Ev­ery­thing I need is here

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What do you like best about Pon­sonby?

I am so close to ev­ery­thing I need – and some of Auck­land’s best restau­rants and bars.

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

I’ve been here for one month. I’m from Welling­ton, and be­fore that up­state New York.

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

The traf­fic def­i­nitely, but I sup­pose that’s up to us as in­di­vid­u­als to find ways to share/use al­ter­nate trans­port.

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

That’s hard. Or­phan’s Kitchen is great, but I also have a huge soft spot for the south-east Asian food at Mekong Baby and Moo Chow Chow.

And who does the best fish and chips?

To date, Jimmy The Fish in Pon­sonby Cen­tral. That may have some­thing to do with how close they are.

Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire the most and why?

Ja­cob Bri­ars. A Kiwi from a small town who is now living in New York City and work­ing as a global brand am­bas­sador for a mas­sive spir­its com­pany – some­thing I hope to do in fu­ture. Even though he is some­what of a celebrity in the bar­tend­ing world, he’s still very per­son­able and hum­ble to those around him.

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

Or­gan­ise a cock­tail week to get peo­ple in­ter­ested in clas­sics and cel­e­brate the amaz­ing level of bar­tend­ing New Zealand has.

The spot I would rec­om­mend to tourists is . . .

Wai­heke Is­land. Beaches, great wine, great food and all of it so easy to get to from Auck­land city.

When I have a few hours space I like to . . .

Spend a bit of time out­doors, with or with­out a book.

Lori­etta Bahr rec­om­mends Wai­heke Is­land as a must-see for vis­i­tors to Auck­land.

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