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PEOPLE ON THE BUS: Q&A

Route 839/822

Every day the North Shore buses are filled with our readers going into the city
to study or work. Here’s
who we met this month…


Name: Mat Szczepanski
Home/suburb: Takapuna
Bus: 839 / 822
Occupation/Title: Adviser Support
Fun fact: I built my dog a dog house, which he has never used.
Channel Magazine: Why do you take the bus?
Mat Szczepanski: It’s much quicker and cheaper than driving  

CM:    What is the most interesting conversation you have had on the bus?
MS: 
   Nothing really pops as one instance of an amazing story, I find just talking to people and getting to know them make the bus ride more enjoyable.

CM:    When you are not on the bus, we are most likely to find you...?
MS:
    At home, work or on the golf course.

CM:    How long have you lived on the Shore?
MS:
    Pretty much all my life.

CM:    Favourite thing about the Shore?
MS:
    The Shore has a community feel where you can talk to anyone.

CM:    What’s your favourite restaurant on the North Shore?
MS:
    I love Botticelli’s in Takapuna – they have amazing veal!

CM:    What’s your favourite bar on the North Shore?
MS: 
   I quite like the Mac’s Brew Bar in Takapuna for its laid back feel and open plan.

CM:    When you aren’t on the Shore – where is your favourite place to visit? Why?
MS:
    The Coromandel, because it is an amazing place with beautiful beaches.

CM:    We see you on your iphone on the bus – what is your favourite app?
MS:
    Sleep Cycle, It’s an alarm that wakes you up when you’re in the shallow part of your sleep cycle based on your body movements in bed.

CM:    Any other latest gadgets or apps you want or have to have?
MS:
    I would love to get my hands on an iPad 3!

CM:    Do you have any hobbies or projects at the moment?
MS:
    I am currently fundraising to enter into the Accor Hotels $10 challenge to Cure Kids in October. Teams of 2 have to make their way from Auckland
to Queenstown on $10 doing challenges along the way in an “amazing race” style, all of this in a costume. We need more donations in order to reach our $7,000 entry fee target. If you can donate – any amount would be fantastic!
www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/legoduo

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