Manukau Courier

Weedkiller in the gun

Julian Bartrom is among those campaigning to have Auckland Council stop using the herbicide glyphosate as part of its ...

"No one wants to be poisoned by a carcinogenic chemical."

Crackdown on motorbike hoons

A council sign warning against riding motorbikes in the area has been vandalised itself.

Residents are fed up with motorbikes being ridden along a south Auckland walkway.

Bus station will open in 2018

An artist's impression of the new Manukau Bus Station.

The finish date of Manukau's $26m bus station has been pushed back months to 2018.

Parker given hero's welcome gallery

Joseph Parker with his WBO belt.

WBO Heavyweight Champion and South Auckland boy Joseph Parker welcomed by extended whanau and community at Mangere Town Centre.

Bridge replacement delayed

The Old Mangere Bridge opened in 1915.

Waka ama enthusiasts are benefiting from delays to replacement of an iconic Auckland structure.

Train station to close

Westfield Station in Otahuhu will close on March 12.

Fewer than 330 people use Westfield Station every day, so it will be shuttered.

Man impaled on front gate

The Fire Service helped to free a man impaled on a fence in Manukau.

"He was quite hung up on it," firefighter says.

57kmh, downhill: fined

In December and January each year, the New Zealand police issue speeding tickets for motorists only 4kmh over the speed ...

Why do some parts of the country attract so many more speeding fines than others?

Honours for south Aucklanders

Dame Valerie Adams, Niue Premier Toke Talagi, Phil Goff, Judge Charles Blackie, George Ngatai and Peter Sykes were ...

From a Dame to a QSM, find out who made this year's New Year Honours List.

Talking Rubbish: Summer is harvest time

Peach and plum harvest from our tree

Opinion: I love this time of year, because there's so much good food growing in our neighbourhoods, ready to be picked and eaten.

Lucky rescue after night in sea

Three Coastguard rescue teams went searching for the missing man.

Man bobbed for at least four hours in cold, choppy water after his dinghy overturned.

Super mums prep for Round the Bays

The Manurewa Mums group, from left, Bridget Duffey, Georgy Smith, Cecelia Rhodes, Melanie Rhodes, Raeleen Durham and ...

They've raised 31 children and now a group of six mums are taking on a challenge of a different sort.

Home sweet home

Pastor Chris Sululoto from the South Auckland Samoan Seventh-day Adventist Church, centre, presents a blessing basket to ...

They've gone from living with relatives in cold, overcrowded conditions to having a brand new home of their own.

From flab to fit

Josephine Ormsby says she weighed 133kg at her heaviest. She's pictured holding her son Christian in a photo taken about ...

Josephine Ormsby's story is one of violence, fear, courage and victory.

Assault, robbery at pizza store

Bridge Pizza in Mangere Bridge was robbed overnight.

A worker at a south Auckland pizza shop escaped serious injuries after a robbery on Tuesday night. 

Mariachi youth band comes to Auckland

Among the musicians in the new mariachi band based in South Auckland are, from left, 9-year-old bass player Thomas ...

The unmistakable sound of Mexico is coming to south Auckland.

Inspiring youth through gardening

TYLA Otara's David Johansson, left, Nooroa Moutira and Anastasia Meredith are working on a new community garden space ...

Gone are piles of beer bottles and mattresses and in their place is a fresh patch of land ready for fruit and vegetable crops.

Council merges call centres

Auckland Council will move call centre staff from five buildings into one.

Auckland Council will merge five call centres into one. But will there be job losses?

Sport: Manu Vatuvei's top five things to do gallery

Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei is recommending visitors coming for the Auckland Nines extend their stay and take in ...

Manu Vatuvei​ is egging visitors attending the Auckland Nines to extend their stay in the big smoke. 

The school that quit sugar

'The topic that is going off is sugar tax'

They adopted a 'water only' policy. There was one complaint - but better behaviour, attendance and achievement.

South's top ten things to do

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board member Reece Autagavaia has come up his top ten things to do around South Auckland this ...

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board member Reece Autagavaia has come up his top ten things to do around South Auckland this summer.

Health board prepares for strike action

Middlemore Hospital services will be affected if the proposed strike by junior doctors goes ahead next week. Counties ...

Junior doctors employed by Counties Manukau Health are set to stop work next week.

Helping others lead healthy lives

Jessie-Lee Bevan, left, with AUT University professor of nutrition Elaine Rush, graduated from her Pacific Heartbeat ...

"I can't believe how much I used to actually eat KFC, that's disgusting to me now."

King-hit victim dead

George Siaosi, pictured with fiancee Melissa Ansin, died last week, 16 months after the attack that took away his ...

George Siaosi died after a year of learning to walk, talk and eat again. But his attacker won't be charged.

Sport: Weightlifting grows in Papatoetoe gallery

The Papatoetoe Olympic Weighting Club's team to the North Island Championships.

Simon Kent's weightlifting dream is starting to turn into a reality in Papatoetoe.

Turning rugby into a career

Gene Te Amo with his Bachelor of Sport & Recreation certificate.

Inspired by Richie McCaw, Manurewa boy Gene Te Amo is working on his plans to turn his passion for rugby into a career.

Miss Universe NZ a true Kiwi gal

Miss Universe NZ Tania Dawson: 'I want to win as me - not as someone who's been created.'

Tania Dawson loves pies, cares more about teaching than Instagram likes - and is aiming to win the Miss Universe world title.

10,000 flee Auckland video

Felix Krause, former owner and operator of popular Mangere Bridge cafe Ruby Red was forced to move out of Auckland due ...

NZ's regional councils warned to gear up for influx as rent and house prices "break the back" of families.

No regrets for Auckland expats

Felix Krause, former owner and operator of popular Mangere Bridge cafe Ruby Red was forced to move out of Mangere Bridge ...

"Do it now" is Felix Krause's advice to anyone considering leaving Auckland.

5 easy jogging trails

Getting fit running is a great New Year's resolution, but where is a good place to jog, close to where you live?

The festive season is over and you want to burn some calories. Here are great Auckland spots to go running in.

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