En­joys friendly Mt Eden

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What do you like best about Mt Eden?

Friend­li­ness of res­i­dents, com­mu­nity spirit, many great fa­cil­i­ties, char­ac­ter hous­ing, great cafes in the vil­lage, many res­i­dent artists and the cen­tral lo­ca­tion. How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

I have lived in Mt Eden for 20 years and be­fore that var­i­ous flats in Auck­land for 10 years. Born in Welling­ton but proudly an Auck­lan­der. What do you like least and how can we fix it?

Auck­land’s traf­fic con­ges­tion. Con­tinue to im­prove public trans­port – in my case the buses – re­li­a­bil­ity, sched­ul­ing, routes across sub­urbs and af­ford­abil­ity. For me to use public trans­port more it has to be a vi­able and time-ef­fi­cient al­ter­na­tive. Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in Mt Eden?

My favourite place to eat any time of the day is Cir­cus Cir­cus Cafe. For a spe­cial din­ner, Eight at the Lang­ham. And who does the best fish ’n chips?

Mt Eden Fish Shop – im­pressed my rel­a­tives from Hong Kong. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire the most – and why?

My par­ents for their en­dur­ing and lov­ing mar­riage, for their un­con­di­tional love for their chil­dren, for their teach­ing of val­ues and life skills which con­tinue to in­spire me. If I was Auck­land’s mayor I’d . . .

Ap­point Peter Haynes as my deputy or even step aside for him.

Give the Al­bert-Eden Lo­cal Board bet­ter fund­ing, as it is the worst funded in Auck­land and is do­ing a great job for our com­mu­nity.

Con­trol rates in­creases as ours have risen by 10 per cent per an­num. Pre­serve her­itage hous­ing ar­eas from in­ap­pro­pri­ate high-den­sity devel­op­ment. Re­in­state greater pro­tec­tion for na­tive trees, in­clud­ing more sched­ul­ing. Con­tinue mow­ing the grass berms and con­tinue the bi­en­nial in­or­ganic rub­bish col­lec­tions. When I’ve got a free few hours I like to . . .

Gar­den, read and hang out with my daugh­ter.


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