Bike or foot the way to go

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What do you like best about living in Arch Hill?

Arch Hill is kind of hid­den in be­tween Pon­sonby, Grey Lynn and Kings­land. So many great places within walk­ing dis­tance to grab a cof­fee, beer or meal as well as the fan­tas­tic Grey Lynn Li­brary.

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

I’m orig­i­nally from Hamil­ton and moved to Auck­land in 2004 from Mel­bourne to study.

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

I love that be­ing so cen­tral I can walk and ride just about ev­ery­where I need to go but I don’t like that pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists al­ways play sec­ond fid­dle to trucks and cars. I think that Auck­land needs to shift away from its re­liance on the car so we need to make it safer and eas­ier to com­mute by bike and foot. Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in

your area?

Just a short walk away the Blue Breeze Inn in Pon­sonby Cen­tral is a favourite for me and the fam­ily.

And who does the best fish’n’chips?

We’re lucky to have the New­ton fish ‘n chip shop at the end of our street.

Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most – and why?

Although he was adopted by the Aussies, Fred Hol­lows. More than a mil­lion peo­ple can see be­cause of his work.

If I was Auck­land’s mayor I’d...

Not re­ally a job that I would want. I’m keen for the in­ner City Rail Link to be fast tracked and some­what self­ishly I would put a stop to the big-box re­tail devel­op­ment go­ing on in Arch Hill.

When I’ve got a few free hours I like to...

Play the gui­tar or watch a movie. Take the kids to the li­brary or one of the great lo­cal parks.

The spot I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is...

A day trip to Tir­i­tiri Matangi will make a bird watcher of any­one.

Alas­tair: Loves ev­ery­thing be­ing within walk­ing dis­tance.

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