Everyone enjoys a good mystery, so perhaps it was no surprise the Mt Albert Inc post to draw the biggest response so far was the story behind the plaque found in Meola Creek alongside the Roy Clements Treeway.
Fifteen hundred people read the sad story of Peter Whitehead and the website was able to trace his Dad, and his best mate to make sure that the plaque finds a more secure resting place.
These, in order, are the best-read stories from Mt Albert Inc’s early life and may help to fill a hole in your schedule during the summer break:
- Peter Whitehead, the 21-year-old with his life ahead of him who died on a Fiordland mountain in 1985.
- The elegant old Mt Albert home that found new owners after being in the hands of one family for 70 years.
- Mt Albert village gets its first bar and Albert’s Post quickly becomes a centre of attention
- Mt Albert Primary School’s new principal wants to make it the local “school of choice”.
- The latest council capital values are out and we discover Mt Albert’s most expensive streets.
- The first subdivision on the Unitec block gets council approval, even though the application seemed outside the rules.
- Gladstone Primary School’s zone is reduced when the Ministry of Education agrees to eliminate the Unitec land.
- The ruins of the old Four Kauris medical centre still stand more than 30 months after the fire.
- The St Luke’s mall expansion is slowly edging towards a start.
- Mt Albert welcomes a Mexican cafe with Brazilian co-owners.
- Little Lucy Frost is slowly recovering after an accident at Gladstone.
- How much attention should you pay to your latest CV?
- A backgrounder from our Big Issues pages on the village upgrade project.
- Who would have thought one of our high-rated heritage sites is a war-time bunker covered in graffiti?
- The editor’s opening “letter” to readers
- The results of an OIA search on the Asquith HNZ site
- Jeanette Amies war-time secret
- Get ready to pay up to $1.2m for a local retirement village unit you don’t own
- Q and A with Sir Harold Marshall
- Mt Albert’s most dangerous intersection.
And one from the archives: the final interview with Mt Albert’s last mayor, Frank Ryan.