Loving life in Greenlane
What do you like best about Greenlane?
One Tree Hill, which is just the most amazing jewel in Auckland’s crown. Imagine being generous and kind enough to donate that to a city. We just love it, we’d never move. How long have you lived here and where are you originally from?
We have lived here for six years. I was actually raised in small towns, my father was a radiographer. I was born in Dargaville, raised in Dannevirke and Masterton but now I’m an Aucklander through and through. What do you like least and how can we fix it?
It is the same answer everyone gives – the transport, the roading and the traffic jams. It is so frustrating, it makes me grumpy. But Len is on to it. It is a big problem but at least he is tackling it. Where’s the best place to buy dinner in Greenlane?
That is easy, The Abbey at the end of Campbell Rd. It is a great place to stop in on your way home and have a drink, the drinks sometimes turn in to a pizza which turns in to a full dinner. And who does the best fish ’n’ chips?
One Tree Hill Takeaways on Tawa Rd. It does really good snapper. Who is the Kiwi you admire most – and why?
I was thinking Dame Kiri Te Kanawa but I will go with Harold the Giraffe. He is actually the third most recognised mascot in New Zealand, behind Ronald McDonald and Santa Claus.
Harold is out there teaching Kiwi kids skills to help them make better life decisions. If I was Auckland’s mayor I’d ... keep working on fixing the roads and I’d ignore all the negative talk and focus on the end goal. The spot in Auckland I’d recommend to tourists is . . . My stepdaughter was up last week and she did this walk across the harbour bridge ... she was just blown away by it.
Michelle Kidd: thinks One Tree Hill makes Greenlane a great suburb to live in.