Fan­tas­tic for fam­i­lies

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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., 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.

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