Manukau Courier

Blaring sirens trend takes off

The Farm Boyz Sirenz pictured on the street in early 2016.

Police are investigating youth and thefts of loudspeakers in Auckland. But their powers are limited in terms of music battle meet-ups.

Security breach at airport

A Jetstar flight was offloaded at Auckland Airport shortly after 2pm on Tuesday.

Passenger went the wrong way through an exit gate, sparking closures at domestic terminal.

$1.8m airport fraud

Auckland International Airport told the share market in February that it was investigating $1.84 million of unexplained ...

An accounts clerk stole nearly $2m by transferring funds to herself using Auckland International Airport's accounting system.

Marae to close doors

Te Puea Memorial Marae will close its doors to Auckland's homeless on July 31.

Te Puea Memorial Marae will stop taking in Auckland's homeless after the busy winter months.

Dogs in dire need of kennels

Plastic kennels in working order (like the one pictured) are ideal for Inspectors to transport and set up.

With the wet weather that Auckland is currently experiencing, it is very important that dogs have adequate shelter when they are outdoors.

Cancer sufferer's dream car stolen

The classic AC Cobra was Brad Douglas' dream car.

Freshly diagnosed, she bought her husband a car because "life's too short" – only to have it stolen.

Soul sisters stepping up

From left, Sources of Unconditional Love charitable trust South Auckland members Lahronda Liugalua and Yukta Verma, and ...

Julie Bartlett is the worst enemy of discrimination wherever she finds it.

Youth go outdoors with Geoff

Geoff Thomas, right, shows off the strength of his new fishing rod to fellow HARK partner Mike Turinsky of the Young ...

A new initiative hopes to see at-risk youngsters benefit from experiencing the great outdoors, even going fishing to catch dinner for their families.

Loving homes needed for shelter dogs gallery

Ruby mixes well with other dogs, but has never been around cats.

 Eighteen-month-old Ruby is one of 50 dogs up for adoption as part of SPCA Auckland's half-price adoption drive.

Toddler shooting manslaughter charge

Police investigate outside the Favona Rd home in Mangere where a two-year-old-girl was shot dead.

A man now faces a manslaughter charge over the fatal shooting of a two-year-old.

Killed by 'neglect and betrayal'

Agnes Ali'iva'a was 12 when she was found drowned in a ditch in the Auckland suburb of Mount Roskill.

Agnes Ali'iva'a was 12 when she drowned in a ditch - but marks on her body revealed a sinister twist.

Gambling debt led to deaths

Robert Han stabbed his son and daughter to death, along with their mother.

Nicholas and Christina Han were playful, loving children who were fatally stabbed by their dad.

Major changes on road to airport

The citybound lanes have been moved to the west to make way for the digging of a trench.

Major road layout changes on SH20A to Auckland airport could lead to delays.

Win tickets: Manukau Symphony Orchestra

Young Flat Bush pianist Delvan Lin will play with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra in its latest concert,  A New World.

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Wiri bus crash leaves woman critically injured

Firefighters used the 'jaws of life' to extract a critically hurt woman driver from her car in South Auckland.

Firefighters used the 'jaws of life' to extract a critically hurt woman driver from her car in south Auckland.

New king for King's

King's College's new principal Simon Lamb says he's looking forward to working in a school with such a "strong tradition".

One of Auckland's prestigious private schools has a new head.

Ministry responds to teacher shortage claims gallery

Education Ministry acting deputy secretary for early learning and student achievement, Karl Le Quesne.

The Ministry of Education is undertaking a series of overseas recruitment drives to alleviate the teacher shortage in Auckland.

Kids learn wise water ways

Rowandale School kids receive certificates for their water sensitive programme.

Rowandale School has received an award for its water sensitive programme.

Kids solving problems with science

Air quality scientist Gustavo Olivares explains how to test the quality of air.

Eight new science projects kick off in South Auckland programme.

New lab to bring faster results

Counties Manukau Health's new clinical laboratory is within a purpose-built facility in the Harley Gray Building.

Counties Manukau Health's new clinical laboratory will be open by the end of the year.

Manurewa's town centre to 'transform'

Celebrating the start of construction to cover the busy walkway behind Southmall shopping centre are, from left, ...

The streetscape is changing at a busy South Auckland shopping precinct.  

Cossie club helps Kidz First

Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club president John Steven, left, roped in visitors from Tokoroa, Brooke, Masumi and Masaya Jansen ...

Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club members have got behind Jammies in June.

Four on the run after robbery

Police are looking for four men, two with guns, after they held up a lunch bar on Thursday.

Lunch bar workers threatened with guns during robbery in south Auckland.

Auditioning for big show

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is a multi-cultural showcase of talent.

The country's favourite Christmas party is looking for new stars to perform.

Extent of teen poverty revealed

A new study claims about one in five secondary school students are living in poverty.

Almost half of NZ's Pacific teenagers and a third of Maori are living in poverty, a study claims.

'School dropouts' find success in alternative education

From left, Nga Rangatahi Toa graduate Neville Rakena​, 18, stands in front of his performance photo with ​Nga Rangatahi ...

A new alternative education hub has just opened at MIT.

Video calls to help Samoa's health services

Telehealth will be used for weekly meetings between clinicians in Apia and at Middlemore Hospital.

Counties Manukau Health is helping to improve medical outcomes for Pacific people by video. 

Dad fights dog charge

Orlando Shepherd appeared in the Manukau District Court on Wednesday after admitting owning a dog that attacked a ...

Father of son who was mauled by family pit bull will defend charge against him.

Vandals rip up sports fields

House Park in Mangere has been severely damaged after joy-riding vandals ripped up the fields.

South Auckland sports teams are losing game time and morale as their grounds are vandalised.

Look Who's Talking: Kevin Loasby

Kevin Loasby wants a return to calling the area Manukau or Counties Manukau, instead of "South Auckland".

Kevin Loasby, 65, self-employed business consultant, The Gardens.

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