High rent the only poor show

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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.


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