So many great places in north

Ge­off Til­ley, guest house pro­pri­etor, Waipapa Ro­tary mem­ber and past pres­i­dent.

The Bay Chronicle - - OUT & ABOUT - What do you like about the Far North? How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from? What do you like least and how can we fix it? What’s your favourite eatery? Your highlight of the week? If I were the Far North mayor I’d... When I’ve g

It’s got to be the peo­ple. We know and love many peo­ple from all walks and va­ri­eties of life.

They’ve all been lovely, friendly and beau­ti­ful peo­ple.

Fifty-five years, born and bred in the UK.

Af­ter a very trau­matic but short per­sonal tragedy I moved to New Zealand and I’ve loved ev­ery minute of my 13 years here.

It’s got to be the roads. Liv­ing on a dirt road it’s the one com­plaint I have.

How can we fix it?

Per­haps all roads in the coun­try should come un­der the New Zealand Trans­port Agency and taken away from coun­cils.

Be­ing a guest house pro­pri­etor I like to en­sure all guests get the very best from their vis­its and restau­rants form part of that ad­vice.

For its size Kerik­eri has got a tremen­dous va­ri­ety and qual­ity of restau­rants and it would be un­fair of me to highlight one above the oth­ers.

But I en­joy eat­ing out!

The only thing that I do ev­ery

There’s so many.

I quite like [film­maker] Peter Jack­son and I think his­tory will look back and see that he was a pi­o­neer and a huge pro­moter of mas­sive new in­dus­try for New Zealand.

In the dig­i­tal age we need to do more than ex­port meat and milk and films is where we need to be and Peter Jack­son would lead

Hav­ing come from the UK and im­me­di­ately set­tling in North­land...quite frankly New Zealand south of Auck­land is still that funny lit­tle coun­try in the south Pa­cific which I must visit one day.

It’s hard to find a best place in North­land - ex­cept North­land.

There’s so many good places.

Be­ing new to own­ing a dog [Rocco] I’m quite dis­ap­pointed at the lim­i­ta­tions put on tak­ing your dog out.

While there are al­ways bad dog own­ers who let the side down, if I was mayor I would make dog friendly places far more avail­able.

I love so­cial­is­ing.

And re­fer back to my favourite eatery ques­tion and the ques­tion about what I like best about the Far North.

In the dig­i­tal age we need to do more than ex­port meat and milk and films is where we need to be and [New Zealand film­maker] Peter Jack­son would lead that.

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