PEOPLE ON THE BUS: Q&A
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
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!