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If you were planning the suburbs in and around Mt Albert anew, you would not put an 18-hole golf course in the middle. It's a stupid place to have one.

Nevertheless, that is what we have. Chamberlain Park is a beautiful expanse full of mature trees and gently rolling grassland, with a stream running through. It's a public park: we all own it.

But we're not starting anew. The golf course has been there for 80 years. It's an established community resource, much-loved by its users. They come from all over, because it's one of only two public golf

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