosphere with community activities, sports or just good for a walk. Then there’s the Grey Lynn Farmers Market on
Soala: Proud of her community.