Moun­tain ap­pre­ci­ated

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What do you like best about Mt Eden?

All the old trees, the artists’ fes­ti­val, the top of the moun­tain, walk­ing to a game at Eden Park with my fam­ily, the best se­lec­tion of vil­lage cafes in Auck­land, the lo­cals. How long have you lived there and where are you orig­i­nally from?

The last 12 years – be­fore that we lived in Pon­sonby. What do you like least and how can we fix it?

The per­ma­nent traf­fic con­ges­tion in the vil­lage. Close it to through traf­fic. The best place to buy din­ner in Mt Eden is...

Haru No Yume in the vil­lage, next to Tes­sori – fam­ily favourites. And who does the best fish & chips?

You can’t beat fresh fish cooked at home. Best chips – White Horse Take­aways. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most and why?

Sir Ray Avery – lived through ad­ver­sity to be­come a cre­ative en­tre­pre­neur who turned his skills to phi­lan­thropy, im­pact­ing thou­sands. If I was Auck­land’s mayor I would . . .

Quit When I’ve got a few hours free I like to . . .

Line up an ad­ven­ture with the kids, catch up with some read­ing, knock off a bit of DIY. The spot in Mt Eden I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is . . . Walk­ing to the top of the moun­tain, then drop­ping back in to one of the vil­lage cafes to recharge.

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