Mt Albert Primary

New principal’s aim – ‘choose us’

The new principal at Mt Albert Primary School is no stranger to the local community – and her goal is to make it “the school of choice” for parents and pupils. Marian Caulfield, who took up the reins at our oldest primary school at the beginning of the fourth term, spent several years at Gladstone Primary…

Graffitio at the Chamberlain Park war bunker

War memorial deserves better

In a suburb where streets of lovely old bungalows are at risk of surviving another decade or two, Mt Albert has just four sites alongside the highest heritage ratings in the land. It should be no surprise that one of them is Alberton House, one of the country’s finest old residences, with a history dating back…

Asquith development architect drawings

HNZ Asquith site: January start

The bulldozers and builders will move on to Housing New Zealand’s land at 33 Asquith Ave in January to finally start work on a development that by now should have been well-advanced. When the construction crews come back from their summer holidays to start the project, it will be almost three years since the decaying…

Mt Albert's boggy off-leash paddock for dogs

Maunga bog: no flow-on impact

Watercare insists there are no flow-on drainage issues from their decision to avoid an expensive solution to the boggy areas on the off-leash “paddock” on the mountain top. After the story posted on Mt Albert Inc yesterday, Watercare’s Sharon Danks said the drainage works were never part of the 2015 reservoir membrane replacement project. The…

The bog on top of the mountain in Mt Albert

Mountain ‘bog’ is here for keeps

The bog on top of the mountain may be with us forever. The dog off-leash area sitting on the reservoir on the south-west edge of Owairaka has soggy areas that locals hoped might be solved by major repair work in 2015. But the problem remains – and it’s not going away. The two worst areas…

Youth vote high in Mt Albert at 2017 election

Enrolments dip, youth vote high

Younger people in the Mt Albert electorate were well off the top of the class in enrolling for the 2017 election – but most of those who did so took the next step and voted. While only two-thirds of potential electorate voters aged from 18 to 29 actually enrolled, around 80 per cent of them…

Amos Muzondiwa was once a beer brewer. Now he's pastor of Mt Albert's Methodist Church. Picture: Julia Thorne

Q and A with Amos Muzondiwa

Amos Muzondiwa is the reggae-loving presbyter for Mt Albert Methodist Church – arriving in New Zealand from his native Zimbabwe in 2008 and working at Inglewood United Church in Taranaki before reaching Mt Albert in 2015.

Asquith Ave development plans

Action soon on HNZ Asquith site?

After bubbling away in the background for well over a year, the signs are there may soon be some action on the Housing New Zealand land at 33 Asquith Ave. All the rumours that have swirled over the last many months seem to have been just that and, no, the land has not been sold…

Alberton House market day at Mt Albert

Back comes Alberton market day

The Alberton Market Day has quickly become one of the highlights on the Mt Albert event calendar – and a start to round two is just 10 days away.

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

Prang alley measures take shape

Plans by Auckland Transport engineers to tackle the dangers of the Asquith Ave/New North Rd intersection are starting to take shape – and locals will have a say in the final outcome. The issue has flared over the last week after a Mt Albert Inc story referred to the intersection as “prang alley”, provoking a…

Mt Albert's St Lukes mall

Locals vocal on mall expansion

The brains behind the St Luke’s mall expansion picked up plenty of advice from locals concerned about traffic woes, pedestrian safety and the whole future concept of shopping malls. A lively debate on the Mt Albert Community Facebook page came after a Mt Albert Inc story on the expansion plan  – and, among the many…