From The Coffee Club

If I could only visit one city in New Zealand it would be … Queenstown, perfect anytime of the year.

Three things I love about the North Island are …
1. Mangawhai, 2. accessibility to good beaches,
3. restaurants in Auckland

Describe the typical New Zealander in three words … Friendly, approachable, and accepting.

My favourite spot to relax is … Monte Cecelia Park with my dog Kane.

NZ’s yummiest icecream can be found at …
Kapiti store on Shortland Street!

Essential Kiwi lingo to learn … Sweet as!

The best autumn nature walk is …
Along Bethels Beach.

My ultimate ‘family day out’ would be … A trip to Waiheke Island with my partner and our dog, swimming at Palm Beach, lunch at one of the beautiful wineries there, then back to Auckland for dinner at White and Wongs by the waterfront.  That would be my Groundhog Day!

If you love adventure you should check out …
The Sky Tower jump… it’s not for the faint-hearted but well worth it.

When I need a caffeine fix I go to …
Naturally, The Coffee Club, otherwise Bird on a Wire
at Ponsonby Central.

For a good view, visit … Rangitoto Island – when you reach the summit the view back to Auckland City is spectacular.

My hometown’s best-kept secret is … Prego on Ponsonby Road, but it’s not really a secret. That, and Kumeu River Pinot Gris!

I love New Zealand because … It has a laid-back lifestyle and the people are friendly, and I think we have the best food and restaurants in the world!