People make this suburb
What do you like best about Balmoral?
It’s the people that make the place. It’s an exceptionally easy community to make new acquaintances with pockets of small shops and divine dining. How long have you lived here and where are you originally from?
I’ve been in Balmoral for five months now, moving here from my Mt Eden family home of 20-odd years. I was born in Papakura and hold ethnic roots in India. What do you like least and how can we fix it?
Balmoral has a terrific food scene. I think it’s time for the social and cultural scene to mirror this with a few more activities. Opening the old cinema on Dominion Rd or sponsoring some new small galleries would inject a bit more culture beyond the eateries. Where’s the best place to buy dinner in Balmoral?
Yokoso Sushi near the Dominion and Valley road intersection. Run by the friendliest husband and wife team, they make the most delicious and freshest sushi with love you can taste. And who does the fish’n’chips?
Mt Eden Village Fish Shop. Tried and trusted, grab some beautiful golden fish and head up Mt Eden for a view with your food. For a healthy alternative you can’t go past the salmon, smoked in house. If I was mayor I’d . . .
Listen to the people. The hardest task would be finding a balance between the needs of everyone while still
best trying to be at the helm of progressive development. I would try to get behind local businesses and develop our city from the ground up. When I’ve got a few free hours I like to . . .
Explore! Auckland’s an exciting city, there’s always something on to enjoy, from exhibits at the museum or art gallery, to a laugh at The Classic Comedy Club. The spot I’d recommend to tourists is ... my backyard. I’d head up to one of the local butchers for some choice cuts, grab a bottle from Bill at Village Winery in Mt Eden and show our visitors how we host in New Zealand.