A huge new housing development will rise on the Unitec land in Mt Albert

Future goal: a ‘desirable’ Unitec

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s recent announcement that the Government plans to build between 3,000 and 4,000 new homes on a site in Auckland’s Mt Albert had many people reaching for their calculators. Could it be right, and is it even possible, that a new residential neighbourhood could be built to a density of between 100 and 133 units a hectare?

Woweee! What a wild old night!

Oh, what a night! Surely the wildest we’ve had for years, probably decades. It caused merry hell, dropping trees, shutting off power, ripping away sheds and trampolines, closing roads and schools and leaving a trail of general mayhem but, thankfully, no human harm. Avis Morris joined the rest of the suburb on picture patrol.