En­joys the hus­tle and bus­tle

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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