My Auck­land

Louise and Robert Sly share the best spots around Man­gereˉ and be­yond.

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1. We quite of­ten go for drives around Mān­gere, out to the Stone­fields and round and about, spot­ting our favourite land­scapes and ar­chi­tec­ture. The Mān­gere War Memo­rial Hall build­ing is one of our favourites. ———

2. We of­ten go to Mān­gere Moun­tain on the week­ends, as it’s a great place for a walk or some tree climb­ing with the kids. It gets pretty wild and windy up there. Once you drive round the back of the moun­tain, it quickly turns to farm­land and you for­get that you’re a 15-minute drive to the city. ———

3. This is us at Stark­white Gallery [510 Karanga­hape Rd] with our kids Char­lie and Edna. ———

4. This is Mān­gere Bridge. There’s a good loop to do of both the old and new bridges, good for bike rides or walk­ing over to One­hunga for a cof­fee. It’s good to see peo­ple still fish­ing off the old bridge. ———

5. Our Sun­day night rit­ual, when we can’t be both­ered cook­ing, is to go to Corona­tion Take­aways [43B Corona­tion Rd, Mān­gere Bridge] for the best, good old clas­sic kiwi fish burger. ———

6. Only min­utes along Kiwi Es­planade, you can es­cape the city and be sur­rounded by farm and beach at Am­bury Farm [43 Am­bury Rd, Mān­gere Bridge]. ———

7. Robert de­signs gar­dens and is the res­i­dent green thumb. Our gar­den is a green, se­cluded lit­tle oa­sis. We spend heaps of time round the house and gar­den in the week­ends. We’re home­bod­ies at heart. ———

8. This is Louise’s work­room for her small cloth­ing la­bel Sly & Com­pany, where she ends up spend­ing half the week­end, in be­tween work­ing for a char­ity store in Flat Bush. ———

9. A great way to spend a lazy af­ter­noon is at Villa Maria [118 Mont­gomerie Rd, Man­gere], do­ing a wine tast­ing and lay­ing on the lawn in the sun. ———

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