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Postal address: Box 77071, Mt Albert 1350
MARA is a voluntary incorporated society established to protect and promote Mt Albert community interests, character and environment. It meets at 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month (except for January) at the Community and Leisure Centre operated by the YMCA behind Rocket Park.
Individuals and interested parties are very welcome to attend as guests.
If you’d like to be added to the MARA email database and receive information and updates on important local issues and meeting detail, email the secretary (address above) or go to the MARA page on this website.
This website is an example of initiatives taken by MARA over the years. Join the group database and make it stronger.
Mt Albert Library (Auckland Council)
84 St Lukes Road (next to the CAB, tucked in to the side of St Lukes mall)
T: 09 374 1316
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Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 6pm; Thursday, 9am – 7pm; Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 12pm – 4pm
Mt Albert Plunket Clinic
Address: 5A Alexis Avenue
Open: Tuesday and Wednesday
T: 09 846 6376
Plunket is the largest provider of free support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five in New Zealand. The organisation sees more than 90% of new-borns in New Zealand each year, and offers parenting information and support as well as developmental assessments of young children.
Nurses provide support through home and clinic visits, mobile clinics and PlunketLine, a free telephone advice service for parents. Call 0800 933 922, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
St Lukes Environmental Protection Society
The society (STEPS) was encorporated in 2005 and its purpose is to protect and enhance the environment and amenities in the St Lukes area. It has special focus on Meola Creek.
Increased commercial and residential pressure in St Lukes, Sandringham and Mt Albert have had some unfortunate side-effects, says the society – pointing, as an example, to Auckland Council signs warning of the polluted state of Meola Creek from overflows from sewers and stormwater drains.
The Hub (Gribblehurst Hub Trust)
5 Cabbage Tree Swamp Drive (in the ex-Edendale Bowling Club in Gribblehurst Park). Download website for detail
A neighbourhood hub for collaboration: creating, crafting, cooking, skill-sharing, repairing, recycling, upcycling, and making great ideas happen. It’s a Makerspace – a space where you make things… sharing skills, materials and tools and help to introduce the community to new ways of working (like 3D printing). The list of skills grows as new members arrive, but includes sewing, knitting, cooking, electronics, robots, programming, theatre and music.
Mt Albert Community and Leisure Centre
(owned by Auckland Council and managed by YMCA)
773 New North Rd (behind Rocket Park)
T: 09-846 0788
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6am-9pm; Friday, 6am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am-5pm
Provides fitness programmes (full gymnasium), sports, children’s programmes, venue hire, cafe
HQ: Mt Albert Community House, 869 New North Rd
Postal address: Box 19190, Avondale 1746
T: 09 8159605; E: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Neighbourhood Support (Auckland City) is a non-profit organisation affiliated with Neighbourhood Support New Zealand and works closely with the police, NZ Fire Service, Civil Defence and emergency management, Auckland Council and other strategic partners to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live. If your street doesn’t have a Neighbourhood Support “chapter”, email the above address now and find out how to set one up. It will bring you and your neighbours closer together and help protect you all from crime.
Citizens’ Advice Bureau
82 St Lukes Rd (next to library)
T: 09 846 4023
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Thursday, 5pm-7pm; Saturday, 10am-noon.
Free and confidential help and information to all citizens on a vast range of issues, from housing, tax, budgeting and health to consumer rights, employment, education and immigration. Limited free legal advice available along with drop-in Justice of the Peace service.
Mt Albert Community Patrols
869 New North Rd
Mt Albert Community Patrols is a voluntary organisation that is part of Community Patrols of New Zealand. With the help of sponsors, the patrols work with the police to watch over our streets while we’re sleeping or watching TV. If you have time to spare, they can always do with a hand. Don’t leave it to others to help keep our streets safe.