Manukau Courier

Auckland water prices increasing

Watercare chief executive Raveen Jaduram

Auckland's water and waste water prices will be increasing by 2.5 per cent.

Power outage affects hundreds

More than 1700 homes are without power in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga.

More than 1700 homes are without power in Auckland.

Sports equipment smashed

Manurewa Local Board members Danella McCormick and Michael Bailey are angry that someone would damage concrete table ...

Community sports equipment has been damaged beyond repair in an act of "mindless vandalism".

Big red sign shouldn't be ignored

Papatoetoe resident Vance Barrett says drivers aren't paying attending to the stop sign.

A Papatoetoe resident isn't happy that people continue to ignore road rules.

Grandmothers mourn for tree video

Juliet Batten, centre, with members of the Grieving Grandmothers. They held a ceremony to "mark the passing" of native ...

Six women joined hands, laid flowers and cried for a puriri tree which will be bulldozed for a motorway.

Stars speak up about drug abuse

Musician Tiki Taane is supporting the BUZZED for change campaign.

Tiki Taane and Mike King are among those fronting a campaign to help vulnerable young people make better choices.

Pink shirts spread anti-bullying message video

First Steps Everglade Preschool teachers and students speak up against bullying.

Education centres across New Zealand have been speaking up against bullying.

Nurse makes it a family affair

Registered nurse Georga Brinkman is graduating from MIT, following in the footsteps of her mother Manja Brinkman ...

Georga Brinkman will follow in the foosteps of her mother and grandmother when she graduates from MIT with a bachelor of nursing.

'Love them to bits - always will'

All emergency services, including a rescue helicopter, rushed to the scene on State Highway 2 near Te Puke in the Bay of ...

Family and friends mourn the two brothers who died in Bay of Plenty crash

Where are the houses?

Manukau East MP Jenny Salesa says the Government’s Special Housing Area policy is failing.

A single house is yet to rise on land announced as one of Auckland's first Special Housing Areas.

Aut students on their way to Venice

AUT architecture student Rachel Burton.

The world's largest architecture exhibition will showcase work from the top 13 AUT students.

Human error led to near-train crash

Human errors are to blame for a near-crash between two trains.

An "ambiguous conversation" sent two trains onto a collision course. They only just stopped in time.

Count Me In for education

Lorenzo Filipo, 17, says the Count Me In project is helping him reach his goals.

A Ministry of Education project is helping young people get formal qualifications.

Shooting hoops for law

AUT honours graduate Charlie Piho never imagined he'd study law.

AUT South Campus is celebrating its first cohort of law students.

Children can safeguard te reo Maori

Kindercare Learning Centre Remuera director Rozanna Mene leads Pippa Smith through the new Maori language learning resource.

A new resource aims to promote the Maori language in early childhood centres.

Warm weather boosts kitten numbers

Hundreds of Auckland kittens are seeking foster and 'forever' homes.

Hundreds of kittens are still being brought into SPCA Auckland every week thanks to an unseasonably warm May.

Gardens share their secrets video

Auckland Botanic Gardens visitor services manager Micheline Newton is welcoming one and all to a world-first open day.

The Auckland Botanic Gardens will join 72 other gardens across Australasia in opening their doors for a mass open day.

Smoke alarms get upgrade

Abilities Group staff, clockwise from left, Phillip Wright, Madhubala Parbhoo, Shona Karora, and Jonathan Hellenberg ...

Housing New Zealand is upgrading the smoke alarms installed in its more than 64,000 properties.

Procession a 'coming of age'

The procession will start at 9.30am at the Manukau campus and parade through the town centre.

Graduates are set to parade South Auckland streets for the very first time.

Welcome sign for students

AUT security officer PK Takaia is studying New Zealand Sign Language so he can communicate with Deaf students, staff and ...

Security officer PK Takaia meets hundreds of people every day - and now he can communicate with them all.

Airport's birthday gift to schools

Adrian Littlewood​ says the airport team wanted to do something extra for its 50th year.

Auckland Airport has set up a scholarship fund for South Auckland teachers to mark its 50th anniversary.

What a load of rubbish

Piles of unwanted household material remain in Clendon weeks after the suburb's inorganic collection.

The new inorganic collection system has left one suburb looking like a bombsite.

Habitat family moves in

The Maihia family, from left, Quintin Teokotai and his girlfriend Cynthia Cilicewa, David Maihia, holding David Jr, and ...

David and Lucia Maihia's dream of owning their own home has finally come true.

Look Who's Talking: 'Speak up for change'

Librarian Barry O'Callaghan loves South Auckland's diversity.

People need to be more vocal and involved in local body affairs, librarian Barry O'Callaghan reckons.

Milestone: Packing the room for Parker

New Zealand boxing champion Joseph Parker answers questions from Mangere East Primary students.

Joseph Parker visits Mangere East Primary School.

Thanks a Bunch: Building community connections

Auckland Council park ranger Janine Nillesen is appreciated by her local community.

This week's bouquet goes to Ambury Farm ranger Janine Nillesen for her "wonderful work" in Mangere Bridge.

What's On: Play comes back to roots

'Move' hits the Mangere Arts Centre from May 23-June 4.

'Move' explores the complex emotions that young people experience.

League great speaks

Rugby league legend Mark Graham, pictured with Kiwi Jason Taumalolo, will speak at the opening of "Broke".

A rugby league legend is the guest speaker at a movie premiere.

Sport: Mangere keep close watch on Papakura City gallery

Onehunga Mangere's Fabio Barbisan and Bucklands Beach's Mark McClintock collide in last week's Chatham Cup match. In a ...

 Mangere United will treat Papakura City as their footballing equals when they meet at Centre Park in Mangere.

Sport: Papatoetoe call in the big guns gallery

Experienced loose head prop Sione Mau will shore up the Papatoetoe scrum against Suburbs on Saturday.

 Papatoetoe calls in the artillery for match against Suburbs.

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