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November 1, 2018
Culture

Rate your favourite council candidates in CityMag’s Local Election Tinder

The City of Adelaide's council elections come around only once every four years. Before you give them '1', get a little closer to the local candidates with CityMag's Local Election Tinder.

According to the laws of modern dating, no one jumps into a four-year relationship without a doing a bit of groundwork first, so CityMag decided to take some initiative on your behalf and speed-dated 22 of the local candidates for this year’s council elections – to give you some insight before giving them your all-important ‘1’.

See all the candiDATES below, and head over to Instagram to let us know how they rate for you on a scale of nought to 🔥🔥🔥


Arman Abrahimzadeh

What’s your favourite place in the city?
My favourite place in the city is the Riverbank. It is peaceful yet vibrant, beautiful yet simple and as much as the river divides the CBD and North Adelaide, it brings people together.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
I would take Adelaide to Lady Burra Brewhouse as they have great food, good selection of drinks and a great atmosphere regardless of the day and time you visit!

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
I love exploring the CBD and North Adelaide with my more sensible half, Genevieve. She encourages me to push boundaries and try new things and also helps keep me grounded.

 

 


B-J Price

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Favourite place in the city – Victoria Square – vibrant – lovely memories of the past but wonderful new experiences. During the last school holidays a temporary ice-rink was installed and children in wheelchairs (including my son Max) got to experience skating on ice for the first time!

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
I’d take Adelaide on a first date to Cafe Outside the Square on Whitmore Square.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Favourite hobby – driving the ‘speed demon’ (disability modified beach buggy) and outdoor baths in the scrub!

 

 

 


Daniel Turner

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Wellington Square. The reason I love this square so much because it has literally been our families front yard for the past seven years.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
I would take Adelaide on a pub crawl through North Adelaide to support our institutions which have been around for centuries and hold large historical significance.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
My favourite hobby is being an amateur adventurer such as an ultra-marathon I competed in during 2015 across the Sahara desert raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities in North Adelaide.

 

 

 


Driller Jet Armstrong

What’s your favourite place in the city?
My fave place in the city is of course the decks and the dance floor at Sugar!

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
I would take my date back in time to Rundle street circa 1990 when it was a bohemian hub for artists and musicians. I would show my date what has been tragically lost by the so called gentrification of the east end by big developers. After that we’d jump back in the time machine and dance the night away at sugar to one of the world’s international touring artists!

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Hobbies – Owls, collecting vintage motor scooters, making controversial art, and collecting records and deejaying.

 

 


Franz Knoll

What’s your favourite place in the city?
My favourite place in the city is Adelaide Central Market, not only are my businesses Barossa Fine Foods and Angelakis Bros there, but the sights, sounds and smells are like nothing else!

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
I would take Adelaide to Andre’s Cucina, Frome Road.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
My favourite pastime is collecting wine and dreaming up innovative foods for my businesses.

 

 

 

 


Helen Donovan

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Walking/cycling/floating down the River Torrens.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Hotel Longtime: we would eat and drink our way through their delicious Asian Fusion menu.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Projects! My neighbours and I worked together to create a colourful community garden.

 

 

 

 


Houssam Abiad

What’s your favourite place in the city?
My favourite place in the city is the East End. I spent close to a decade in business there and it has this great village feel and an inspired hospitality offering.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
I would take Adelaide on a gastronomic tour, dining course by course, beginning at the Central Markets. You can blame my Lebanese background but I’m just a sucker for a good date!

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
I’m kind of a Bublé, not gonna lie. You can find me winding down at night with my piano and guitar. At which point in time my wife starts drinking.

 

 

 


Julie Moralee

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Central Markets.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
East End Cellars Tasting Room, with the extensive selection of wine the conversation could never run dry! And then there is their toasted sandwiches.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
A professional once said to me “you are not built to run long distance” Since then, I have run hundreds of kilometres using the parklands as my training ground. Through the solace of early morning long runs, many great ideas have been born.

 

 

 


Kate Treloar

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Our Parklands are amazing! I love quiet time escaping urban life, family picnics & festival time here.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
I have many Central Market favourites but Le Souk is the perfect first date choice (if you’ve been there you’ll know why!)

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Reading….to relax, to empathise, to learn, to escape or to avoid work.

 

 

 

 


Keiran Snape

What’s your favourite place in the city?
My favourite place in Adelaide is the South Park Lands. Nothing beats a casual walk through the greenery on a nice day.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Definitely the Central Markets. All the sights and smells and finishing it off with some farm fresh food. Yum.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Reading a good book. It’s a great way to unwind and I love to lose myself in a well written adventure. Plus it’s good for the mind!

 

 

 

 


Mark Hamilton

What’s your favourite place in the city?
The Darling Building is a fantastic example of heritage upgrading – I often go to Crack Kitchen across the road for coffee.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Pasta at Rigoni’s Bistro. My wife took me here in 1990 to tell me she was pregnant with our twin daughters. It was my best date!

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
I run the family wine business Hamilton’s Ewell Vineyards from the city. It is a major passion of mine. Glass of Shiraz?

 

 

 

 


Phil De Bondi

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Princess Elizabeth Playground, family favourite and elected I’ll make sure this sword comes out of the stone….at least once 🙂

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Chinatown but specifically, Thanh Thanh for the Phở and Vietnamese coffee. Om Nom, Nom.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Grappling (BJJ), it’s like solving a puzzle that moves while also keeping all your toes. In March I nearly lost mine but I still love the city community at Terry Balboa on Gunson St.

 

 

 

 


Phil martin

What’s your favourite place in the city?
My favourite place in the City is my neighbourhood. Melbourne Street is right on my doorstep, we have the greatest coffee spots in Adelaide. The best part is bumping into friends, neighbours and community members while I’m there.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
I would take Adelaide to O’Connell Street. You’re spoilt for choice whatever the mood!

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
For a wind down, I really enjoy relaxing with a good book, in particular reading about our local history, not to mention hunting for gems in second hand bookstores!

 

 

 


Rick Carter

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Lot Fourteen and University of Adelaide’s ThincLab where you can meet the young Entrepreneurs building the businesses of the future to deliver the growth and jobs that Adelaide needs. So many exciting projects and young people with energy, drive, passion and vision.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
An emerging Smart City – Chatanooga in Tennessee USA. Once dubbed the dirtiest city in the US has undergone a massive transformation much of it around the Gig City Internet Infrastructure (Adelaide also is a part of the Gig City network).

The Smart City Division plans for and develops new technology – autonomous vehicles, mobility as a service, and more – that will transform the future of transportation in Chattanooga. The division also manages street lights, traffic signals, and data about the streets to keep people safe and moving efficiently.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Riding my Road bike into the Hills or along the beaches or my Mountain bike around the city and parklands where I would love to see a Mountain Bike track.


Robert Simms

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Love the Pride Walk in Light Square! A celebration of diversity and inclusion in our city!

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Can’t beat a cocktail at Pink Moon Saloon on Leigh Street!

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
I’m a nerd. Love reading.

 

 

 

 

 


Sally Kolbig

What’s your favourite place in the city?
North Adelaide parklands.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Pink Pig Wine Bar, North Adelaide

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Snow skiing in Queenstown.

 

 

 

 

 


Sam Taylor

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Sir Samuel Way Building. Going to turn it into an interstate High Speed Rail Station :O

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
48 Flavours on Gouger St. I would also go here on the second date.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Reading with Archie @the_pug_that_posts cosy at home

 

 

 

 

 


Sandy Verschoor

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Central Market .. Love my food!

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Hmm been a while since I’ve been on a first date .. I’d take Adelaide on a tour in my Dad’s MGA!

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Travel and Photography – I love exploring new and old places.

 

 

 

 

 


Sandy Wilkinson

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Best authentic Italian pizza in Adelaide at Pizza e Mozzarella Bar.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Gresham Street (the French Quarter) with snails and Lillet Vermouth on Ice.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
Soaking up our fantastic arts culture in Adelaide.

 

 

 

 

 


Sanja Jovanovic

What’s your favourite place in the city?
BTS Cafe – The cupcakes are fabulous!

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
An evening stroll through Rundle Mall and along North Terrace. Peaceful, beautiful and exciting! There’s always something to see, whether it be buskers, heritage buildings, festivals or performances from local artists! Adelaide is a festival city and it is something that should be embraced with open arms.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
I love the performing arts, ballet, music and culture.

 

 

 


Stephanie Johnston

What’s your favourite place in the city?
Where I live on central Halifax Street is hard to beat – with its mix of yoga studio, heritage and residential buildings, architectural and design offices, advertising agencies, legal firms, restaurants, bars, not-for-profits, theatre, church, bike shop and Theosophical bookshop.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
Herringbone is serving up sumptuous shared plates for a first date.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
I love walking my dog Gil in the Adelaide Park Lands.

 

 

 

 


Valdis Dunis

What’s your favourite place in the city?
306 Ward Street, North Adelaide. So happy to have saved it from demolition  … for now.

Where would you take Adelaide on a first date?
A picnic at LeFevre Park with the horses at sunset or sunrise. The calm of nature and the sun’s stunning colours are a magic mix.

What’s your favourite pastime/hobby?
I love bringing fun new ideas to life – making SA 100% Renewable Energy powered, all-electric Formula E car racing for Adelaide, bringing home more SA expats, or most recently using an e-bike for campaigning.

 

 

 


 

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