Manukau Courier

Man dead in Auckland accident

The death happened at Davies Logistics which runs a fleet of trucks and vans to provide freight and transport around Auckland.

Death of 54 year old man in Mangere is being investigated by Worksafe NZ.

Memorial gardens mystery

Irene Neal is devastated after decorations vanished from her husband Stephen's grave.

A grieving widow has been dealt another blow after keepsakes vanished from her husband's grave.

Family Day for Jonah Lomu video

A public memorial service at Auckland's Eden Park has been confirmed for All Blacks great Jonah Lomu.

Pasifka people will get to pay their own tributes to Mangere's favourite son at a special event on Saturday.

Labour MP standing for mayor video

Veteran Labour MP Phil Goff is running for mayor of Auckland

Labour MP Phil Goff has confirmed he will stand for Auckland mayor in next year's election.

At-risk kids offered different path

Sibling programme manager Steve Boxer, left, and youth worker Jack Betham are teaching boys life skills to stop them joining their brothers in the youth justice system.

Kids with big siblings in the youth justice process are at risk of following in their footsteps, research shows.

New housing areas announced

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Three of nine new Special Housing Areas planned for the super-city are in South Auckland.

New rotary club a 'potpourri of cultures'

Rotary Club Papatoetoe Central was recently formed by members from the wider Indian community.

A new Rotary chapter has started in Papatoetoe.

Caring for ‘God’s treasures’

Manurewa couple David and Angela Hydes have been recognised for their outstanding work as foster parents.

David and Angela Hydes have devoted the past decade to raising other people's children.

Santa’s on his merry way

Working to make this year's Manurewa Santa Parade a success are, from left, Ross Gallagher, Neil Punja, Daryl Wrightson, Glennis Godfrey, Shaughan Woodcock, and Wendy Dunn.

Santa Claus is saddling up his reindeer and will soon take flight heading south.

Four lucky students have help to reach their dreams

The AUT South Campus Achiever Scholarship recipients, from left, Vernel Sarmago, 18, Matthew Apuda, 18, San Chung, 18 and Lukey Zhou, 17.

Four lucky high school students have been awarded a scholarship to study at AUT South Campus next year.

Take care with compost and potting mix

Composts and potting mixes are great for boosting plant growth, but they can also be fertile ground for one of the bugs that cause Legionnaire's disease.

The sun is out, which means people are preparing the garden.

Asbestos to be removed from homestead

Work to remove asbestos from Manurewa's Nathan Homestead will soon get under way.

Up to $40,000 will be spent to remove asbestos from a well-used South Auckland building.

Candles for Jonah video

The order of service.

Forty candles glowed in a South Auckland church to remember the all too short life of rugby great Jonah Lomu.

SPORT: The Mad Butcher

So much has been said about the passing of Jonah Lomu.

Chopper crash: 'Only unflinching scrutiny will save young lives'

The wreckage of a skydiving plane that crashed during take-off from the Fox Glacier Aerodrome on September 4, 2010, killing nine people.

OPINION: When the time comes to attribute a cause to this weekend's helicopter crash, we must protect lives.

What Aucklanders want

Former Labour leader Phil Goff is to announce on Sunday afternoon that he is running for the mayoralty of Auckland City.

As Phil Goff announces his bid for Auckland's top job, the city's residents tell us what they want from a new mayor.

'This is how to fix a broken city'

Public transport lobbyist Patrick Reynolds  has bought a new car - but congestion means he will avoid driving it in central Auckland at all costs.

OPINION: A big modern city needs a big modern public transport system – as Kiwis see overseas.

Opinion: Willie Jackson

Richie should have put off retirement announcement to show respect to Jonah.

Manslaughter accused pleads guilty

A man has admitted his role in the death of a father of seven at Auckland's High Court.

Father of seven Gordon Hona died following workplace assault at Foodstuffs factory.

Christmas spirit is "outstanding"

Salvation Army operations manager Murray Peat, left, Manurewa Community Library manager Michelle Appleton and Christmas volunteer Grace Holdaway with some of the gifts donated so far.

The Salvation Army's annual Christmas appeal is well underway.

Win tickets to Christmas in the Park

Guess who will be the special guest at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.

The countdown is on to Coca-Cola Christmas  in the Park at the Auckland Domain on December 12.

Free fun in Clendon

Performers from Aorere College's belly dance group showcase their hip-swivelling talent.

This year's Clendon Fun Day offered entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

Sole mates for women

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Policemen are swapping their boots for stilettos in a bid to combat violence against women.

Santa's little helpers get ready for parade

Children from Papatoetoe Playcentre will be making an appearance in the parade for the fourth year running.

Santa is coming to town and so are his little helpers.

SPORT: Papatoetoe in command

Papatoetoe's Arminder Sohal scored his 96 off 97 deliveries.

 Papatoetoe are in command of their two-day Auckland club cricket match against Birkenhead City.

SPORT: Otahuhu premier women return to winning ways

Otahuhu's pitcher Hannon Hoani lputs everything into it.

Otahuhu are starting to make waves in the premier reserve ranks of Auckland men's softball.

SPORT: Auckland United in back-to-back losses

United's defence is holding up well - the same can't be said of their attack.

Auckland United will look to snap a two game losing streak against Waikato-Bay of Plenty on November 22.

Look Who's Talking - Phoebe Gu

Phoebe Gu says South Auckland is the "new" city and is still growing.

Phoebe Gu is originally from China but has been living in Auckland for 15 years.

Tributes flow for South Auckland's famous son

Mayor Len Brown says Jonah Lomu will be remembered as a great Aucklander and a great New Zealander who left his mark both on and off the rugby field.

A day to help reduce cot deaths

Maori babies are more at risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy than any other ethnic group.

More than 60 percent of babies who die suddenly and unexpectedly in New Zealand are Maori.

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