Hid­den gems, vi­brant scene

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

What do you like best about Pon­sonby?

Its rich ta­pes­try of peo­ple and places. I love liv­ing here, it’s close to all my favourite places and has so many hid­den gems and spa­ces to be dis­cov­ered and en­joyed. How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

My hus­band and I moved to Pon­sonby six years ago from South Auck­land for the con­ve­nience and life­style. I love be­ing so close to Auck­land’s vi­brant so­cial scene and the shop­ping, nightlife and din­ing op­tions just can’t be beat. What do you like least and how can we fix it?

Car park­ing can be chal­leng­ing at times. Us Auck­lan­ders love our cars so much, and it has been an is­sue for some time. Per­haps a mono­rail like they have in Syd­ney, then my hus­band could drive it! Who does the best fish and chips?

With­out a doubt the Pon­sonby Road Fish n Chip shop. The fish is so fresh and while it’s get­ting bat­tered, I can pop across the road to SPQR for a wine.

Throw in a cou­ple of DVDs and you have the per­fect date night. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire the most?

I love and re­spect An­nah Stret­ton, and am so proud to call her a friend. She’s an in­spi­ra­tional and ded­i­cated woman in business.

I love her phi­los­o­phy on life, her fash­ion, her fab­u­lous na­ture and her will­ing­ness to make se­ri­ous changes in the lives of peo­ple less for­tu­nate. If I was Auck­land’s mayor I’d . . .

High­light the is­sues be­ing faced by em­ploy­ees, do more about the grow­ing prob­lem of home­less­ness and en­sure there was a Les­bian Gay Bi­sex­ual Trans­gen­der In­ter­sex pa­rade ev­ery month – no-one can be un­happy when there is a pa­rade on! The spot I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is . . . Pon­sonby Cen­tral. It’s vi­brant, cen­trally lo­cated, of­fers a wide va­ri­ety of food choices, cute cloth­ing pop-up stores, adorable home­wares, bars and even a su­per­mar­ket.

It’s a great place to catch the sun and hang out with friends. Go there to­day, you won’t re­gret it!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.