The giant Unitec plan to develop a new township with up to 3000 homes has taken a surprise step forward – and the right of local residents to have a say on the shape of the first stage has been rejected.
The vast Unitec development will eventually find room for around 3000 new homes, but the Ministry of Education has no plans for a state secondary or primary school on the land.
On October 2 last year, Mt Albert Inc stepped into the online world with stories trying to fulfil a promise to deliver local news, information and backgrounders the Herald and Central Leader had long since abandoned.
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…
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 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…
The Great Swimming Pool Saga continues to bubble away, with Auckland Council now muddying the waters by suggesting the existing aquatic centre may have a long-term future in the Mt Albert Grammar School grounds.
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…
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?
It can be hard to love Auckland Transport, and anyone working there needs very thick skin.
Is it fair and reasonable to subject someone as elevated as the Prime Minister to an impromptu test of local knowledge – as if she were competing for a bar tab at an Albert’s Post quiz night?