Great place to call home
What do you love about Mt Eden?
In all my travels I have not discovered a better place and it is always great to get back home. Mt Eden is a vibrant little village with a friendly buzz about it and selection of shops with quality products. I hope we can continue to take our vehicles up to the summit of Mt Eden. What do you like the least?
Whilst the Mt Eden Village shopping area has a great range of eating and drinking establishments, I can only afford to treat myself occasionally on ‘pay weeks’.
Recently I have noticed that the seating outside several establishments has been sneaking further and further out onto the footpath areas infringing the pedestrians more and more.
How long have you lived here?
I was born in 1951 in Mt Eden, apparently in a small hospital at the top of Disraeli St. It’s now a retirement village which is a concern.
I can still remember the trams that went down the middle of the road and the trolley buses. Where is the best place to buy dinner in the area?
Being a single person, I stop in at Nana’s Roast Dinner, on the corner of Mt Eden Rd and Duke St, once a week for their roast beef, gravy and vegetables. It’s great value for money and saves washing the dishes. Who is the Kiwi you admire most and why?
Nancy Wake. I have a photo of her on my desk.
My challenge is for young and old to read her book about her war time activities, particularly in France. It makes you proud to be a New Zealander. If I were Auckland’s mayor I would . . .
Ask someone like Graham Hart his advice on how to control expenditure. When the average ratepayer reads about the council spending $100,000 on a curtain for the Devonport
library they see red.