Manukau Courier

Sallies calls for prison rethink

Salvation Army policy analyst 
Annaliese Johnston.

A Salvation Army report has called on the new PM to consider a rethink of criminal justice policy.

Rugby ref dies mid-game

"Super Daddy" and a lover of rugby, 44-year-old Graham Eddy died mid-match on December 2. Pictured here with his wife, ...

The 44-year-old rugby referee and police officer was "doing what he loved" when he was struck down.

Owners' house sale blunder costs $90k

Brother and sister Kim Chu Nguyen and Vinh Hgoc Nguyen have ended up in the Court of Appeal over the sale of this south ...

Couple who signed a sale agreement then refused to sell their Auckland home have to pay $90k after losing an appeal.

She might not know I'm alive

Tupou Neiufi, 15, never expected to be a competitive swimmer after the hit and run accident in 2004 left her severly injured.

Tupou Neiufi,15, was left with a serious brain injury by a hit-and-run driver - but she has forgiven them.

'Crack down on reckless boaties'

Mourners gather at the joint funeral of Sunia "Junior" Ungo'unga and his cousin Alipate Manumu'a at the Otara Tongan ...

OPINION: The joint funeral of two cousins drowned on the Kaipara Bar is a cold reminder of the pain caused to those left behind, especially their seven children.

Francie victims farewelled

Two victims of the Kaipara sinking, cousins Alipate Manumu'a (left) and Sunia Ungo'unga, were described as "kind, humble ...

The funeral of two cousins who died in the sinking of The Francie was held in Auckland on Saturday.

Polluted stream making comeback

The 12-kilometre Puhinui Stream runs through Totara Park in Manurewa to the Manukau Harbour near Auckland International ...

Years of hard work is paying off for people devoted to improving south Auckland's natural environment.

Family 'swarmed and stung' video

Bees from the 26 hives nextdoor swarm on the Paterson's backyard.

It's rare that the kids get to play in their own backyard - thanks to neighbour's 26 "poorly managed" beehives.

In the bag: Giving up plastic

Collect all your soft plastics together and take them to a recycling bin at Pak 'N Save, The Warehouse or New World.

It's hard to believe that plastics bags have only been with us for about 50 years.

Breast cancer survivors wanted

Pink Dragons meet twice a week and compete over summer, but are desperate for new members to stay afloat.

"Here we are showing people there can be life after breast cancer."

Kiwi dad wins Natural Olympia gallery

Jerry Mamea flexing his muscles at the 2016 INBA/PNBA Natural Olympia competition in Las Vegas.

Once an obese cabinet maker from Manurewa, Jerry Mamea has just won his first Natural Olympia title in Las Vegas.

1100 homes for Manukau gallery

The Pacific Gardens development includes more than 1100 homes and has potential for several hotels.

A major new south Auckland housing development has been launched in Manukau.

Devout conservative on the fringe

Misa Fia Turner is unlikely to enter Parliament, Prime Minister John Key says.

John Key says he backs the next person on National's list as an MP, but doesn't expect her in Parliament.

Parris' hard work paying off gallery video

The scene of star dancer and choregrapher Parris Goebel's debut music single Friday that was released in August.

Parris Goebel's edgy choreography and lucrative dance career are recognised with an Arts Foundation New Generation Award.

Dancing his way to world fame video

Carlos Skipper with his medals from several international dance competitions.

From Las Vegas to Tokyo to India, there's no stopping Carlos Skipper from becoming a dancing success.

Who is Misa Fia Turner?

Misa Fia Turner: Unsuccessful National candidate, Trump fan and our newest MP?

National's newest MP-in-waiting believes in stigmata and thinks Trump is anointed by God.

Mangere local board goes sugar-free

According to a report by Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, one in five children consumes fizzy drinks more than three times a ...

Mangere's local board is moving to replace the sale of sugary drinks starting at a local pool.

Making a mark with art

One of two tui birds that feature on the large mural painted onto an exterior wall of the school's hall.

Gabrielle Loffley's artistic talent is being immortalised on a giant canvas.

Manurewa's wall of power

Sarah Colcord and Chloe Destrieux at the Manurewa PowerWall.

Manurewa's latest piece of art is for the youth, by the youth.

Mangere Bridge has big plans for Santa parade

The Mangere Bridge Santa Parade will start at 6pm.

Christmas in Mangere Bridge is going to be more than just carol singing.

Sport: Aujla and Singh wreak havoc

Papatoeotoe's Arminder Sohal.

Papatoetoe will press for an outright win against Takapuna at Onewa Domain, Takapuna on Saturday.

McCoskrie: Euthanasia not the answer

Bob McCoskrie from Family First New Zealand.

OPINION: Opposing euthanasia does not mean that a person opposes compassion.

Wall: Bill gives dying a choice

Manurewa electorate MP Louisa Wall.

OPINION: The Authorised Dying Bill provides a process for a person to choose the manner of their death.

Sport: All Black prop wins double gallery

Olympians at the Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards were artistic gymnasts Theodora Gotz (Tokyo 1964), Barbara ...

Charlie Faumuina is Counties Manukau's supreme athlete of the year.

Home invasions 'rare'

Counties Manukau police district prevention manager Inspector Dave Glossop.

Police recommend using a peephole or looking through a window before opening the door to strangers.

Sport: One day finalists decided gallery

Marty Perry scored 70 and took 3-26 in Papakura's five run upset of Counties Manukau club cricket's one day competition ...

Marty Perry scored 70 and took 3-26 in Papakura's five run upset of Counties Manukau club cricket's one day competition leaders, Pukekoke-Metro last Saturday. 

Anonymouz to share his thoughts and music

Otahuhu producer Anonymouz was among the talent recognised at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards.

A South Auckland music producer wants his music to bring the community together.

Not guilty murder plea

Clayton Ratima was a 24-year-old Tribesmen gang associate and prospect.

Two men appear in court over death of gang prospect Clayton Ratima, who was dropped off at hospital badly injured.

Obama can bring hope at Standing Rock

'This is the Avatar situation in real life' - Kiwi who stood on front line at Standing Rock protest

It's wonderful when you see our people supporting indigenous people around the world.

'Our hearts are aching'

Two victims of the Kaipara sinking, cousins Alipate Manumu'a (left) and Sunia Ungo'unga, were described as "kind, humble ...

Fathers, family men and friends swallowed by the sea. Mourners of the Kaipara fishermen say it's hard to accept.

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