Let’s look after our wildlife

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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

Orig­i­nally from Syd­ney but moved over to Auck­land seven years ago with my fam­ily. What do you like least and how could we fix it?

It’s sad how few na­tive an­i­mals I get to see in my back­yard. If Auck­lan­ders got re­ally se­ri­ous about plant­ing na­tive, con­trol­ling rats and man­ag­ing our pets we could change all this. Where’s the best place to have din­ner in cen­tral Auck­land?

My neigh­bour has an out­door oven and the neigh­bour­hood gath­ers there reg­u­larly to eat great smokey roasts and home­made piz­zas. I love the truly ex­cel­lent company and fan­tas­tic wood-fire flavours. And who does the best fish and chips?

Leigh Fish & Chips –

all salty after a Mathesons Bay. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire the most, and why?

Coro­man­del Kiwi, the kiwi chick that is still in its egg be­ing cared for at the zoo des­tined to be the first kiwi ever to be re­leased on Ro­toroa Is­land later in the year. This chick is a pi­o­neer at the start of great changes on the is­land that we hope all Auck­lan­ders will visit. If I was Auck­land’s mayor I would . . .

Turn Auck­land into the world’s first car­bon­neu­tral city. Auck­land’s com­bi­na­tion of city and nat­u­ral world is ex­tra­or­di­nary; the work to con­serve our wildlife in the Hau­raki Gulf is brave and world-lead­ing. What


at bet­ter way to show the world what could be done if New Zealand takes lead­er­ship on cli­mate change? When I’ve got a few free hours I like to . . .

Cook for friends and fam­ily. I love the med­i­ta­tive qual­ity of slow prepa­ra­tion, the ex­cite­ment of com­bin­ing and trans­form­ing in­gre­di­ents through heat, and the plea­sure of en­joy­ing the re­sults over a glass of wine


Jonathan: loves the ‘‘wild haven’’ of Auck­land Zoo.

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