Sub­ur­ban di­ver­sity works

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What do you like best about living in Kings­land?

I think one good thing about the gen­tri­fi­ca­tion of sub­urbs is that you end up with a di­verse range of peo­ple shar­ing space to­gether. How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

I was born in Christchurch, stud­ied in Welling­ton and have lived here for two and a bit years. What do you like least and how can we fix it?

I would have loved but can only dream of buy­ing a house here. I don’t know much about eco­nomic so­lu­tions – all I know is im­pos­si­ble. Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in your area?

The Pon­sonby In­ter­na­tional Food­court is so good, es­pe­cially with a group of friends. You don’t have to de­cide one type of food that every­body agrees on. And it is su­per cheap. And who does the best fish’n’chips?

There’s a fish’n’chip shop up in Grey Lynn that still sells $1.50 scoops of chips. And the chicken fried rice there is some­thing like $7.80 which is in­sanely cheap. They are open late too which re­minds me of be­ing a stu­dent in Welling­ton. Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most – and why?

Russel Nor­man (who



I would class as a Kiwi). I watch him on InTheHouseNZ on YouTube a lot. I feel like he slogs away in Par­lia­ment try­ing to make New Zealand a bet­ter place for a lot of us and is laughed off the mic. Then the next day he is back try­ing again. If I was Auck­land’s mayor I’d . . .

Fast-track the plans for rail­ways and slow down the plans for mo­tor­ways. That will prob­a­bly stop a lot of peo­ple read­ing here. I think it is false to build more roads just be­cause peo­ple like to drive. I think peo­ple drive be­cause it’s the best op­tion for them right now. The rail to the air­port should be first. It’s a night­mare get­ting out there. When I’ve got a free few hours I like to . . .

Catch a train into the city and write plays or film scripts in a ran­dom cafe. The spot in Auck­land I’d rec­om­mend to tourists is . . .

I have only been to Piha once but it was in­sane. The power of those waves is some­thing I would rec­om­mend tourists ex­pe­ri­ence.

– Tom Ea­son is in Dust Pil­grim play­ing at Q Theatre un­til June 13.

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