Saints and sinners

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Fave Auckland hangout…

Dr D in Oz


Away from the sleaze and grime of Auckland’s Karangahape Road and red light zone, known by the locals as K Road, St Kevin’s Arcade offers respite for the weary traveller or local.

Myers Park, AucklandThe arcade, named after the patron saint of Dublin, offers an old colonial shabby-chic sanctuary from the craziness of K Road. It’s one of my favourite places in Auckland, if not the world. With views over leafy but vertiginous Myers Park to the Sky Tower, it’s a great place to  browse second hand books, vinyls, bric-a-brac, vintage clothes. Get a trendy hair cut or meet a friend for brunch. Here you can fritter away a morning contemplating whether the flat white is a Kiwi or Aussie invention at Bestie, or bolster your courage with a cheeky cocktail before braving the K Road nightlife.

With amazing produce and the cultural vibrancy of Asia meeting…

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