Milling people in city streets

Who we are: our vital statistics

If you bang into someone on the streets of Mt Albert who is a 35-year-old Pakeha, probably with a child, working in a professional field earning more than a mate elsewhere and living in her own home with a partner – you have found an average Mt Albertian. How do we know that? Easy –…

The Food andf Plant research centre in Mt Albert

$49m ride to world-class future

It’s a Mt Albert landmark, unmissable on the left, just past Alberton Ave, as you drive east around Mt Albert Rd. At six storeys, it’s clearly one of the biggest buildings in the district. Shrouded in scaffolding in recent months, it’s been even more noticeable.

Mt Albert classical guitgarist Bruce Paine performing at Alberton House

Q and A spotlight on Bruce Paine

Bruce Paine is a noted New Zealand classical guitarist and guitar composer who lives on the slopes of Mt Albert. He presents concerts locally and around the country, and makes CD recordings of his work that are frequently broadcast by Radio New Zealand.

Anne Duncan Real Estate is marketing the planned new townhouse development in Allendale Rd, Mt Albert

Allendale’s 10 new townhouses

A lovely old bungalow in Allendale Rd is making way for 10 new townhouses in the latest example of how the Unitary Plan is starting to change the face of Auckland. A resource consent application has been lodged for the smart new development and, assuming it is approved, the houses will be ready for owners…

‘Prang Alley’ leads latest top 10

The local stories that caught your eye last month were topped by Auckland Transport’s plans to reduce the danger at the Asquith Ave/New North Rd intersection. The story was read by nearly 1000 people, placing it in the top 10 most-read stories published by Mt Albert Inc since it began life last October – and…

The mess at Ferndale House after reptiles dumped rubbish

‘Not me’ says Ferndale suspect

It’s one thing the mayor banging on about the disgrace of dumping rubbish on city streets and properties – but it’s quite another to nail the mindless people who do the dirty work. Phil Goff has thrown $200,000 towards identifying and catching illegal tippers, and it’s a start. But if the result of the investigation…

Mt Albert village shops

Quake code reaches Mt Albert

Mt Albert’s commercial landlords are about to get news they could do without – the demand to spend big money to reduce the risk of earthquake damage in a shake that may never come. Auckland is not on a fault line and the risk of a serious earthquake here is low, but around 40 commercial…

House price-to-CV gaps open

What do you read into new capital values? People who have been around the real estate industry for a few years know that “sight unseen” council valuations – imposed every three years to help assess rates levied on individual property owners – can have their imperfections.