Lov­ing life in Green­lane

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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.

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