Mt Albert Aquatic Centre

Key issues at heart of board plan

The future of Chamberlain Park and the Aquatic Centre, and a commitment to the Mt Albert civic square stand out as key features of the annual plan adopted by the Albert Eden Local board. Hardly a surprise, but the board is moving ahead with its steps to implement its Chamberlain Park masterplan – aiming to…

Frank Ryan, last Mayor of Mt Albert

Frank Ryan: mayor of honour

Frank Ryan was barely out of his teenage years when he first thought he might like to be mayor. The inspiration, if it could be called that, came from a picture hanging on the wall of the Hamilton City Council offices he and his twin brother Tony used to clean to keep themselves afloat back in the very early 1950s.