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 there’ll be an update before much longer when AT reveals its final proposal for the intersection after absorbing the local feedback. You’re unlikely to find that story in the Herald or Central Leader, but you will find it here on your local website.
The top 10 stories from February (each drawing more than 500 readers in a month of over 13,000 separate page views for the site) were, in order:
- AT decides against lights, a roundabout and a ban on right-hand turns from Asquith Ave in its resolve to take some of the risk from Mt Albert’s nastiest intersection.
- After years of dilly-dallying and drip-fed information, Housing NZ finally confirms that 20 privately-owned homes will be built on its Asquith land and explains (very tersely) how that will happen. Watch this space for timing.
- Three months after the new council capital values were revealed (and seven months after they were set), latest selling prices in Mt Albert are showing wide gaps.
- Colin-Mathura-Jeffree shares a little about his interesting life as the Mt Albert’s A-lister on everyone’s celeb list.
- The Unitary Plan will, over time, change the face of much of Mt Albert – and an example of its impact is already being seen on one side of Allendale Rd… as the other side looks on.
- What price do we put on heritage – and is a pile of old stone really worth preserving?
- A rotten verandah at risk of collapse causes a hiccup in the village upgrade programme.
- The Mt Albert Historical Society is introducing a series of public presentations from experts to tell you how to discover the history of your home and perhaps its earlier occupants.
- Unitec’s land development company starts talking to developers in the first major sign that the project to provide hundreds of new homes is getting ready to roll.
- Mt Albert Grammar School bought a local property to set up a girls’ hostel, but had to rethink after compliance and cost issues. Now the building will be turned into a giant flat for 10 teachers.