Mt Albert aquatic centre

Aquatic centre gone in 2 years?

Mt Albert Grammar School has drawn a line in the sand over the aquatic centre – it wants it gone in as little as two years, putting huge pressure on Auckland Council to settle on a replacement site.

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Owairaka car-free

Car-free mountain by Christmas

Cars could be banned on the mountain before Christmas. Work begins next Monday to turn the top of Owairaka/Te Ahi-kā-a-Rakataura into a car-free zone and the plan is to introduce a new visitor car park and toilet block beside the main entrance, with an automated gate at the start of the loop road. The present…

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Mt Albert's new pocket park

Village ‘prettying-up’ starts soon

The Mt Albert town centre is about to get the splashes of colour that didn’t make the cut in the much-maligned upgrade. Putting aside the ongoing traffic issues, the starkness of the streetscape has drawn most of the local criticism since the upgrade was “opened” in May. The pocket park on the north-eastern corner of…

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Peter Whitehead, tragically killed in 1985

Lasting tribute to young life lost

Peter Whitehead would probably have been embarrassed at all the fuss – a modest, hard-working student given a lasting place in the school that helped to shape his life.

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Chamberlain Park in Mt Albert

Sports field dispute boils away

As the steps to reshape Chamberlain Park edge closer, a central question remains: does this area of Auckland really need the extra sports fields provided for in the development plan?

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Fowlds Park

Campervans soon in our parks

Auckland Council is marching ahead with its plan to open up potentially hundreds of supercity parks, reserves and parking areas to freedom campers – and Mt Albert is right in the firing line.

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Jacinda Ardern at Mt Albert village upgrade

PM’s sights swing to New York

The international stage has got in the way of Jacinda Ardern’s hopes to front Auckland Transport executives for their side of the story on the Mt Albert town centre upgrade. The Prime Minister – and the MP for Mt Albert – asked her staff to set up a meeting over community concerns with the upgrade,…

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Jacinda Ardern in Mt Albert village

Jacinda steps into upgrade issue

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is putting on her local hat and convening a meeting with Auckland Transport to discuss community concerns over the Mt Albert town centre upgrade.

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Chamberlain Park golf course

Last chance for pro-golf group?

The Chamberlain Park re-development is close to a start, with Auckland Council likely to hear the initial resource consent application within the next few weeks. Consents are needed before work can begin on stage one of the overall plan by the Albert Eden Local Board to cut the golf course from 18 holes to nine…

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