Letter from the Editor - April 2024

There are 20 letters to the editor this month and they cover seven and a half pages with issues like the Good Citizens’ Awards, Auckland Transport, Cycleways, the 10 year plan, Meola Road, The WLB and others.

Please keep them coming as we enjoy reading about the issues of the day. We want to know how people are thinking and feeling.

It was nice to see Kourtney Kardashian and drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182 having a plant-based burger at Wise Boys in Grey Lynn. They ate the signature burger - the Wise Boy with a side of onion rings. The locals were so impressed and excited to see international A-listers in our ‘hood. It was nice of the pair to give a shout out on social media about their meal.

This month, we asked eight of our readers to tell us their experiences of living in apartments. Twenty years ago these were harder to sell with many Kiwis wanting their dream of a family house on a quarter-acre section. But now virtually it seems like every corner has apartments on them or has them planned as our city grows.

Our eight interviews include a marketing director, a retailer, the Mayor, a real estate agent, a maximalist and a semi retired couple.

Paris Butter's Chef Nick Honeyman has recently been awarded his first Michelin Star for restaurant Le Petit Léon. Situated in the heart of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère in the South of France, Le Petit Léon is one of 52 eateries in France that has been awarded a prestigious Michelin star this year, the first for Honeyman and his team.

Boujee night of Boogie coming to Auckland – 16 May. Get set to groove the night away to disco tunes performed by a full symphony orchestra, plus enjoy fabulous food and cocktails at Auckland Philharmonia’s newest event – Boogie Wonderland: Disco Ball on 16 May in the Auckland Town Hall.

Competition to mark National Farmers Markets Week…Tricia Reade was delighted to learn that she was the lucky winner of the Ponsonby News competition to mark National Farmers Markets Week.

On a Sunday last month, Tricia and her daughter, Kirsten Morrell, visited Grey Lynn Farmers Market to collect her prize of $100 market vouchers and to spend some of her winnings. (MARTIN LEACH)

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Published: March 2024