Manukau Courier

A robbery every week

The Otahuhu Subway store has been hit by a repeat robber.

An Auckland Subway store has a regular customer they don't want - a man who robs them each week.

Mad Butcher: Good to be back gallery

Fans enjoying the atmosphere during the NRL Auckland Nines.

Crikey it seems like five minutes since I got a few weeks off from doing this column, and here we are back in another year.

Is this NZ rugby's hottest prospect?

Siave Togoiu, the hottest prospect in Auckland and New Zealand rugby at the moment.

Blues have nabbed Siave Togoiu after he sets World Schools Sevens Champs alight.

Sisters inspire each other to complete Round the Bays

Sisters Melanie and Cecelia Rhodes inspiring each other through to the finish line.

They motivate each other and looking forward to participating in many more marathons in the future.

SH1 traffic chaos at Manukau

A crash on the Reagan Road overbridge on Saturday morning is causing major delays.

 An early morning crash on State Highway 1 is still causing traffic delays in Manukau.

Swim pants for swim safety

Lucas Forsman and daughter Riley Forsman take part in a swim class.

Some babies under 18 months old will be given a valuable tool before their first swim this summer. 

Creating future opera stars

Samson Setu had never attended an opera production before he discovered it in high school.

"It's good to show that anyone can do this … no matter where you come from."

From Sudan to NZ

Izadine Ahmed Abdallah, front centre in white, is part of Mixit's summer show, This Way Out.

Izadine Ahmed Abdallah was only 13 when he arrived in New Zealand from an African refugee camp.

Bunny influx at SPCA

Todd has been cared for by the SPCA after being left in a rubbish bag with a group of other rabbits.

With more than 60 in its care, SPCA Auckland wants people to consider adopting a pet rabbit this summer.

Christmas fire claims fourth victim

Kailesh Thanabalasingham was a long-time advocate for refugees in New Zealand.

$80,000 raised for Auckland dad Kailesh Thanabalasingham will go into a trust for his 11-year-old daughter, Krishah.

Opportunities to contribute

Age Concern Counties Manukau chief executive Wendy Bremner and accredited visiting service co-ordinator Anastasia Bouman ...

Community-motivated volunteers are needed to help care for the elderly.

Weedkiller in the gun

Julian Bartrom is among those campaigning to have Auckland Council stop using the herbicide glyphosate as part of its ...

"No one wants to be poisoned by a carcinogenic chemical."

Crackdown on motorbike hoons

A council sign warning against riding motorbikes in the area has been vandalised itself.

Residents are fed up with motorbikes being ridden along a south Auckland walkway.

Bus station will open in 2018

An artist's impression of the new Manukau Bus Station.

The finish date of Manukau's $26m bus station has been pushed back months to 2018.

Parker given hero's welcome gallery

Joseph Parker with his WBO belt.

WBO Heavyweight Champion and South Auckland boy Joseph Parker welcomed by extended whanau and community at Mangere Town Centre.

Bridge replacement delayed

The Old Mangere Bridge opened in 1915.

Waka ama enthusiasts are benefiting from delays to replacement of an iconic Auckland structure.

Train station to close

Westfield Station in Otahuhu will close on March 12.

Fewer than 330 people use Westfield Station every day, so it will be shuttered.

Man impaled on front gate

The Fire Service helped to free a man impaled on a fence in Manukau.

"He was quite hung up on it," firefighter says.

57kmh, downhill: fined

In December and January each year, the New Zealand police issue speeding tickets for motorists only 4kmh over the speed ...

Why do some parts of the country attract so many more speeding fines than others?

Honours for south Aucklanders

Dame Valerie Adams, Niue Premier Toke Talagi, Phil Goff, Judge Charles Blackie, George Ngatai and Peter Sykes were ...

From a Dame to a QSM, find out who made this year's New Year Honours List.

Talking Rubbish: Summer is harvest time

Peach and plum harvest from our tree

Opinion: I love this time of year, because there's so much good food growing in our neighbourhoods, ready to be picked and eaten.

Lucky rescue after night in sea

Three Coastguard rescue teams went searching for the missing man.

Man bobbed for at least four hours in cold, choppy water after his dinghy overturned.

Super mums prep for Round the Bays

The Manurewa Mums group, from left, Bridget Duffey, Georgy Smith, Cecelia Rhodes, Melanie Rhodes, Raeleen Durham and ...

They've raised 31 children and now a group of six mums are taking on a challenge of a different sort.

Home sweet home

Pastor Chris Sululoto from the South Auckland Samoan Seventh-day Adventist Church, centre, presents a blessing basket to ...

They've gone from living with relatives in cold, overcrowded conditions to having a brand new home of their own.

From flab to fit

Josephine Ormsby says she weighed 133kg at her heaviest. She's pictured holding her son Christian in a photo taken about ...

Josephine Ormsby's story is one of violence, fear, courage and victory.

Assault, robbery at pizza store

Bridge Pizza in Mangere Bridge was robbed overnight.

A worker at a south Auckland pizza shop escaped serious injuries after a robbery on Tuesday night. 

Mariachi youth band comes to Auckland

Among the musicians in the new mariachi band based in South Auckland are, from left, 9-year-old bass player Thomas ...

The unmistakable sound of Mexico is coming to south Auckland.

Inspiring youth through gardening

TYLA Otara's David Johansson, left, Nooroa Moutira and Anastasia Meredith are working on a new community garden space ...

Gone are piles of beer bottles and mattresses and in their place is a fresh patch of land ready for fruit and vegetable crops.

Council merges call centres

Auckland Council will move call centre staff from five buildings into one.

Auckland Council will merge five call centres into one. But will there be job losses?

Sport: Manu Vatuvei's top five things to do gallery

Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei is recommending visitors coming for the Auckland Nines extend their stay and take in ...

Manu Vatuvei​ is egging visitors attending the Auckland Nines to extend their stay in the big smoke. 

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