Ki­wis stand up for be­liefs

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

What do you like best about Grey Lynn?

I love liv­ing in a peace­ful, clean and quiet neigh­bour­hood while also be­ing so close to the CBD and ev­ery­thing I need.

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

I moved to Grey Lynn, New Zealand, in 2005 from Los An­ge­les. I lived in LA for 26 years and lived my first 21 years on the east­side of Detroit, Michi­gan.

What do you like least and how can we fix it?

What I like least about mod­ern so­ci­ety is the neg­a­tiv­ity and pres­sure that ex­ists. We can change this by choos­ing the way we re­spond to peo­ple, places and things.

Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in cen­tral Auck­land?

Maldito Men­dez, in Pon­sonby Cen­tral, as they have re­ally tasty and fresh South Amer­i­can food made with love.

And who does the best fish’n’chips?

I try not to eat fish’n’chips. The best fresh or­ganic juices are made at Wise Ci­cada in New­mar­ket and Ceres Mar­ket at Pon­sonby Cen­tral.

Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire the most – and why?

I ad­mire a lot of Ki­wis be­cause they do what they want and stand up for what they be­lieve in.

If I was Auck­land’s mayor I’d ...

Make sure we have clean wa­ter to drink and swim in, af­ford­able rates for the el­derly, clean and healthy food for all chil­dren in Auck­land and plans to re­duce gangs and vi­o­lence. When I’ve got a free few hours I like to . . . Take a walk on our beau­ti­ful clean beaches with my part­ner and dog or go for a ride in the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side.

The spot in cen­tral Auck­land I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is . . .

Get a view of the city from the top of One Tree Hill and Mt Eden, lunch at Pon­sonby Cen­tral, ferry ride to Wai­heke and a walk on one of our beaches.

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