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

AT’s solution to ‘prang alley’

Auckland Transport has revealed its plan to make the Asquith Ave-New North Rd intersection safer for motorists – and it doesn’t feature traffic lights, roundabouts or a new banned right-hand turn. The intersection – location of scores of dings, scrapes and more-serious accidents over the years, and dubbed “prang alley” by Mt Albert Inc –…

Chamberlain Park golf course

Golfing battle back in court

The fight between golfers and the Albert-Eden Local Board over the development of Chamberlain Park will be back before the High Court at Auckland next week. The Save Chamberlain Park group, representing golfers from across the city, is challenging the board’s right to proceed with a development that will take away the 18-hole public course…

Asquith architect drawings

Questions over Asquith land

As the first construction crews prepare to move on to Housing New Zealand’s Asquith Ave land next week, the project continues to raise questions. The recent history of the substantial Mt Albert development has been marked by delays at all stages. But now, on the verge of a start, a new issue has arisen: why,…

The mess at Ferndale House after reptiles dumped rubbish

On the trail of rubbish reptiles

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is promising to crack down on illegal rubbish dumpers – and Mt Albert will test his resolve as a prime place to start matching words with action.


Subdivision consent ‘epic fail’

Laurel St is the type of neighbourhood street that is a mecca for families. Take a walk down this quiet Mt Albert cul de sac and there is no shortage of evidence – front yards with trampolines, bikes and scooters. Not too hard to imagine groups of neighbourhood kids outside playing with each-other on summer evenings.


Stories that caught your eye

Everyone enjoys a good mystery, so perhaps it was no surprise the Mt Albert Inc post to draw the biggest response so far was the story behind the plaque found in Meola Creek alongside the Roy Clements Treeway. Fifteen hundred people read the sad story of Peter Whitehead and the website was able to trace…

Fishing from a jetty

Gone fishin’ – enjoy the break

Mt Albert Inc is 10 days or so shy of its three-month anniversary – so perhaps a little early, you’d think, to take a break. But we’re shutting down your local news and information website for a month or so to take a breather. Well, not exactly shutting down – because all the stories and…

Mt Albert's Jeanette Amies held a secret for 45 years.

Jeanette Amies’ secret war life

Jeanette Amies, the English wren who made her life in Auckland after playing a secret role in the code-busting mission that helped to beat Adolf Hitler, has died at her home in Mt Albert. Jeanette kept her war-time project secret for 30 years and only broke her silence when a television documentary focusing on the…

8 Sadgrove Tce, Mt Albert

Tale of two (expensive) homes

The pre-Christmas real estate market in Mt Albert is far from the hotbed of a year and more ago, and it has taken a couple of old dames stuck in the same families for decades to show there’s life in the old girl yet.

Tony Mayes

Q and A focus on Tony Mayes

Tony Mayes is a guy who puts his hand up when others keep their heads down. He’s one of a small band of volunteers who keep things ticking over at sports clubs, special interest groups and community organisations. Without them, our community would be bereft.

The cycle and walkway trhrough the Ngati Whatua land at the emd of Laurel St

‘Thin end of wedge’ says MARA

Mt Albert advocates say Auckland Council’s rigid response to criticism over the decision to allow the first sub-division on the Unitec land could be “the thin end of the wedge”. The Mt Albert Residents’ Association (MARA) and local town planner Craig Magee say council statements virtually concede a mistake has been made – but nothing…