Manukau Courier

Jackson: How failed politics impact your community

Willie Jackson.

New crime stats showed that last year burglaries jumped 16% to 74 182, that's a burglary happening every 7 seconds.

Sport: Otahuhu softball make a mark gallery

Otahuhu, the under-17 girls softball champions of Auckland.

Otahuhu's under-17 girls and division one women's softball teams have scored Auckland premierships for their club. 

Manurewa youth share the love video

(L-R) Kelemete Maile, Tyrone Siua, Paea Tava and Inoke Payne from Manurewa High School.

Sick of the negative stereotypes associated with South Auckland, a group of students from Manurewa High School are leading the change.

Sport: Leopards tackle Barracudas gallery

John Ackland at the Vodafone Warriors Testimonial Lunch for Manu Vatuvei and Jerome Ropati in 2013.

Otahuhu Leopards' new coach comes with a pedigree few can match.

Sport: South Auckland scoreboard gallery

Papatoetoe's Fuiva Takitaki fends off Ponsonby's Presley Tufuga during his side's 36-29 Waka Nathan Cup semi final loss ...

All your rugby, rugby league and northern league football results. 

From the ground to the table

Students have to design a dish using produce only from New Zealand's gardens.

After Polyfest and Pasifika, students are now sharpening their knives for a cooking competition at Eye on Nature.

'We're more than violent thugs' video

Anastasia Matavao said she hoped the video would overcome stereotypes about Pacific Island youths.

A group of students from south Auckland are challenging stereotypes about Pacific Island youth with a video posted on YouTube. 

Burglary cases that got solved

Some of the items found by police in Operation Supernova in 2014.

Just what is it like to get a conviction after lengthy burglary convictions? Detectives share their experiences.

'I didn't even have a second thought'

The man complied after Constable Lavleen Kaur told him to "get down on the ground".

A police officer's successful challenge with a taser likely prevented somebody from being attacked with a knife.

Hammer abuser's appeal denied

A south Auckland man, referred to only as JS, has had his appeals against sentence and conviction thrown out after he ...

He thought his girlfriend assaulted his daughter. He broke her finger - then claimed she consented.

Charges over booze shop robbery

Three alleged offenders, aged 16, 17 and 20, were arrested on Monday morning.

Man and two teenage boys to appear in court over aggravated robbery of south Auckland liquor store.

Help name a kiwi

Six kiwi birds are set to be released in the Hunua Ranges after extensive pest control work in the area.

Te Whai or Jessie? Phil Goff needs the public's help in deciding on a name.

10-car crash snarls traffic video

The New Zealand Transport Agency's traffic cameras showed long queues building towards the airport on Monday morning.

Travellers heading to Auckland airport warned to expect long queues on southwestern motorway.

Hundreds of cases on the go video

Counties Manukau West tactical crime unit's constables Janelle Pownceby and Jamie Tovi.

You've been burgled, you report it to police. But what happens next?

Sport: Papakura all rounder rules gallery

Papakura all rounder Ryan Phizackerley topped Counties Manukau club cricket's player points race.

Ryan Phizackerley's​ decision to seek out a batting coaching has paid off handsomely.

'We need committed learners'

English Language Partners NZ Auckland South manager Julia Castles, leads an organisation that helps migrants such as ...

Help is at hand for refugees and migrants in South Auckland who lack the communication skills to find a job.

'Reduce, reuse and recycle'

People will be able to stop buying black rubbish bags such as these when the new wheelie rubbish bins come to South Auckland.

People need to start thinking about how they can reduce the amount of rubbish their household produces.

Young up-and-comer succeeds Williamson

Maurice Williamson (right), flanked by Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, has been Pakuranga's MP for three decades. He held many ...

National has chosen a candidate less than half the age of the outgoing Pakuranga MP.

Dad rescues kids from home blaze

A father was bloodied and cut after rescuing his children from the Trimdon St home fire.

Smoke detectors and a determined parent saved a south Auckland man and his kids from worse.

Sport: Cathy Friend, first lady of rugby league

Cathy Friend has been made an official kuia (elder) of Auckland Rugby League after 60 years service, 25 of those as a ...

Catherine Friend is the first lady of Auckland rugby league.

Mihaere: A day in my life

Peter Mihaere working from home.

OPINION: You might have read a few of Peter Mihaere's columns, but here's a bit more background to our new regular columnist.

'No such thing as busy period'

The emergency department at Middlemore Hospital is experiencing full capacity all year round.

Forget quiet summers and busy winters, Auckland's Middlemore Hospital now has a full emergency department right through the year.

Easter trading faces opposition

Aucklanders will get a say on whether they want to allow trading on Easter Sunday from next year onwards.

Aucklanders will get a say on whether they want to allow shops to open on Easter Sunday. But some don't support the idea.

Race to help kids battling cancer

Shelley Greco from Mangere Bridge is organising an Amazing Race to raise money for charity.

Mangere Bridge residents have a chance to do their bit and help terminally ill children enjoy their last days.

Auckland prisoners get artistic gallery video

Going by the current trend, Moana has made it to the prison walls too.

Moana, Albert Einstein, Shrek and the sisters from Frozen are taking over Auckland prison's walls.

Fees over big rubbish bins opposed

From left, Manurewa Local Board chairwoman Angela Dalton, Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board chairwoman Lotu Fuli and ...

Community politicians in South Auckland are speaking with one voice against changes to the local rubbish collection system.

Sport: Pulman Arena opens Saturday

Bruce Pulman and the latest addition to his Bruce Pulman Park dream, the caverous indoor arena that bears his name.

Pulman Arena, the cavernous indoor sports centre at Bruce Pulman Park, will be opened on Saturday.

Facing burglary charges

Court documents shed some light on who are being charged for burglary.

Take a look inside court at what charges alleged burglars are facing.

Keven Mealamu returns to Aorere College

Steven Luatua, Albert Ngata, Sione Mafileo and Keven Mealamu.

Keven Mealamu is hoping to give underprivileged children a better chance at playing rugby through a new initiative called 'Best Foot Forward'.

His 'bread and butter' stolen

Reggae icon Tigilau Ness had his accoustic guitar stolen from the back of his car on Monday,

Che Fu's dad, and the godfather of NZ reggae music, has had his prized acoustic guitar stolen.

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