Where would I grow up today?
“Imagining the life my mum and I might have lived in Auckland now, today, with its sky high and ever-climbing rents, makes me shudder. If we were in the situation now that we were then, would we be living in a car or someone’s garage? Probably. We certainly wouldn’t be living in Ponsonby.” Read more
Mice, bad flats, good coffee: my first four years in Wellington
The entire city of Wellington is like the suburb of Ponsonby in that when you live there, every time you go out you will see someone you know. A friend, a colleague, or just a person you recognise from the neighbourhood — one of the guys who works at Flight Hangar, or a personal trainer from the gym. Read more