Enjoys the hustle and bustle
What do you like best about central Auckland?
I love everything about the city – the hustle and bustle, the city lights. Everything is so accessible and easy to walk or commute to.
How long have you lived here and where are you originally from?
I have been in New Zealand for three years and originally I am from Punjab, North India. When I first arrived, I was living in a Queen St apartment and I could look out and see the Sky Tower and the views and I immediately fell in love with the city.
What do you like least and how could we fix it?
I’m living in an apartment on Nelson St now and there’s no designated car parking. Implementing parking spaces for residents would be great.
Where’s the best place to have dinner in central Auckland?
That’s a tricky question because my husband and I are both food addicts. One of our favourites is a Korean restaurant called Bon Ga Ne on Queen St.
And who does the best fish and chips?
Market Seafood Brasserie, at the Viaduct behind the Fish Market.
Who is the Kiwi you admire the most, and why?
John Key. To me he seems like a very genuine and down-to-earth person. I admire high-profile people who remain humble and he seems genuinely compassionate about the people.
If I was Auckland’s mayor I would . . .
Further address the health needs of our community, especially the elderly. I believe many medical and health issues experienced by our elderly could be prevented if primary health services were easily accessible.
When I’ve got a few free hours I like to . . .
Walk around the beautiful city and especially go down to the Viaduct.
The spot in central Auckland I’d recommend to tourists is . . . Check out the Sky Tower, both the guided tour around the top and dining out at the revolving restaurant Orbit. That way you can see the beautiful views both during the day and in the evening.
Harpreet Sharma: the city.