The last week or so has marked a change in the short life of Mt Albert Inc. The idea with the site was always to create an online version of a community newspaper – partly to compensate for the lack of local news in the Central Leader and the Herald, but also to establish a trusted source away from the rumours and gossip of social media.Details
Oh, what a night! Surely the wildest we’ve had for years, probably decades. It caused merry hell, dropping trees, shutting off power, ripping away sheds and trampolines, closing roads and schools and leaving a trail of general mayhem but, thankfully, no human harm. Avis Morris joined the rest of the suburb on picture patrol.
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?Details
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…Details
A pro-golf group fighting the Albert Eden Local Board proposal to redevelop Chamberlain Park is planning more court action if it’s shut out of the resource consent process. Auckland Council is applying to its own planning department for consent to undertake the first stage of the redevelopment and its officers want the step to be…Details