Money not an issue? Buy lots of doughnuts

Lily Wogandt, 3.
Lily Wogandt, 3. Tegan Annett

OUT of the mouths of babes.

The Observer's mega street poll this week asked people what they would do if money wasn't an issue.

When the question was put to three-year-old Lily Wogandt, her answer was simple: "I would buy lots of doughnuts."

Travel was high on the agenda for the majority of grown-up respondents this week.

It's certainly an alluring prospect - to just take off and travel to wherever your dreams take you.

It was heartening, however, there were people who were keen to spend their fortune on helping others.

Here are some of the 40 responses by local people featured in Wednesday's Observer:

Ian Withers: I'd buy a fancy hotel in New Plymouth in NZ and obviously have enough money to get staff to run it.

Alan Vickery: Go for a holiday to China, Korea or New Zealand.

Carmel Bennett: Pay someone to do all the housework and I will be a lady of leisure.

Chintana Williams: Go for a holiday somewhere in Australia with the kids.

Shayne Malone: Sleep all day because I wouldn't have to do anything.

Barry Ross: Go back to the US. I spent 44 years there. I came back for the great people, great country and great medical system.

Dawn O'Toole: I wouldn't be here. I'd be on the Gold Coast living in the hinterland.

Melissa Malone: I wouldn't have to work. That would be a bonus. I don't really worry about money anyway.

Lily Wogandt, 3: I would buy lots of doughnuts.

Tash Berg: I wouldn't go back to work and stay at home to look after my child. I'm due to have my first in three weeks.

Shae Greenough: I'd help feed the poor children and break the barriers between countries like ours and third world countries.

Grab a copy of Wednesday's paper to check out more responses. And have your say in comments on what you'd do if money wasn't an issue.



Calliope man Ben Wriede wins Botanic to Bridge by 18 seconds

Calliope man Ben Wriede wins Botanic to Bridge by 18 seconds

Open Male and Female 8km winners cross the line with time to spare.

PAY FREEZE: Council's second offer after workers reject plan

PAY FREEZE: Council's second offer after workers reject plan

Council has been challenged to address years of wage freezes

Local Partners