Beach a great backyard

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What do you like best about living in Auck­land?

Ko­hi­marama Beach is a pretty nice backyard to have but one of the things I love most about Auck­land is that there are so many amaz­ing places to ex­plore within a cou­ple of hours drive. I par­ticu- larly like head­ing to the Matakana Mar­kets and the West Coast beaches.

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

I’ve been in Auck­land for the best part of the past 11 years but grew up in Nel­son. What do you like least? Bat­tling the traf­fic in and out of the city over a long week­end.

Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in your area?

Genki in Ko­hi­marama does an amaz­ing Chicken Teriyaki. And who does the best fish n chips?

Kohi Fresh Take­aways

Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most – and why?

Ed­mund Hil­lary – he achieved some­thing spe­cial but re­mained hum­ble and com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing the lives of so many peo­ple around the world. He was a great am­bas­sador for New Zealand.

If I was Auck­land’s mayor I’d ...

Make sure I ask the city at large what they want from the cur­rent sta­dium de­bate. I ap­pre­ci­ate we don’t have a ton of funds to build a whole new sta­dium but it’s im­por­tant we don’t just take the easy op­tion in favour of the best long term so­lu­tion.

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

Golf. I’m very good at the driv­ing range but un­for­tu­nately it doesn’t re­ally fol­low through to the course all that of­ten.

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

Wai­heke Is­land. So close to Auck­land but you feel like you are a mil­lion miles away the mo­ment you set foot on the is­land.

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