Mt Albert's new pocket park

No worries says AT: It’s all fine

Mt Albert people and drivers from afar using the new traffic layout at the village may scratch their head in bewilderment, but Auckland Transport insists “desired outcomes” are largely being achieved.


June stories that took your eye

Buried treasure – who wouldn’t want to read about that? Not surprisingly, lots of people and two of our best-read stories for June featured the mystery of unearthed material from another century. The most-read story of the month, with close to 1000 hits, focused on the insight into part of Auckland’s history revealed when a…


A pig’s ear is not good enough

If the officers of Auckland Transport were up for election rather than a weekly pay cheque, perhaps they might devote more energy to resolving the imperfections of the village traffic flow.

Demolition of Four Kauri site at Mt Albert

Demolition for Mt Albert eyesore

The burnt-out shell of the old Four Kauri Medical Centre is finally to be demolished – more than three years after the fire that left the building in ruins. The owner of the property has at last yielded to the persistence of an Auckland Council compliance officer after a volley of questions from Mt Albert…

Carringtonn Rd in Mt Albert

More upheaval around corner

With the village upgrade behind us – well, sort of – Mt Albert people face a future of more disruption to local streets as Auckland Transport begins to turn to the impact of the Unitec housing development and the ability of Carrington Rd to cope.

The old Carrington Hospital in the Unitec grounds

Unitec land deal: the inside story

The new coalition Government was knocking on Unitec’s Mt Albert door chasing a housing deal straight after it was sworn in, quickly forging a $134m pact and shutting out private developers

Chamberlain Park in Mt Albert

Golfers lose Chamberlain case

The legal barriers to the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park have been pushed aside and the moves to turn the 80-year-old public course into a park where there’s room for more than golf may now be difficult to stop.

Fallen tree at Western Springs lake

Tree uproots heritage treasure

An important archaeological find beneath a giant poplar tree uprooted in the wild April storm will keep the circular path around Western Springs Reserve lake fenced off for some weeks yet. The poplar crashed to the ground at the height of the storm on April 10, taking a couple of smaller trees with it, at…

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?

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…

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.