April stories that took your eye

In one of Auckland’s oldest suburbs, nostalgia has a ready audience. And when nostalgia is mixed with the tragedies of war, the blend can be compelling. The Mt Albert Inc Anzac week story of the two local boys who were inseparable through their youth and died alongside each other in World War One drew 1600…

View from top of Mt Albert

Change of approach on your site

The last week or so has marked a change in the short life of Mt Albert Inc. The idea with the site was always to create an online version of a community newspaper – partly to compensate for the lack of local news in the Central Leader and the Herald, but also to establish a trusted source away from the rumours and gossip of social media.

Mt Albert Grammar

MAGS moves to change its zone

A zone change is on the way for Mt Albert Grammar – close to bursting at the seams as one of the country’s biggest secondary schools. But this change shouldn’t cause any distress to in-zone parents or those who have bought property in the present zone hoping their children will go the 3000-roll school in…

Stories that caught your eye

The Unitec development story brought Mt Albert Inc to a wider audience and delivered a new record in traffic for the website. The March statistics show the story that predicted the Government steps drew over 2000 page views – a great result for an exclusive that had the national media scrambling to catch up. That…

Unitec land at Mt Albert

No new school says ministry

The Prime Minister and the local politicians may disagree, but the Ministry of Education is adamant: there is no need for a new school on the Unitec land. The Government deal to buy 29ha of the huge block for housing offers an opportunity for at least a primary school within a development that will create…

‘Prang Alley’ leads latest top 10

The local stories that caught your eye last month were topped by Auckland Transport’s plans to reduce the danger at the Asquith Ave/New North Rd intersection. The story was read by nearly 1000 people, placing it in the top 10 most-read stories published by Mt Albert Inc since it began life last October – and…

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.