High rent the only poor show
What do you like best about the city?
There is always a show on, so many dance shows, music, theatre and comedy shows. They all happen right in the city. A dinner and a movie doesn’t cut it any more.
How long have you lived here and where are you originally from?
I moved to Auckland seven years ago to study dance but sunny Nelson will always be my home.
What do you like least and how can we fix it?
My rent keeps going up and up. Give more funding to the arts so there are more dance jobs and I can pay my rent.
Where’s the best place to buy dinner in the city?
If it’s a date night, Mekong Baby in Ponsonby. A friends’ night out, definitely Mexico, Britomart. But to be honest my boyfriend and I eat at Soul Thai, Grey Lynn, far more often than we should. Who does the best fish and chips?
My friend Sofia assures me Newton Fish and Chippery is the business.
Who is the Kiwi admire most and why?
The women of In Flagrante. These powerful, intelligent women inspire me every day.
If I was Auckland’s mayor I would. . .
Ban cars in the CBD and make everyone ride bikes. Set up a cheap rehearsal space for freelance dancers and actors.
When I’ve got a few hours free I like to. . .
I love the French markets in Parnell on a Saturday morning. I also like to visit the pet store and look at the puppies.
The spot in the city I’d recommend most to tourists is. . .
There is a little spot underneath the north side of the harbour bridge. It’s the perfect spot to eat a picnic dinner, see the best view of the city and waste the last few shots on your roll of film.