Manukau Courier

Look Who's Talking: Andrew (Stretch) Miller gallery

Andrew "Stretch" Miller.

 

SPORT: Counties Manukau teams come up short

Papakura Sea Eagles coach Richie Blackmore is weighing up his options for next season.

Coaches Richie Blackmore and Songi Tupou want another crack at the Fox Memorial Trophy and the Sharman Cup.

SPORT: Steelers face two games in four days gallery

Steelers' winger Sione Fifita tears into Hawke's Bay defenders Richard Buckman, left, and Zac Guildford.

The damage to the Steelers' morale is the unknown factor ahead of their match against Taranaki on September 2.

OPINION: Willie Jackson

Corrections Minister's portfolio now the laughing stock of the Government.

SPORT: The Mad Butcher

The pinnacle of club league takes place this Saturday at Mt Smart Stadium and I'm very excited because it's the breeding ground for up-and-coming talent.

Good Bloke Award - Bosun Paki

Bosun Paki would like to acknowledge everyone else who has contributed to helping those in need.

This week's Good Bloke Award goes to Bosun Paki for helping those in need.

Alfriston College compete in two national finals

Reciprocate lead singer Pauline Tuia.

Alfriston College band Reciprocate are rehearsing for the national Rockquest and Pacifica Beats finals.

Thanks a Bunch

Lisa Gunanayagam and her husband Terrence treat all their friends as family.

This week's Thanks a Bunch goes to Lisa Gunanayagam and her husband Terrence.

Students say goodbye to blank passports

From left, Asofitu Fesuiai, 18, teacher Jamie Su'a and Kakara Niukore, 19.

Students at BEST Pacific Institute of Education are about to get their passports stamped.

South Auckland garage goes up in flames

A garage was badly damaged by a fire in South Auckland.

Fire has destroyed a garage that was converted into a bedroom in South Auckland.

Court’s makeover complete

Justice Minister Amy Adams officially opened the upgraded Manukau District Court facility on August 28.

The Manukau District Court's $51 million redevelopment is complete.

SPORT: Raymond Talimalie Auckland's league player of the year gallery

Raymond Talimalie with his player of the year trophy.

 Mangere East halfback Raymond Talimalie is the best premier rugby league player in Auckland.

SPORT: Papatoetoe face Kelston first up

Otahuhu College's Alfred Smalley will be a player to watch at this year's  national secondary schools rugby league championships.

Papatoetoe High School opens its national secondary school rugby league campaign against Kelston Boys' High School on August 31.

Fighting an invisible disease every day

Julie Foster was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 33 years old.

Julie Foster described herself as a prime candidate for the silent disease.

What's On: Cops in chorus

The Counties Manukau District Commander's choir in action at the latest police district awards ceremony.

Cops will hit the stage this September to explore human empathy and evil.

One stick for vein finder video

Haematology nurse Ella Liang uses the vein finder on Angela Knox.

Finding a suitable vein may pose a challenge on any patient. And those with difficult to find veins can be near impossible but the Haematology day ward at Middlemore Hospital have found the answer.

Out & About: Redoubt Stake gallery

The day was attended by 43 volunteers unloading a truck full school furniture , they were cleaned up and packed back into a 20ft container.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - The Redoubt Stake worked in collaboration with the Furniture for Schools Charitable Trust to send school furniture to Kiribati.

SPORT: Steelers name Frank Halai on the wing gallery

Wing Frank Halai makes his long-awaited return to representative rugby against Hawke's Bay on August 28.

Frank Halai makes his long-awaited return to the Steelers against Hawke's Bay on August 28.

Bid to scrap housing plan fails

The Otuataua Stonefields are next to a Special Housing Area in Mangere.

A protest aimed at scrapping a Special Housing Area near historical land has failed.

Te reo shines bright at Pu Korero competition

A Pu Korero regional speech competitor takes the stage.

Raising the levels of te reo Maori is the aim of the Pu Korero regional speech competition.

Islamic take on Shakespeare's Othello

The secondary girls from Al-Madinah School put on a show called Omar which was  based on Shakespeare's Othello but from an Islamic perspective.

An all-girl Muslim production was a sell-out in South Auckland.

Voice-up for youth

Shardae Khusal will be holding Voice-Up workshops to empower young people to make informed decisions.

The youth of Otara now have a chance to speak up and take lead.  

Ranges to reopen after 1080 drop

Auckland Council is halfway through its 1080 drop in the Hunua Ranges.

The first application of toxic 1080 bait in the Hunua Ranges area is complete and the parklands are expected to reopen later this week.

Gas canister explodes under house

The person was hurt as they tried to put out the flames after the explosion.

A person has suffered burns after a gas canister exploded under a house in South Auckland.

Child thief escapes on trike

Police acting inspector Simon Walker says parents should know where their children are at all times.

Young South Auckland kids used party string to distract a woman in an attempted handbag snatch.

Rent rise hurts pensioners

Paul Simmonds wants to know why his rent is going up to 30 per cent of his pre-tax income.

More money for fewer services - that's the message coming from pensioners living in Auckland Council owned housing.

OPINION: Willie Jackson

I was amazed to learn that a migration boom is upon us as more Indian and Chinese students arrive in New Zealand.

Good Bloke Award - Tom Wichman

Tom Wichman from Mangere gets the Good Bloke Award.

This week's Good Bloke Award goes to Tom Wichman of Mangere.

SPORT: Steelers have payback on their mind gallery

Winger Frank Halai made a telling return to rugby with two tries in Counties Manukau B's loss to
Auckland.

 The Steelers have payback in mind as they prepare for their ITM Cup clash with Hawke's Bay.

Out & About: Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day

Flags are carried into the memorial gardens at the start of the ceremony.

Maori soldiers have been honoured in their mother tongue.

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