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Quarry transport links going ahead gallery

Drury & Ramarama Protection Society member Trevor Heaphy.

Construction of the transport links for the Drury South project will begin within the next year.

Help fix Otara Lake gallery

Jim Sinclair has drawn up plans for fixing the Otara Lake.

A public meeting is being held to firm up plans on how to fix Otara Lake and it's waterways.

Samoan Heroes celebrated in new book gallery

Tangaroa College teacher David Riley's new book Samoan Heroes has been released just in time for Samoan Independence Day.

David Riley hopes his new book Samoan Heroes will get more young people reading

Life-changing moment inspires nursing career gallery

Nursing graduate and mother of five Rebecca Noel with son Pererikai Kirk. Noel's quick thinking saved Pererikai's life 11 years ago and inspired her to become a nurse.

A life-saving moment that gifted a young baby his life is now giving his mum a new career.

SPORT: Titans a revelation

The Doves Viejo team of Florence Aerenga, left, Elaine Tavita-Luafatasaga, Susan Poe-Viviani, Geneva Tavita-Luau, Kristian-Derby Poelima, Finne Taufelila, Ruth Eraio, Catherine Rata and Miri Tavake beat Tirahou Blue but lost to Flava on May 23.

Revelation Titans are now the only unbeaten team in the Ladies A grade competition at the Mangere Otahuhu Netball Centre.

SPORT: Newcomers down De La Salle

Aorere College hang on to be Tangaroa College.

SPORT: Manukau City unfazed by two-game losing streak

Manukau City have a point to prove against Claudelands Rovers.

SPORT: Rovers sneak into top eight gallery

East Tamaki’s Peter Ropati, left, wrestles his way through the Rovers' defence.

Manukau Rovers won't die wondering when they run up against University on May 30.

Kids go wild at zoo gallery

Jayjay Nisbett, 6, left, and Sapati Faaleaoga, 8, check out a model of a tuatara at Auckland Zoo.

Kids had a surprise encounter with Burma the elephant when they visited Auckland Zoo on a special day out.

Bus shelter design revealed gallery

The new design for the city's bus shelters has been given the go ahead.

Auckland bus shelters are set for a new design following public feedback.

Volunteers needed for annual appeal gallery

Susan and Malcolm Chamberlin are collectors in the annual Alzheimers Auckland appeal.

Committed volunteers like Susan Chamberlin are what help to make Alzheimers Auckland's Countdown Appeal a success each year.

Church volunteers make a big impact

Volunteer Isaac van Weerd gets to work on the bathroom at the Otara home.

Josephine was facing a cold, wet winter with no glass in the windows of her home. 

Dark side of Pacific theatre gallery

Club Paradiso Club Paradiso is very dark, very R18 and explores themes of humanity vs evil and morality. From left, Hans Masoe, Sandy Fakaua Vukalakalo, Levon Rawiri, Robbie Magasiva, Anapela Polataivao, Amanaki Prescott and Gabriel Halatoa.

It is tough, uncompromising and sometimes brutal - and it's breaking new ground in Pacific theatre.

Reduced speed threshold in effect

A reduced speed threshold will be in effect again over Queen's Birthday weekend.

Dogs put down in droves gallery

A pit bull terrier at the pound.

Four times as many dogs are being put down at the Manukau animal shelter than at any other shelter in Auckland.

Scan delays for patients

Officials are working to make sure 250 Middlemore Hospital patients have an MRI scan before the end of June.

Active life lead to 100th birthday gallery

This photo was taken in 1927 when Erina Runciman was 12 years old.

 Erina Runciman turned 100 on May 25.

SPORT: Richie Blackmore to coach Auckland

Five Papakura Sea Eagles to face the Maori Residents.

SPORT: Papakura City atop division two

Papakura City without five frontline players for Chatham Cup.

SPORT: Karaka claim club rugby's Challenge Cup gallery

Drury's Sam Furniss is  tackled by Patumahoe's Gerhard Benadie as he runs through a wet area of the pitch.

Karaka have done the double in Counties Manukau club rugby for the second year in a row.

SPORT: Impressive wins in Papakura netball gallery

The Drury 9 team of, from left, Zoe Shuker, Maddisyn Hughes-Afoa, Casey Mitchener, Ashley Rohloff, Jess Kats, Sarah Waters and Taryn Richmond play in the Intermediate C grade at the Papakura Netball Centre.

Hui Hui Kotahi and Conifer Grove Platinum scored impressive wins in the latest round of Papakura Netball Centre's senior premier grade on May 23.

Rates rebate plan for retirement villages

An increase to a rates rebate scheme could be on the way for people in retirement villages.

Young learners get boost gallery

Shirley Johnson says the Science in Society contract will encourage more young people from South Auckland into science careers.

A boost in learning could see more scientists coming out of South Auckland.

War planes ready for take off gallery

Warbirds are taking to the sky at Ardmore Airport marking the 71st anniversary of the D-Day landings.

War planes will be thundering through the sky this weekend to commemorate an historic military operation.

New job openings in Wiri food plant gallery

The new Pitango factory is set to open on Druces Rd in Wiri.

The creation of a new multi-million dollar food manufacturing plant in Wiri will create 20 new jobs.

Future streets delay disappoints

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board chair Lydia Sosene pictured with Future Streets project manager Hamish Mackie last April.  Sosene is remaining optimistic despite the delay of Future Streets.

The answer to safer roads and better walkways in Mangere has been put on hold for at least a year.

Takahe released on Rotoroa Island video

A pair of endangered Takahe have been released on Rotoroa Island in hopes that they will breed there.

Two critically endangered takahe have been released at Rotoroa Island.

SPORT: Otahuhu pip Aorere in league derby gallery

Otahuhu College's Komiti Vete kicked four from four to help his side pip Aorere College 24-22  in their Auckland secondary school rugby league match.

 Otahuhu College and Southern Cross headed for a showdown in College Rugby League.

Steaming ahead in Mangere gallery video

David Giles is hosting an open weekend for the Manukau Live Steamers.

Dave Giles spent five years building his scale replica of an American steam train.

Boy's hand impaled after fence climb

Fire Service spent 25 minutes freeing a boy whose hand was impaled on a fence.

A 12-year-old student was rushed to hospital after impaling his hand on a fence spike.

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