The Unitec development story brought Mt Albert Inc to a wider audience and delivered a new record in traffic for the website.
The March statistics show the story that predicted the Government steps drew over 2000 page views – a great result for an exclusive that had the national media scrambling to catch up.
That story ran more than two days before Housing minister Phil Twyford and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement and came two days after a Mt Albert Inc report indicated the possibility of Government involvement.
The announcement story itself also topped 2000 page views, and five of the top 10 posts for March passed the 1000 mark. Overall, the month delivered 20,000 page views, the best since our launch in October.
These were the best-read stories of the month:
- The Government is revealed as the likely lead developer behind the plans to build a new town on the surplus
- It’s official: a mixture of KiwiBuild, state housing and private homes for the Unitec land
- Mt Albert’s ugly Plant and Food centre gets a $49m face-lift for its world-class scientific research work
- An old bungalow will make way for 10 new townhouses as the Unitary Plan starts to have an impact on Mt Albert
- The village upgrade is almost over and the first lease signed is for what we all wanted – an internet café
- The rich story of the people behind the old bungalow that’s making way for 10 new townhouses
- The Government seems to want a new school in the Unitec development, but the Ministry of Education says it isn’t needed
- The early story suggesting Unitec is close to signing a deal for its surplus land
- MAGS recruits an executive to lead the next phase of the plan to build a primary industries centre in the school grounds
- Q and A with Debra Bellon
And two more that rated highly: