Manukau Courier

Vaai: Culture at heart of my success

Reina Vaai is a criminal defence lawyer, reporter for Tagata Pasifika TV 1 and blogger.

OPINION: I remember when I was in my first year at the University of Auckland, I attended the Pacific orientation day.

Uplifting Maori in theatre

Aorere College drama teacher Kelly Morrison, left, was Cian Elyse Waiti's first ever acting coach and now her mentor as ...

Writing her first ever play was a terrifying, humbling, and rewarding challenge for 800 Words actress Cian Elyse Waiti.

Jackson: Water access raise concerns

Willie Jackson and Labour leader Andrew Little on the day Jackson announced he would stand for Labour.

OPINION: Cloud Ocean Water Ltd is a China-based company specialising in investment in New Zealand.

Sport: Manukau City up for the challenge

Manukau City are relying on sharp shooter Andre Estay for goals against Western Springs and Waitakere City this weekend.

Manukau City back themselves in the Chatham Cup tie against Waitakere next week.

Author finds her voice

Helen Tau'au Filisi is holding an art exhibition and releasing a new children's book as part of Samoan language week.

A passionate writer and artist, it took some years before Helen Tau'au Filisi first published a book, now she's releasing her fifth children's book.

Inspiring people to take pride video

The tags have been covered up and will be removed by the centre's management.

The Clendon Pride Project hopes to stamp out vandalism, rubbish and anti-social behaviour.

Worrying is a great time waster

Jio Williams is a 21-year-old freelance filmmaker from Manurewa.

Look Who's Talking

$40k trial to boost Hop card

Auckland Transport and the two local boards have contributed a total of $40,000 to the trial.

Cash paying commuters in parts of south Auckland could be able to get a free AT Hop card as part of a new trial.

Kids smiling at 'water-only' policy

Yendarra School students, from left, Mykyll Davis, 10, Adi Iketau, 10, Tamanu Dargaville, 9, only fill up on water at school.

"They can't believe there are kids their age drinking fizzy drinks."

Sport: South Aucklanders' support wanted

Ken Maumalo wants South Auckland's Samoan and Tongan communities to get in behind the coming Rugby League World Cup.

South Aucklanders will add colour and a festive atmosphere to the coming Rugby League World Cup.

Pretty pests still a problem

From left, Tom King, Brian and Mary Paki, Shirly Herbert, and Albert Vahaakolo.

Residents are still battling local government to remove messy pin oaks 15 years on.

Manurewa schools among most overcrowded

A Ministry of Education report reveals 214 schools around the country are considered over capacity, while 488 are at ...

Manurewa schools make up for a large chunk of the "over capacity" schools in Auckland.

Sport: Marist and and Manurewa Rugby Black win easy

Karaka Emerald, back, from left, Trudy Andrews (manager), Chloe Kwidor, Chloe Keys, Tyler Rumball, Katie Andrews, ...

Marist 1 and Manurewa Rugby Red continue to dominate the premier grade at the Papakura Netball Centre.

Adeaze to kick off cultural festivities

Nainz Tupai, of music group Adeaze, sang Moana with the students to kick off the celebrations.

Leading children in a singalong to Moana, Nainz Tupai helped a primary school kick off Samoan Language Week in Auckland.

A Papatoetoe High win crucial

Southern Cross Campus hooker Sam Lauhingoa kicks on the sixth during his side's 20-all draw with St Paul's College last ...

Papatoetoe High School face Aorere College in a decisive College Rugby League match in Papatoetoe on Wednesday.

Mad Butcher: Happy weekend of sport

Shaun Johnson and Kieran Foran of the Warriors celebrate during the round 12 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors ...

OPINION: Talk about busy, I have been like a bee with bum full of honey.

Folk tale given Kiwi twist

Otahuhu College students Maddy Leilua, left, and Tanya Roko took part in the Auckland Writers Festival in May.

Two Otahuhu College students entered folklore amidst their school and family this month.

Power restored to 9000 homes

Power was out for about an hour in the Manurewa and Takanini areas.

Power has been restored to about 9000 homes in south Auckland after power lines were brought down.

NZSO wants families to boogie

Presenter Chris Lam Sam hosts the NZ Symphony Orchestra's free family concerts entitled Symphonic Boogie on Monday, May ...

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) stages free family concerts in Manukau on May 29.

Cash rewards target dairy robberies

CCTV footage captured four young men violently robbing the Kingsford Superette in Mangere earlier this month.

Police to offer money to dob in robbers as part of new campaign to stop spate of aggravated robberies.

Govt scheme to increase housing

Hundreds of homes are planned for south Auckland under the Government's Crown Land Scheme. (file photo).

People wanting to buy a new house in south Auckland may soon be in luck.

Auckland science buffs go international

If Cailey Dayu had to pick one stream, she says it would be physics.

Sustainable buildings, the Large Hadron Collider and nuclear physics are just some of the interests that two South Auckland students are keen on.

Turning pain into song

Singer-songwriter Annie Grace survived rock bottom and turned her grief into song.

After losing three babies and being diagnosed with bone marrow disease, singer Annie Grace did what she did best - sang about it.

Call for action on rubbish

The pile contained items including black rubbish bags, household appliances, cardboard, and more.

One man is making a stand against illegal rubbish dumping in his south Auckland neighbourhood.

New supermarket for Clendon

The new Pak 'n Save supermarket replaces a New World that had been open in Clendon for about 30 years.

About 20 jobs will be created when construction of a new south Auckland supermarket is completed.

Debating to be streamed LIVE

The annual Secondary School Samoan language debate in 2016.

According to Stats NZ, Samoan is the second most commonly spoken language in Auckland.

'Accountants are going to be obsolete'

JobFest at Manukau Vodafone Events Centre.

Information technology seems to be the hottest career opportunity in Auckland right now. But is accounting becoming obsolete?

Bouncy castles give youth a boost

The Bounce For A Cause bouncy castle business helps youth make their first leap into the workforce.

A community bouncy castle business is helping South Auckland youth make that crucial leap into the workforce.

One dead in crash

Police and ambulance responded to the crash in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Otahuhu in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

What's Krispy Kreme up against? video

Stuff tested five of the best doughnuts from around south Auckland.

Will local doughnuts be able to hold their own against Krispy Kreme? We put them to the test.

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