MY WEEK­END

Grafton’s Je­han Casi­nader, re­porter for TV1 cur­rent af­fairs show Sun­day, on his usual week­end

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Pretty city Fri­day, 6pm I’ll leave TVNZ and walk to my flat. Dusk is my favourite time of day; there’s some­thing beau­ti­ful about the city as it morphs into a dif­fer­ent beast at night. I’ll have a few mates over for a rum and a yarn about our hopes and fears.

Snug spot Satur­day, 9am Many cafes are in chaos on Satur­days, but there’s al­ways a cosy, quiet spot at Fort Greene. An­drea and Liam are the most charm­ing, hard-work­ing cafe own­ers I’ve met. The food is su­perb, and the in­gre­di­ents are made on-site. St Kevins Ar­cade, 183 Karanga­hape Rd

Long reads Satur­day, 2pm I of­ten save up ar­ti­cles and clips to di­gest on the week­end, rang­ing from New Yorker es­says to mu­sic videos. I’ll catch up on Kim Hill’s RNZ in­ter­views too. She’s a force of na­ture.

Back to the Ar­cade Satur­day, 7pm I spend a lot of time in St Kevins Ar­cade. It’s easy to dis­ap­pear into the dark­ness at The Wine Cel­lar, af­ter which I’ll pop across to Acho’s for Ja­panese tapas, or a beau­ti­ful Le­banese meal at Gem­mayze St. 183 Karanga­hape Rd

Fresh air Sun­day, 3pm I of­ten feel trapped in the CBD but a quick run in the Auck­land Do­main, fol­lowed by a few min­utes ly­ing in the grass star­ing at the clouds, helps put ev­ery­thing in per­spec­tive. Par­nell

Down­time Sun­day, 8pm I have a strict rou­tine on Sun­day nights. I get to bed early, light a can­dle and pour a cup of pep­per­mint tea. Af­ter down­load­ing some new tunes, I plan the week; I’m recharged.

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