Jacinda Ardern at Mt Albert village upgrade

PM’s sights swing to New York

The international stage has got in the way of Jacinda Ardern’s hopes to front Auckland Transport executives for their side of the story on the Mt Albert town centre upgrade. The Prime Minister – and the MP for Mt Albert – asked her staff to set up a meeting over community concerns with the upgrade,…

Chamberlain Park golf course

Last chance for pro-golf group?

The Chamberlain Park re-development is close to a start, with Auckland Council likely to hear the initial resource consent application within the next few weeks. Consents are needed before work can begin on stage one of the overall plan by the Albert Eden Local Board to cut the golf course from 18 holes to nine…

Unitec land at Mt Albert

Council cut out of Unitec project

Government moves to shove aside Auckland Council and Unitary Plan and effectively do what it likes on the Unitec housing project will be met with some disquiet in Mt Albert. The plan, unveiled by Housing Minister Phil Twyford, is to set up an urban development authority (UDA) in Auckland that will control 12 to 15…

Pocket park in Mt Albert

‘Let’s see what summer brings’

Peter Haynes has a couple of stark pictures he took of the Mt Albert village shopping strip in the sunshine of mid-winter back in 2011 As chair of the Albert Eden Local Board, he used them as part of a presentation to Auckland Council to promote the plan to rejuvenate the town centre. Put those…