Subdivision consent ‘epic fail’

Laurel St is the type of neighbourhood street that is a mecca for families. Take a walk down this quiet Mt Albert cul de sac and there is no shortage of evidence – front yards with trampolines, bikes and scooters. Not too hard to imagine groups of neighbourhood kids outside playing with each-other on summer evenings.

Rat-free Mt Albert on the way

A keen group of local volunteers want rat traps in more Mt Albert back yards to support their push to make the mountain rat free. The Owairaka Ratbaggers group has been working to rid the Mt Albert/Owairaka Domain of the pesky predators since August. They are now looking to ramp up the project by encouraging…

Former Mt Albert resident Lieutenant Colonel Esther Harrop has just returned from a posting in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

Mt Albert’s links to South Sudan

Mt Albert has been well represented in the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. Former Mt Albert resident, and one of the New Zealand army’s most senior women, Lieutenant Colonel Esther Harrop has recently returned from a nine-month deployment in the fledgling  east African country. While there she worked closely with former Mt Albert…

Mt Albert Primary

New principal’s aim – ‘choose us’

The new principal at Mt Albert Primary School is no stranger to the local community – and her goal is to make it “the school of choice” for parents and pupils. Marian Caulfield, who took up the reins at our oldest primary school at the beginning of the fourth term, spent several years at Gladstone Primary…