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…

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.

Mt Albert Grammar

Green light for new MAGS zone

Mt Albert Grammar School’s zone has changed – cutting out the Unitec land where the Government plans to build a new town of up to 4000 homes. The Ministry of Education has approved the school’s application to amend its zone and the change takes effect from this month, pulling the western boundary back to Carrington…

May stories that took your eye

Politics may not be everyone’s cup of  tea, but when your local MP is Jacinda Ardern more people are  inclined to take an interest. Mt Albert Inc featured three stories on the Prime Minister in May and they all scored highly on the “must-read” list. In a month drawing 14,000 separate page views, the story…

Traffic at Mt Albert village

Highs and lows of morning peak

Right, now we’ve got rid of those damned orange cones, the village has passed its appearance test. It just looks and feels better. But what about the traffic test to really get everyone snarling if it tripped: the challenge of the first peak commuter run?