Jacinda Ardern has given a commitment to Mt Albert people that the Unitec development will be “gold standard” and certainly no blot on the local landscape.
The local board representing your interests within the far-reaching tentacles of the supercity asked for views on the projects and issues that matter… and the voices were muted. Fewer than 2000 of the 95,000 people living in the Albert-Eden Local Board area took the trouble to have their say on Auckland Council’s 10-year budget (including…
Mt Albert Grammar has received a powerful endorsement of the education it offers, with the Education Review Office deciding it will not revisit the school for four or five years. A team from the office was at MAGS in February and its full report, just revealed, notes: “The high expectations for student achievement and attainment…
In one of Auckland’s oldest suburbs, nostalgia has a ready audience. And when nostalgia is mixed with the tragedies of war, the blend can be compelling. The Mt Albert Inc Anzac week story of the two local boys who were inseparable through their youth and died alongside each other in World War One drew 1600…
How long is long enough? How long should neighbours and a community have to wait before a land owner decides it’s time to do something about a bombshell site that’s an absolute eyesore?
Ron McLean and Keith Hunter were not just mates. They were best mates – young lives built in the streets and wide open spaces of Mt Albert in an era of hard graft and simple pleasures.
The last week or so has marked a change in the short life of Mt Albert Inc. The idea with the site was always to create an online version of a community newspaper – partly to compensate for the lack of local news in the Central Leader and the Herald, but also to establish a trusted source away from the rumours and gossip of social media.
Most mornings as I ride on my exercycle I watch television. UKTV is the station of choice and The Bill is a favourite.
The Government is aiming to build 50 per cent more homes on its Unitec block than the target proposed under the original private scheme.
In three to four years, when its new farm centre is open, Mt Albert Grammar could be the biggest school in the country, with a roll of probably 3300 to 3400.
To most of us, David Shearer is surely a strange animal. Why on earth would a smart worldly-wise bloke choose to leave the family he loves in peaceful suburban Auckland for a risky hell-hole where respect for human life barely registers?
With the village upgrade almost complete, local eyes are starting to turn to the intended town centre plaza and wondering if it will ever happen.