Get it off your chest – let’s know what you’re thinking!

Mt Albert Inc doesn’t have “comment” tags attached to stories, but we do want to hear what you have to say about anything relating to Mt Albert… an online version of an extended newspaper letter to the editor.

Please tell us what’s bugging you (or making you feel good) and we’ll publish it on this page alongside your name (no pseudonyms). But contributions need to be well-argued and, therefore, of reasonable length – say, 400 words-plus.

Robust comment welcome but there’s a difference between a well-argued position and a pure rant!

Go to our Contact us page and tell us what you’re thinking.

A huge new housing development will rise on the Unitec land in Mt Albert

Future goal: a ‘desirable’ Unitec

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s recent announcement that the Government plans to build between 3,000 and 4,000 new homes on a site in Auckland’s Mt Albert had many people reaching for their calculators. Could it be right, and is it even possible, that a new residential neighbourhood could be built to a density of between 100 and 133 units a hectare?

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Unitec: It’s time to grow up

How will the Government’s plans to develop the Unitec site at Mt Albert look once the build is over? Urban designer Matthew Prasad casts a critical eye over the project. [This article first appeared on the The Spinoff website and is published here with the permission of the author.]   OPINION: It’s been only a…

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Graffitio at the Chamberlain Park war bunker

War memorial deserves better

In a suburb where streets of lovely old bungalows are at risk of surviving another decade or two, Mt Albert has just four sites alongside the highest heritage ratings in the land. It should be no surprise that one of them is Alberton House, one of the country’s finest old residences, with a history dating back…

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Mt Albert's St Lukes mall

Locals vocal on mall expansion

The brains behind the St Luke’s mall expansion picked up plenty of advice from locals concerned about traffic woes, pedestrian safety and the whole future concept of shopping malls. A lively debate on the Mt Albert Community Facebook page came after a Mt Albert Inc story on the expansion plan  – and, among the many…

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The intersection at Asquith Ave and New North Rd, Mt Albert, is dangerous

Opinion: a prang alley solution?

If panel beaters ever have doubts about their future prospects, they should wander down to the intersection of Asquith Ave and New North Rd. Their eyes would surely light up. It’s difficult to think of another Mt Albert junction that offers anywhere near the menace of this collision corner. Auckland Transport banned right-hand turns into…

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Mt Albert's prang alley

Prang alley – Facebook views

The following cross-section of views appeared on the Mt Albert Community Facebook page after a link was posted to the “prang alley” opinion piece on Mt Albert Inc site:   Michael Field: “As one who has lived right on the corner for 20 years I can say with certainty that accidents are less frequent now…

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