Fo­cus on youth home­less­ness

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

What do you like best about your sub­urb?

On a Sun­day morn­ing when the breeze is just right I can sit out­side and lis­ten to the beau­ti­ful mu­sic com­ing from the Ton­gan Church.

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

I’m orig­i­nally from Hamil­ton, I’ve been living in Grey Lynn for a year and Auck­land for four years.

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

The ris­ing rent. It’s un­avoid­able so I’ll just en­joy my time here while I can.

Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in your sub­urb?

Peach Pit on K Rd. The menu there is crazy good and is al­ways chang­ing.

Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire the most and why?

He­len Clark. She just keeps on giv­ing, her ca­pac­ity to care for all peo­ples is as­pi­ra­tional. She makes me proud to be a woman and proud to be a New Zealan­der and in this cur­rent po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion it’s some­times hard to say that.

If I was Auck­land’s mayor I would ...

Fo­cus more at­ten­tion on youth home­less­ness. There needs to be more lo­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity. We should all be re­spon­si­ble for each other. As a city we need to ad­dress the causes of home­less­ness and pro­vide lo­cal so­lu­tions, not just pick up the pieces as they arise.

The spot I would rec­om­mend to tourists is ...

I would rec­om­mend for them to jump on an un­known bus and take it to the end of the line. The sub­ur­ban tiki tour is the best way to re­ally get a feel for a place.

When I have a few hours spare I like t o...

Muck around in the stu­dio lis­ten­ing to mu­sic. I’m also heav­ily ad­dicted to Home and Away which can be quite counter-pro­duc­tive.

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