Manukau Courier

Sport: Cathy Friend, first lady of rugby league

Cathy Friend has been made an official kuia (elder) of Auckland Rugby League after 60 years service, 25 of those as a ...

Catherine Friend is the first lady of Auckland rugby league.

Mihaere: A day in my life

Peter Mihaere working from home.

OPINION: You might have read a few of Peter Mihaere's columns, but here's a bit more background to our new regular columnist.

'No such thing as busy period'

The emergency department at Middlemore Hospital is experiencing full capacity all year round.

Forget quiet summers and busy winters, Auckland's Middlemore Hospital now has a full emergency department right through the year.

Easter trading faces opposition

Aucklanders will get a say on whether they want to allow trading on Easter Sunday from next year onwards.

Aucklanders will get a say on whether they want to allow shops to open on Easter Sunday. But some don't support the idea.

Race to help kids battling cancer

Shelley Greco from Mangere Bridge is organising an Amazing Race to raise money for charity.

Mangere Bridge residents have a chance to do their bit and help terminally ill children enjoy their last days.

Auckland prisoners get artistic gallery video

Going by the current trend, Moana has made it to the prison walls too.

Moana, Albert Einstein, Shrek and the sisters from Frozen are taking over Auckland prison's walls.

Fees over big rubbish bins opposed

From left, Manurewa Local Board chairwoman Angela Dalton, Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board chairwoman Lotu Fuli and ...

Community politicians in South Auckland are speaking with one voice against changes to the local rubbish collection system.

Sport: Pulman Arena opens Saturday

Bruce Pulman and the latest addition to his Bruce Pulman Park dream, the caverous indoor arena that bears his name.

Pulman Arena, the cavernous indoor sports centre at Bruce Pulman Park, will be opened on Saturday.

Facing burglary charges

Court documents shed some light on who are being charged for burglary.

Take a look inside court at what charges alleged burglars are facing.

Keven Mealamu returns to Aorere College

Steven Luatua, Albert Ngata, Sione Mafileo and Keven Mealamu.

Keven Mealamu is hoping to give underprivileged children a better chance at playing rugby through a new initiative called 'Best Foot Forward'.

His 'bread and butter' stolen

Reggae icon Tigilau Ness had his accoustic guitar stolen from the back of his car on Monday,

Che Fu's dad, and the godfather of NZ reggae music, has had his prized acoustic guitar stolen.

Gun man arrested

Damage caused to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Otara.

Police say the man led them on a chase through Otara, Auckland before crashing into a church fence.

Arrests after 15-person brawl

A brawl erupted near Homai train station, in the south Auckland suburb of Wiri.

Two arrested, one taken to hospital following major brawl in south Auckland.

Olympic moment immortalised video

Sir John Walker crossing the finish line at the Montreal Olympics. The statue will be modelled off this moment.

Statue will tell kids 'if he can do it, so can I', Sir John Walker says.

Restructure going by the books: Chief

There number of desk checkouts in Auckland libraries was 5.5 million in 2012/13 but only 3.7 million in 2015/16.

A dramatic decline in desk checkouts is one of the drivers of a major restructuring of Auckland community libraries.

Jackson: What to do about our water?

08122014 News Photo: Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ. Maori wards debate held at the TSB Showplace in New Plymouth. Willie Jackson.

OPINION: What is going on with our water?

Huge brawl near train station

The brawl was centred around Homai Station, in Wiri.

Multiple people knocked unconscious after brawl involving knives, sticks and bats near Auckland train station.

Flood pony finds way home

The 20-year-old mare is skinny but otherwise "well in herself"

Swept away in flash floods, Voice was nowhere to be seen for two weeks. She's been found alive and well.

Airport dog's death criticised

Three new Aviation Security puppies joined the service in May 2016, including Grizz.

"They need to have a bloody good look at their training methods," a police dog trainer says.

Gunman still on the run

A large hole was left in the fence outside the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Otara after the police chase.

The man was chased by police, and dogs, in Auckland but managed to evade both.

Softball: Save their worst till last gallery

Otahuhu's Kelsey Rangi take a swing in the opening match of the women's club nationals against Dodgers.

Otahuhu's premier women's softballers saved their worst performance of the year till last.

EDITORIAL: Get insulated before it's too late

Justin Latif. Editor of Manukau Courier and Papakura Courier.

[EDITORIAL]. The Government's insulation grants run out soon, so don't delay in seeing if you're eligible to apply.

Love letter to Parnell

Parnell is famous as a shopping destination.

The old, the new, the cheap, the eye wateringly expensive. Parnell is a mad mix.

Changing the way nurses work

Nurses Reuben Sutton, left, Jaana Downie, Diana Sigbalavu and Vivian Washington were part of the Counties Manukau Health ...

Nurses are changing the way they interact with patients and their families thanks to findings from a group of students.

Schools at crisis point recruiting teachers gallery

Howick Primary School principal Leyette Callister, Pakuranga College principal Michael Williams and Elm Park School ...

A shortage of teachers in New Zealand's largest city is continuing to cause major stress for school leaders.

Truck fire diverts airport traffic

Emergency services were called to a truck fire near the Auckland Airport.

Delays expected for travellers after truck catches fire near Auckland Airport.

Mad Butcher: Dunedin shines despite Warriors' woes

Marcelo Montoya of the Bulldogs takes a ball from Manu Vatuvei of the Warriors.

OPINION: We may not have won in Dunedin, going down to the Bulldogs, but I have met some wonderful people in the South.

9000 take Polyfest stage

Photos of the Kelston Boys High and Kelston Girls High Niuean group performing at Polyfest 2017 on Friday, March 17.

Song and dance, kapa haka performances, bright coloured outfits and a whole lot of food are what made up the last week for most South Auckland students.

Drugs and booze driving burglaries

Getting quick cash for drugs is motivating many would-be burglars.

In part two of our 'Spotlight on Burglaries' campaign, we take a look at why burglaries are committed and what the thieves are after.

Creating edible wearable art

Dawson Primary School pupils are growing vegetables in unusual containers including empty egg shells and a hollowed out ...

Taylar Tapara isn't one to back down from a challenge.

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