Grey Lynn’s com­mu­nity feel

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What do you like best about Grey Lynn?

I’ve al­ways loved the com­mu­nity feel. It’s at a level that I don’t feel in other sub­urbs. And I love the Grey Lynn mar­ket of course. I call the peo­ple that live here cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als. I see me and my hus­band as that. I’ve also had a ca­reer in fur­ni­ture de­sign and my hus­band is a tele­vi­sion pro­ducer.

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

Grey Lynn was my sta­ble home.

My par­ents moved around a lot un­til I was about 13 and then they bought a house in Grey Lynn. I moved back here in the 1980s.

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

I’d like to see Grey Lynn be more of a leader in eco

first ini­tia­tives. It would be amaz­ing if Grey Lynn could be the first sub­urb in New Zealand to get rid of sin­gle-use plas­tic bags. And, it would be good if we could have a ban on fizzy or sug­ary drinks in schools and have a wa­ter-only pol­icy.

We’ve got the sort of com­mu­nity that could do some­thing like that.

Where is the best place to buy din­ner around Grey Lynn?

I am gluten-free and there are a a lot of great places that are re­ally clear about their gluten-free op­tions. Sios­tra on Rich­mond Rd is good.

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

Make the city more bi­cy­cle friendly and im­prove public trans­port. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most and why?

Dr Robert Bea­gle­hole. He is the prin­ci­pal den­tal of­fi­cer for the Nel­son Marl­bor­ough Dis­trict Health Board. He’s putting him­self out there and say­ing sugar and sug­ary drinks are harm­ful and we need to do some­thing about it de­spite op­po­si­tion from big food com­pa­nies and some politi­cians. I re­ally ad­mire him for that.

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

I reg­u­larly go for walks around West­ern Springs and other parks around the area.

Ju­lianne: Health fo­cused.

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