Auckland City Harbour News - - OPINION -

park­ing prob­lem, es­pe­cially com­pared to my lo­cal cen­tre, Mt Eden.

Fur­ther­more there are some very pleas­ing prospects for this un­der­val­ued cen­tre. The friendly man in Ray White real es­tate told me that the coun­cil had bought the carpark be­tween New North Road and the rail­way line and was in­tend­ing to turn it into a pub­lic plaza and build a pedes­trian bridge to it from the sta­tion.

I wan­dered into Triniti of Sil­ver and had a very nice cof­fee and muf­fin, served by po­lite and cheery staff. All I needed more was a seat in the sun from which to watch the trains pass­ing. Un­for­tu­nately the old post of­fice build­ing had just one tiny round win­dow fac­ing north. From the plaque in the foot­path out­side I learned that the build­ing had been a dis­tinc­tive ar­chi­tec­tural achieve­ment in its time. I guess you don’t need too many win­dows in a post of­fice.

As a town cen­tre, nearer to a rail­way than any other I can think of, Mt Al­bert must surely have a very bright fu­ture. So one day when the He­len Clark Square is bustling with peo­ple and there truly are no park­ing spa­ces to be found I am sure Richard Her­rick and the Mt Al­bert Busi­ness and Com­mu­nity Group will be thrilled.

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