Chamberlain Park golf course, part of Auckland’s city fringe for more than 80 years, has become a 21st century battleground.
On one side is the golfing fraternity, siding with their sport and tradition – looking to retain a full, 18-hole public course – one of just two in greater Auckland where anyone can play a round at modest cost, and avoid the big money needed to join a private club.
On the other is the Albert Eden Local Board, which has decided a superior nine-hole course and driving range – backed by cycleway, sports fields, picnic areas, creek restoration and perhaps even a new swimming pool – is the best way to use the prime land.
Here, the board chair and the leader of Save Chamberlain Park give their perspectives…
[Articles written September 2017]