Manukau Courier

Goff keen to boost home ownership

Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff visited South Auckland to meet the people behind the Waimahia Inlet Special Housing ...

Phil Goff says Auckland needs more developments like the Waimahia Inlet Special Housing Area.

Pages of Anzac tributes video

Historian Val Payne, left, editor Evie Mahoney and researcher Jill Palmer.

Historian Val Payne "just about went cross-eyed" tracking down Mangere servicemen and women for a new book.

Horror stories of the building boom

A council inspector looks at a crooked wall holding up a two-storey house.

A two storey house's steel frame bolted to nothing - it's cowboy builder corner-cutting.

Sell Council HQ: mayor

Mayor Len Brown says the council would be better off selling its headquarters and pocketing the money.

A sale of Auckland Council's controversial building would net $300m, Len Brown says.

Electric bike sales boom

Pt Chevalier resident Chris Boys got sick of sitting in traffic and now rides his e-bike to work.

Commuters sick of traffic and not wanting to arrive at work sweaty are turning to e-bikes.

'Magic' potion destroys skin video

Hanh Le before, left, and after using intense skin lightening products. She says although she already had pale skin ...

 Whitening products made Hanh Le feel more beautiful at first but now they've "ruined" her skin.

How do you lose your false teeth?

This is what the lost and found property room looked like on Friday March 8 before the charity came and picked up items. ...

The weird and wonderful world of Auckland Airport's lost and found.

Out & About: Wero Whitewater Park official opening

Kiwi Olympic kayaking champion Ian Ferguson is the facility's general manager.

Prime Minister John Key has officially opened the $37 million Wero Whitewater Park in Manukau.

Look Who's Talking: 'Give people a chance'

Maree Beaven says South Auckland would be a better place if a "small minority" of people weren't so quick to judge.

Maree Beaven says South Auckland would be a better place if a "small minority" of people weren't so quick to judge.

What's On: Sacred sites celebrated

The Ihumatao area contains volcanic cones, freshwater springs and burial caves.

The ancient landscape of Ihumatao is being explored through contemporary art.

Sport: Onehunga Mangere upset Papatoetoe AFC 6-0 gallery

Mangere's Arnold Kochasira scored one of three goals in the Round 5 match against North Shore. Mangere won 3-2.

The local football derby between Manurewa and Papakura City will be the hottest ticket in town on Saturday.

Sport: East Tamaki clinch upset win

Jeremiah Latana scored a brace in Papatoetoe's 39-14 win over Mt Wellington.

East Tamaki need to keep their feet on ground after upset win.

Sport: The Mad Butcher

Warriors' skipper Ryan Hoffman's face says it all.

I am at a loss as to what to say about my Vodafone Warriors, humiliated 42-0 in Melbourne by the Storm.

Sweet success for Candy's tunes

Katrina Winn was given a framed A2 poster of her son's first concert tour as a Mother's Day gift from her husband. It ...

Graham Candy is making airwaves in Europe as a singer-songwriter.

Richie survives toxic berry

Karaka tress are common throughout New Zealand. Its berries contain a nurotoxin that can be lethal to pets.

The toxic karaka berry nearly kills Sandra Charlesworth's dog.

New school's head named

Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School establishment committee chairman Philip Cortesi and newly appointed foundation ...

Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School has named its foundation principal

What's On: Classic Kiwi tunes on stage

From left: Robert Enari, Karl Perigo and Suzanne Lynch are among the performers taking audiences on a journey through ...

Legendary entertainer Suzanne Lynch will pay tribute to New Zealand's most treasured entertainers at a daytime concert.

Sport: Patumahoe's winning streak continues gallery

David Raikuna is back in Pukekohe colours.

 Patumahoe and Pukekohe both have wins in Counties Manukau club rugby

Sport: No let up for Papakura

Papakura's William Stowers takes a tackle from Mt Albert's Edward Purcell.

The Papakura Sea Eagles are battered and bruised after gruelling contests against Fox Memorial Trophy heavyweights.

Sport: Manurewa hang on to trophy

Alamanda Motuga returned home on Wednesday from touring with the New Zealand Sevens team and was the standout player for ...

Manurewa retain the Pat Walsh Memorial Trophy with a 34-14 victory over Waiuku.

Thanks a Bunch: Aunt has 'a heart of gold'

Leata Togi is this week's Thanks a Bunch recipient. She has been nominated for the hard work she does for family and friends.

This week's bouquet goes to Leata Togi of Mangere.

Out & About: Student science fair

Papakura siblings, from left, Annaliese, 4, Marcus, 6, and Gemma Frazerhurst, 7, delved into the role bees play in ...

Dozens of inquisitive young learners took part in this year's science fair for home-schooled students.

Sport: Auckland top for sport

Events like the Cricket World Cup 2015 semifinal between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park boosted Auckland's ...

NZ's biggest city named best medium-sized sports centre in the world.

Sport: Manurewa High come home with medals gallery

Paddle Boys, Sean Maireroa, left, Pafe Momoisea, Duane Malupo, Deschlla Leaso, TJ Talalelei and Raghav Narula took ...

 Manurewa High School were the best performed South Auckland school at the secondary school waka ama sprint nationals.

The bodies under the bridge

Mother Mubarak Yusuf, also known as Pakeeza Faizal, and her daughter Jawairiyah Kalim, 3.

Kamal Reddy "unwittingly" confessed murdering his partner and her daughter, court hears.

Park will 'blow people's minds'

Manukau Courier reporter Alexandra Nelson, right, got to try out Wero Whitewater Park in Manukau before the facility ...

The country's first purpose-built whitewater park has opened in Auckland.

Fundraisers get a taste of wheelchair life

Members of the Temple Ministries community fitness programme took part in a wheelchair challenge to raise money for the ...

A group of fundraisers got a small taste of what it is to be confined to a wheelchair on the way to raising $6000 for the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit at Otara.

School gets million-dollar revamp

Associate education Nikki Kaye says the school upgrade is a step in the ongoing improvements and expansion of schools ...

Papatoetoe Central School will undergo a $4.2 million upgrade.

Cheerleaders recovering from traumatic crime

Members of the Cheer Dynamix Black Queens cheerleading squad are raising money online to help them recover from a ...

Kiwi cheerleaders lose cash and belongings when their US accommodation is ransacked.

Sport: Sea Eagles snatch a win over Pirates

James Dowie, pictured being tackled by the Pt Chevalier Pirates while playing for Mangere East, scored a runaway try in ...

Papakura upset Pt Chevalier in the Game of the Round this weekend, winning in front of their home crowd at Prince Edward Park.

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