Fantastic for families
What do you like best about Mt Albert?
With two young children the local parks and recreational facilities – Rocket Park, the Zoo, the YMCA, the Wave Pool, Motat, Western Springs – are a huge highlight. How long have you lived here and where are you originally from?
I was born in Mt Albert. What do you like least and how can we fix it?
The council’s lack of invest- ment in Mt Albert’s town centre is a disgrace. The most basic of expected infrastructure – adequate pavements, lighting, and amenities – have been left to disintegrate for well over 15 years. We must all become engaged in the current consultation process surrounding the 10-year budget to ensure the completion of the Mt Albert town centre renewal. Visit shapeauckland. co.nz, or you can also attend a hosted information evening on February 26 at the Potters Park Events Centre, Balmoral, 6.30pm 8.30pm. Where’s
the best place to buy dinner?
In Mt Albert – Sal Rose provides a fabulous, local, family dining environment. And who does the best fish ’n’ chips?
The Fish & Chip Shop at 160 Sandringham Rd. Who is the Kiwi you admire most – and why?
I have huge admiration for Sir Harold Marshall, an architect, engineer and physicist. In 2009, Marshall accepted the title Knight Companion of the Order, KNZM. The humble man still co-chairs the Mt Albert Residents Assn. and is involved in a number of community groups. He has played a huge role in advocating for Mt Albert residents. When I’ve got a free few hours I like to . . .
Enjoy time with my husband and young family exploring Auckland. The spot in Auckland I’d recommend to tourists is . . .
For the kids, Auckland Zoo and then a picnic/walk around the lake at Western Springs. For adult visitors, lunch at Wynyard Quarter and then jump on a ferry to Waiheke and enjoy our vineyards.