Manukau Courier

SPORT: Southern Districts untouchable gallery

Southern Districts, with four titles under their belt, are the undisputed champions of hockey.

 Southern Districts are the cream of premier men’s hockey in the Auckland region - again.

SPORT: Nathan de Thierry itching

Steelers first five Piers Francis was concussed against Taranaki on September 2

Nathan de Thierry might get his first start for the Steelers against Bay of Plenty on September 6.

Odd Shoes for Ryu

Ryu will be wearing odd shoes to show his support for Camp Quality.

Ryu Kireka was a month away from his fifth birthday when life suddenly changed.

Get ready for the big Shakeout

Howick councillor Sharon Stewart wants Aucklanders to get behind the Big ShakeOut.

More than 190,000 Aucklanders have signed up to take part in New Zealand ShakeOut, a national earthquake drill in October.

What's On: Doggy day out

Dogs are in for a treat this month.

Get your dog's tail wagging with some canine socialising, a good bit of exercise and a treat at the end for good behaviour.

What's On: Lost and Found

The artists behind Lost & Found: Our Treasure.

The lost and found treasures of Papatoetoe are on show.

SPORT: Otahuhu squeak into semis

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck inspired Otahuhu College to victory over St Paul's in 2011.

Otahuhu College is in the final of the national secondary school rugby league final tomorrow.

MIT students power up for competition

MIT students are all smiles even though there's still a lot of work to do. From left, Jayme Salmon, Eldho George, Rajat Shauma and Brian Varpin.

MIT students get ready to compete at the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition in NSW.

Seal arrives at hospital

The "sealed-in" seal at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital

A seal has turned up on the doorstep at Middlemore Hospital in south Auckland.

Seniors put pedal to the metal

Terry Donovan wants to hear from senior citizens in Papakura keen to get involved with a growing social cycling group.

An energetic bunch of cycling senior citizens is on the lookout for new recruits in Papakura.

Property values continue to skyrocket

Property values soaring in the Manukau Courier's circulation area.

Counties Manukau rheumatic fever rates drop

Extensive school-based swabbing is believed to be behind the fall in rheumatic fever rates.

Counties Manukau DHB is largely to thank for the drop in rheumatic fever admissions. 

Out & About: Elmwood Village

Hazel Wrigley and Isobel Porter check out one of the military vehicles.

Residents at Manurewa's Elmwood Village get a kick out of all forms of transport.

Biosecurity x-raying beefed up at airport

New biosecurity x-ray machines have been installed this week at Auckland International Airport.

Auckland Airport has beefed up its biosecurity control.

Church’s diamond celebration

Senior pastors Alex and Elaine Larsen are celebrating their church's 60th anniversary.

A church's devoted flock is preparing to mark a major milestone.

More new houses for South Auckland

An artist's impression of the new Special Housing Area planned for Pacific Events Centre Drive.

The latest batch of Special Housing Areas could bring more than 900 new homes to South Auckland.

Getting off the grid with solar

Green MP Gareth Hughes and Karaka resident Roger Wark discuss solar power.

Rising power prices and a drive to become self-sufficient are pushing Roger Wark to get off the grid.

SPORT: No fairy tale ending for Mangere United gallery

Mangere United Daewoo Kim ventures forward.

Mangere United players will be running on empty against Hibiscus Coast at Centre Park on September 6.

Look Who's Talking: Andrew (Stretch) Miller gallery

Andrew "Stretch" Miller.

 

SPORT: Counties Manukau teams come up short

Papakura Sea Eagles coach Richie Blackmore is weighing up his options for next season.

Coaches Richie Blackmore and Songi Tupou want another crack at the Fox Memorial Trophy and the Sharman Cup.

SPORT: Steelers face two games in four days gallery

Steelers' winger Sione Fifita tears into Hawke's Bay defenders Richard Buckman, left, and Zac Guildford.

The damage to the Steelers' morale is the unknown factor ahead of their match against Taranaki on September 2.

OPINION: Willie Jackson

Corrections Minister's portfolio now the laughing stock of the Government.

SPORT: The Mad Butcher

The pinnacle of club league takes place this Saturday at Mt Smart Stadium and I'm very excited because it's the breeding ground for up-and-coming talent.

Good Bloke Award - Bosun Paki

Bosun Paki would like to acknowledge everyone else who has contributed to helping those in need.

This week's Good Bloke Award goes to Bosun Paki for helping those in need.

Alfriston College compete in two national finals

Reciprocate lead singer Pauline Tuia.

Alfriston College band Reciprocate are rehearsing for the national Rockquest and Pacifica Beats finals.

Thanks a Bunch

Lisa Gunanayagam and her husband Terrence treat all their friends as family.

This week's Thanks a Bunch goes to Lisa Gunanayagam and her husband Terrence.

Students say goodbye to blank passports

From left, Asofitu Fesuiai, 18, teacher Jamie Su'a and Kakara Niukore, 19.

Students at BEST Pacific Institute of Education are about to get their passports stamped.

South Auckland garage goes up in flames

A garage was badly damaged by a fire in South Auckland.

Fire has destroyed a garage that was converted into a bedroom in South Auckland.

Court’s makeover complete

Justice Minister Amy Adams officially opened the upgraded Manukau District Court facility on August 28.

The Manukau District Court's $51 million redevelopment is complete.

SPORT: Raymond Talimalie Auckland's league player of the year gallery

Raymond Talimalie with his player of the year trophy.

 Mangere East halfback Raymond Talimalie is the best premier rugby league player in Auckland.

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