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.