Manukau Courier

Child unharmed after house fire video

Police and fire personal at a house fire on Olive Crescent, Papatoetoe South Auckland.

A 6-year-old child escaped without injury when a fire tore through a sleepout in south Auckland.

Dog attack father faces jail

Sentencing for Orlando Shepherd will now take place next week.

Almost three years after his dog attacked his four-year-old son, authorities seek to jail an Auckland man.

Chiefly food sent to marae

Lionel Hotene of Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae, left, with Commodore Outboard Boating Club Hobson Bay Russell Watson. The ...

A boating club has partnered with a local marae to provide food and fertiliser for the community in the form of unwanted fish parts.

Sport: McGrath rediscovers herself gallery

Michelle McGrath faces her final Partners Life Dual test on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands on March

Michelle McGrath's solution to beating the blues has been to get fit.  

Sport: Commonwealth Games their target

New Zealand champion and Commonwealth Games hopeful, Joe Pomelile is one of three Papatoetoe Olympic Weightlifting Club ...

The countdown for Commonwealth Games qualifications is underway for weightlifters Joe Pomelile​, Aisake Tuitupou​ and Bailey Rogers. 

The changing face of Manukau

(L-R) Ole Maiava, Courtney Sina Meredith and Gus Gilmore.

TEDx, being held for the first time at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) will bring together some of the brightest minds in the city.

Sport: Children blown away with bikes

The health and fitness of children at Rowandale Primary School, Manurewa will be boosted with the help of 15 bikes ...

Fifteen bikes will soon have Rowandale School pupils on the road to improved health and fitness.

Inorganics collection is back

Justine Skilling from Talking Rubbish promoting the community to think about how they dispose their trash.

OPINION: The inorganics collection is back.

'We love them and give them a great life'

Mangere Bridge couple Fiona and Callum McKinlay are among those being recognised during Foster Care Awareness Week.

Fiona and Callum McKinlay are opening their home as well as their hearts to children in need.

The animation generation

Gene Harris of Animation College helping Tupuna Tatara of Southern Cross Campus.

As New Zealand's film industry grows, a few south Auckland students are aiming to contribute to it by getting smart with animation and design.

Alcohol policy goes into hearings

If approved, the local alcohol policy will change how licences are allowed to be established, and where and when stores ...

A local board is supporting a provisional policy which will help minimise alcohol-related harm in some of Auckland's most vulnerable areas.

Taika's top honour video

Film maker Taika Waititi has been named the New Zealander of the Year.

The director, actor and comic represents the best we can be: "Creative, courageous, audacious, subversive and downright funny."

Youth from world over visit Otara school

The members from Ship for World Youth interact with students at Ferguson Intermediate School in Otara, South Auckland.

After sailing for about eight days, 46 youth leaders from Ukraine, Egypt, Kenya and Costa Rica among 10 other countries docked at Ferguson Intermediate School in Otara.

Elvis tribute artists ready to rock

Top international Elvis Presley tribute artists are set to perform at the Auckland Botanic Gardens in Manurewa.

Some of the world's best Elvis Presley tribute artists are descending on South Auckland.

Five reasons why to get cooking

Staff at Mangere Mountain Education Centre with the students of Mangere College.

South Auckland students are being encouraged to ditch fast food in exchange for a healthier home-cooked meal using Maori food crops.

EDITORIAL: Why does tragedy strike?

Justin Latif. Editor of Manukau Courier and Papakura Courier.

EDITORIAL: Our relatively new columnist Peter J Mihaere asks that age-old question about why tragedy seems to strike some and not others.

People safe after fire video

The Fire Service said the house was well ablaze when they arrived.

Fears that people were trapped in a burning house in south Auckland have been allayed.

Sport: Bhupinder Singh leads the charge gallery

Papatoetoe player/coach Bhupinder Singh has worked wonders with his young charges.

Papatoetoe is the surprise package of Auckland club cricket's two day championship.

Mihaere: Why does tragedy strike?

Peter Mihaere, CEO of Stand Against Slavery, outside the Nelson Courthouse where he observed all 31 days of New ...

While my sister and brother-in-law's grass fire was getting under control in Central Hawkes Bay, thanking God and our lucky stars, that the fire seemed to circumnavigate their house and woolshed.

'Brutal' murder appeal dismissed

Adams was convicted in the High Court in Auckland for the 2012 murder of Tamati Tupe.

Conviction appeal fails for man who kicked his victim's head like a football.

Who has NZ's best hot cross buns?

Hillpark Bakery owner Tongmin Li has been recognised as the maker of New Zealand's best hot cross buns.

Tongmin Li has the best buns in the business.

Armed and ready for war

Jared Bostock prepares for Butcher Wars at Meatstock 2017.

Jared Bostock is armed for war - the New Zealand Butcher Wars that is.

Sport: Waiuku and United in the way

Manukau may have the easy run home but captain Ashwin Herwels refuses to dismiss as easy beats Waiuku and United, his ...

Manukau are within reach of winning back-to-back titles in Counties Manukau club cricket's two day championship.

Mad Butcher: RTS shows promise

Graham Lowe is using his connections to help students at the Manukau Institute of Technology's School of Sport.

Just like last week, when I cautioned that one trial loss did not mean much, one trial win, doesn't mean much either.

House fire destroys bathroom video

Four fire crews were called to the fire which gutted the home's bathroom and roof space.

Four fire crews battled the blaze in Mangere East.

Hope walk goes global

Around 3000 people took part in the South Auckland Hope Walk in 2016.

A movement to stop the death of loved ones is taking off.

Dog playground unleashed video

Dogs Bosco, front, and Priest have been enjoying the SPCA's new dog playground, led by animal services manager Tracy Dunn.

One of SPCA Auckland's biggest projects in years is nearly ready and some eager dogs have had a chance to give it a trial run.

'Save ratepayers some money'

Polo Prince Drive resident Dennis Green before the road was resealed.

They aren't calling for the road to be fixed. In fact, these Aucklanders want the road left alone.

Darius needs help to achieve his dreams

South Auckland boy Darius needs sponsorship to help him achieve his goals. His appearance is obscured to protect his privacy.

Darius is a talented little boy with big dreams.

Focus on south Auckland 'regeneration'

Manukau city centre will be a focus of regeneration in the coming years, Phil Goff says.

Phil Goff will still keep The Southern Initiative as a priority for Auckland.

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