Manukau Courier

Application for new Mangere bridge lodged

Recreational boats will be able to go under the new bridge.

A new pedestrian bridge over the Manukau Harbour moves a step closer.

1080 kills pet dog

Lulu, the larger dog pictured with Jack Russell puppy, Poppy.

A beloved Auckland dog poisoned by 1080 "didn't die in vain".

Students soldier on despite 1080 drop

Year 10 student Konelio Opatt Toma emerges from one of obstacles on the Camp Adair confidence course.

1080 drop doesn't stop students from taking charge at school camp. 

Aucklanders cop more bus lane fines

Bus lane fines are on the rise, as Auckland Transport prepares to put in 24/7 bus lanes.

Bus lane fines are on the rise as city officials introduce 24/7 bus corridors.

Crackdown on public transport fare dodgers

A new law will give local council transport inspectors more power to deal with fare dodgers.

A new law will give local authorities more powers to deal with public transport users who don't pay.

Give two hours to breast cancer

Breast Cancer Foundation ambassador Jacqueline Nairn, who plays nurse Wendy Cooper on Shortland Street, is calling for volunteers to join the 9000-strong Pink Army.

The breast cancer challenge is still enormous.

We must take more refugees - Devoy

Dame Susan Devoy says it's not an easy to time be a refugee in New Zealand.

Race Relations Commissioner says it's time for Kiwis to take responsibility and welcome refugees.

Funding boost for Auckland's emergency housing

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed a Government funding boost which will help battle Auckland's emergency housing crisis. 

Serco under fire for new Wiri prison assaults

Kelvin Davis said Wiri is well on its way to becoming like Mt Eden prison.

Another Serco-run private prison under fire after allegations serious assaults go unreported.

Get growing: Giant pumpkin comp on again

Prizes for the biggest, ugliest and best-dressed pumpkins will feature in the Mitre 10 Easy As Kids BIG Pumpkin Contest.

Children can dream big and put their gardening skills to the test in the Mitre 10 Easy As Kids BIG Pumpkin Contest. 

Out & About - It's Not OK Day

The volleyball match between students and police was tight but the students won by three points.

Mangere College is encouraging students to speak up against family violence.

Good Bloke Award: Hepi Talapule

Hepi Talapule is all smiles after receiving the Good Bloke Award.

Hepi Talapule of Otara is this week's Good Bloke Award recipient.

Look Who's Talking: Thomas Tuhi

Thomas Tuhi wants more people to volunteer to help the poor.

Thomas Tuhi wants more people to volunteer at food banks.

What's On: Photographer of the year

Michinori Kagawa's photo of frost crystals is in the 2015 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year finals.

From jellyfish the size of dinner plates to muddy kids being hosed down after a fun run.

Erica danced before she could walk

Erica Aii loves taking part in StarJam dance workshops.

Erica Aii never related to other people with Down Syndrome until she started dancing.

Pink your ride for cancer research

'Pink caps' are on sale at Bridgestone stores to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Help drive breast cancer out of town this October.

Manurewa expo has all the answers

Staging the Manurewa Community Expo are, from left, Jan Piahana, Wendy Dunn and Huia TeUira.

The answer to all sorts of questions will be on offer in Manurewa next week.

SPORT: Eleven Stingrays in Kiwi Ferns squad

Stingrays captain Sarina Fiso was named player of the tournament.

The country's best women rugby league team and players hail from Counties Manukau. 

SPORT: Stingrays need 80-minute effort gallery

Sione Feao escapes the tackle of the Akarana Falcons' Zensei Inu.

It's do or die for the Stingrays' national rugby league championship campaign in Christchurch on October 3.

SPORT: Steelers rediscover their mojo gallery

Steelers' Sikeli Nabou's smile says it all after scoring against Tasman.

The Steelers have rediscovered their mojo just in time for their ITM Cup clash with Waikato on October 2.

SPORT: Heat too hot for Otago gallery

Counties Manukau Heat winger Renee Wickcliffe slides in for a try.

The Counties Manukau Heat plan to overtake Waikato in the women's national provincial rugby championship standings on October 2.

League clubs stoked to be hosting NRL teams gallery

Ben Barba talks to Brisbane Broncos fan and the under-11 Braven Hawks coach Willie Hamiora.

 Rugby league clubs are over the moon about hosting NRL teams during next year's Auckland Nines.

Serious fraud charges laid

Serious Fraud Office director Julie Read.

Two men are facing Serious Fraud Office charges after allegedly concealing their involvement in other companies from their employer.

Check blood pressure to avoid problems

Venkatesh Asiriah's life was turned upside down when he had a stroke.

October 3 is Blood Pressure Day with free blood pressure checks on offer throughout South Auckland.

Ringworm halts dog adoptions

No dogs allowed

SPCA Auckland's dog adoption area is temporarily closed to the public after a "minor outbreak" of ringworm.

Sistema kids get their own orchestra

Sistema Aotearoa is preparing to celebrate its latest milestone: the official launch of Rangatahi Philharmonia o Tara, the programme's flagship full orchestra.

Men charged with Auckland robberies

The scene of the Kiwibank and Post Shop at Botany Town Centre on September 25.

Two men, aged 35 and 21, face numerous charges relating to robbery and burglary.

SPORT: League clubs can't wait to host NRL Nines teams gallery

Ben Barba of the Cronulla Sharks is at the Mangere East Hawks Rugby Club fronting the announcement that clubs will be hosting NRL teams coming to Auckland for the Auckland Nines.

NRL Nines stars will visit local league clubs at next year's tournament.

Family appeals after Manukau attack video

George Siaosi with his fiancee Melissa Ansin.

The family of a man attacked outside a Denny's restaurant are appealing to the offenders to come forward.

Commuters told to ditch the car

A building boom including construction of the City Rail Link (in red) is about to start in downtown Auckland.

Auckland is about to become a major construction site and the traffic chaos could last five years.

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