A de­sign for life

North Shore Times - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

Lloyd Ma­comber, 52, an ar­chi­tect who works for Salmon Reed Ar­chi­tects, lives in Birken­head

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

I’ve lived here 23 years and I am orig­i­nally from For­rest Hill.

De­scribe your neigh­bour­hood.

My neigh­bour­hood is a cul de sac with houses from 1930s to new, na­tive trees and rel­a­tive pri­vacy.

What is your ear­li­est mem­ory of the Shore? Walk­ing with my mother in my pre-school days to catch the old Bed­ford 875 bus to the big smoke. Very ex­cit­ing!

What are the great­est ad­van­tages to liv­ing here?

Close to East Coast beaches, es­tab­lished fam­ily, fa­mil­iar land­marks. It’s the bet­ter side of the bridge to be!

Where is your favourite North Shore beach and why?

Taka­puna be­cause I’ve been go­ing there since I was three years old and it’s the one beach I re­ally missed when liv­ing out of Auck­land.

Who is the per­son you ad­mire the most and why?

My par­ents, who left a com­fort­able life in the Is­lands to set­tle in New Zealand for their chil­dren’s education. A fa­mil­iar story to some and one which I am grate­ful for ev­ery day.

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

Not much, that’s why I live here!

Where is the best place to have a meal?

At home or at friends, on the Shore of course. What are you do­ing this week­end?

‘‘[I ad­mire] my par­ents, who left a com­fort­able life in the Is­lands to set­tle in New Zealand for their chil­dren's education. A fa­mil­iar story to some and one which I am grate­ful for ev­ery day.’’

The kids are play­ing sport, I am go­ing to see my Mum, go for a walk on the beach and have gen­eral fam­ily time.

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