Mt Albert Grammar

Green light for new MAGS zone

Mt Albert Grammar School’s zone has changed – cutting out the Unitec land where the Government plans to build a new town of up to 4000 homes. The Ministry of Education has approved the school’s application to amend its zone and the change takes effect from this month, pulling the western boundary back to Carrington…

May stories that took your eye

Politics may not be everyone’s cup of  tea, but when your local MP is Jacinda Ardern more people are  inclined to take an interest. Mt Albert Inc featured three stories on the Prime Minister in May and they all scored highly on the “must-read” list. In a month drawing 14,000 separate page views, the story…

Mt Albert's new pocket park

Village ‘sweet spot’ near says AT

Auckland Transport is still trying to find the “sweet spot” that will allow the most efficient traffic flows through the main Mt Albert village intersection, and it will be the middle of next week before the fine-tuning gives the best result. A full fortnight after the ceremony to mark the end of the village upgrade,…

Mt Albert Aquatic Centre

Mt Albert may lose public pool

The writing may be on the wall for a new swimming pool in Mt Albert to replace the decaying aquatic centre. The 20-year-old centre in the grounds of Mt Albert Grammar is on borrowed time in more ways than one – and there are signs it will be replaced in the “inner-west” by a new…

Traffic at Mt Albert village

Highs and lows of morning peak

Right, now we’ve got rid of those damned orange cones, the village has passed its appearance test. It just looks and feels better. But what about the traffic test to really get everyone snarling if it tripped: the challenge of the first peak commuter run?