Housing NZ's latest Mt Albert development

Hey HNZ – be a good neighbour

What rights do we have when Housing New Zealand decides to shoehorn a development into a site that just isn’t big enough for it to fit and comply with planning rules?

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Asquith architect drawings

Lava cave hiccup on Asquith site

The discovery of lava caves and old bones has conspired to further push back deadlines on the Housing New Zealand development in Asquith Ave. The site is already one of the most fraught in the HNZ stable, with work finally starting in January after a series of delays following the demolition of the old units…

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Steve Gough at Mt Albert's Albert's Post

Q and A: Focus on Steve Gough

Steve Gough is a 42-year-old ex-chartered accountant who set up Albert’s Post with wife Anna (plus heaps of support from Anna’s dad Lloyd) last September. He’s lived around the world, settling in Mt Albert in 2004 and lists his passions as bikes, beer, family and generally being active.

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Mt Albert Grammar

Green light for new MAGS zone

Mt Albert Grammar School’s zone has changed – cutting out the Unitec land where the Government plans to build a new town of up to 4000 homes. The Ministry of Education has approved the school’s application to amend its zone and the change takes effect from this month, pulling the western boundary back to Carrington…

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Mt Albert aquatic centre

Murky waters mask pool future

The Great Swimming Pool Saga continues to bubble away, with Auckland Council now muddying the waters by suggesting the existing aquatic centre may have a long-term future in the Mt Albert Grammar School grounds.

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May stories that took your eye

Politics may not be everyone’s cup of  tea, but when your local MP is Jacinda Ardern more people are  inclined to take an interest. Mt Albert Inc featured three stories on the Prime Minister in May and they all scored highly on the “must-read” list. In a month drawing 14,000 separate page views, the story…

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Mt Albert's new pocket park

Village ‘sweet spot’ near says AT

Auckland Transport is still trying to find the “sweet spot” that will allow the most efficient traffic flows through the main Mt Albert village intersection, and it will be the middle of next week before the fine-tuning gives the best result. A full fortnight after the ceremony to mark the end of the village upgrade,…

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Mt Albert Aquatic Centre

Mt Albert may lose public pool

The writing may be on the wall for a new swimming pool in Mt Albert to replace the decaying aquatic centre. The 20-year-old centre in the grounds of Mt Albert Grammar is on borrowed time in more ways than one – and there are signs it will be replaced in the “inner-west” by a new…

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Traffic queues at the Mt Albert village

Easy way to end village queues?

As the queues remain and the rat-runs through side streets grow, a solution to the major east-west flow problems at the village lights may be staring us in the face.

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Fowlds Park in Mt Albert

Campers coming to local parks

Scores of city parks and public carparks will be opened up to freedom campers if Auckland Council officers get their way – a proposition likely to raise merry hell out in the suburbs.

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View from top of Mt Albert

Time to stand up for Mt Albert

What a lovely community we have in Mt Albert – how many times have you heard that? At the village upgrade ceremony last weekend, even Jacinda Ardern was telling us we were something special.

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