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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.

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