Sub­urbs have own char­ac­ter

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What do you like best about Hills­bor­ough?

I love the prox­im­ity to a num­ber of di­verse sub­urbs each with a dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter – Royal Oak, Mt Roskill, One­hunga or New­mar­ket.

How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

This May I will have lived here for three years. I came from Ranui in Waitakere.

What do you like least and how can we fix it?

Traf­fic along Hills­bor­ough Rd. We need more buses and safe cy­cle friendly op­tions.

Where’s the best place to buy din­ner?

My two favourite places are Cha­haat (In­dian) at Green­woods Cor­ner and Cinta (Malaysian) on Do­min­ion Rd.

And who does the best fish ’n chips?

I don’t know, I never buy fish ‘n chips.

Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most – and why?

Ray Avery who rose above very tough child­hood ex­pe­ri­ences to found the char­ity Medicine Mondiale. He used his ed­u­ca­tion, skill and sci­en­tific knowl­edge to cre­ate a devel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion which sup­plies af­ford­able life­sav­ing health­care tech­nolo­gies to the poor­est and most dis­ad­van­taged.

If I was Auck­land’s mayor I’d ...

Get in­volved in find­ing so­lu­tions to the hous­ing cri­sis in Auck­land by sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment of truly af­ford­able hous­ing through ini­tia­tives such as hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tions.

When I’ve got a free few hours I like to ...

On a fine day have a walk in any of the nearby parks, Man­gere Bridge coastal walk­way or the botan­i­cal gar­dens.

The spot in Auck­land I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is ...

Take a drive out to Muri­wai and go to the look­out over­look­ing the gan­net colony. It has the most mag­nif­i­cent vis­tas – birds above and be­low and miles of sea and sky.

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