Manukau Courier

Hero praised by police

Harman Singh: "I'm a shy guy, but it's nice. I'm so happy."

A Sikh man who removed his turban to save a child's life has been honoured for his efforts.

South Auckland schools pitch in for All Black banner gallery

Muna Kaloni (9) of Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Otara high fives All Blacks, Hika Elliot, right, Adny Ellis and Jerome Kaino.

 The All Blacks need only look to the sidelines for encouragement when they play Samoa on July 8.

Break-ins spoil playtime

Mangere Bridge Playgroup mums and kids are fed up with burglars breaking into their building and stealing their toys.

Repeat break-ins and burglaries at a popular playgroup have parents calling for a time-out.

OPINION: Willie Jackson

120110 News. Photo: Neil Duddy/Manukau Courier. The Manukau Urban Maori Authority are in negotions with Guardian Trust to take over the contract for Pacificare Rest Home and Hospital in Mangere. Chief executive Willie Jacksons says the urban authority was called in by rest home residents after the Counties Manukau District Health Board announced it was closing the hospital down on Januray 31.

The Government's move to offload part of its Housing New Zealand responsibility is definitely on shaky foundations.

Performers prepare for historic rugby match

The team from the Pacific Institute for Performing Arts are gearing up for the performance of their lives in Samoa.

An historic rugby match will become even more memorable for a group of diehard rugby fans.

Teaching behind bars gallery

Helen Clark presents a prisoner with a certificate for completing a literacy programme while Howard League for Penal Reform president Tony Gibbs watches.

Charlotte* used to walk around prison with a dictionary under her arm.

Bus lanes to speed up commute

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the planned bus lanes as part of the East West Connections project.

NZTA plan on putting in bus lanes between Sylvia Park and Mangere.

Female killer denied parole

Natalie Roselyn Fenton has been denied parole.

One of the country's youngest killers to stay behind bars.

SPORT: Sea Eagles slay the Pirates gallery

Papakura Sea Eagles captain Roman Hifo drags a pair of Pt Chevalier Pirates with him.

Rugby League

SPORT: Rovers outrun the Ponies gallery

Manukau Rovers captain Siosiua Kaifa mulls over his options at a free kick.

The Manukau Rovers are no longer the easy beats of Auckland club rugby's Alan McEvoy Memorial Shield.

Peace tree replanted gallery

Some of the original trees planted on Halver Rd after World War I to commemorate fallen soldiers can be seen in this photo from 1925.

A long-gone memorial will take root again this month.

Cutting the booze for a good cause gallery

Ngahuia Peehikuru gets treatment for myeloma at Middlemore Hospital each month. She sits in one of the comfortable chairs bought with funds raised through Dry July.

Giving up alcohol for a month will help make a difficult experience more comfortable for cancer patients.

SPORT: Sea Eagles slay the Pirates gallery

Papakura Sea Eagles captain Roman Hifo drags a pair of Pt Chevalier Pirates with him.

The Papakura Sea Eagles put rugby league's Roop Rooster on the line against the Mt Albert Lions on July 4.

SPORT: McNamara Cup a four-horse race gallery

Fautasi Ma'u pushes Troy Michie out of the way as he make a charging run for Karaka.

 The McNamara Cup is a four-horse race with two rounds of Counties Manukau club rugby left to play.

Safety discussed after brawl

The Otahuhu rugby ground where a large brawl broke out on Saturday morning.

One of the schools involved in a south Auckland rugby brawl is speaking with students and organisations in a bid to ensure student safety.

Fair helps struggling families

Pam Ross from Quota International is looking forward to this year's Quota International Antiques Fair in Drury.

Old treasures are being sold to help out families in need.

Homelessness an unseen reality gallery video

Homelessness is often ignored, Neeranda Moodley says.

 Homelessness is a significant and growing issue in New Zealand - but with the right approach, it can be solved.

Get your paperwork done for trust payout gallery

Auckland Energy Consumer Trust staff members get paperwork done at the Mangere Markets.

The Auckland Energy Consumer Trust needs your details as it prepares to hand out its dividend payment.

SPORT: Trio win big at netball centre gallery

Aztec U15, front from left, Tiara Pile-Williams, Sheyianne Rata-Wetere, Elise Kiors, Breeze Peeni-Rata, Janet Hauraki and Mereana O'Connell and back from left, Marina Katipa (coach), Raylene Martin, Tiana Paige-Wetere, Teagan Pukeroa and Caylee Faneva, beat Karaka Silver 25-20 on June 27.

Manurewa Rugby Black, Hui Hui Kotaki and Pacers dominated Papakura Netball Centre's senior premier grade on June 27.

SPORT: Aorere in decider against Westlake

Aorere College edge closer to the nationals.

 Aorere College are a step closer to qualifying for the national secondary schools rugby league championship in September.

SPORT: Three share lead in Mangere-Otahuhu Netball's A grade gallery

Three share lead in Mangere-Otahuhu Netball's A grade.

Two draws headlined the Mangere-Otahuhu Netball Centre's Ladies A grade competition on June 29.

SPORT: Cavaliers in charge of regional netball league

Southern Cavaliers are having it their own way in the Regional Premier Netball League.

Southern Cavaliers are having it their own way in the Regional Premier Netball League.

Wanted: New faces for Christmas favourite

Cherie Mathieson is looking for fresh new talent to entertain crowds at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park shows

Calling all budding entertainers - here is your chance for a moment in the spotlight.

Randwick Park pavilion gets extra funding gallery

Chairwoman Angela Dalton says the Manurewa Local Board has agreed to put an extra $800,000 into the Randwick Park Pavilion.

A space for sport, cultural gatherings and social enterprise has been given the green light.

Rates rise the price of a coffee gallery

Councillor Alf Filipaina wants to get Auckland's transport problem fixed.

Auckland Council has passed a rates increase and a $114 transport levy.

SPORT: Another Manukau Rovers upset

Club rugby wrap-up

There's a fire burning in the bellies of the Manukau Rovers as they prepare to face Ponsonby on June 27.

SPORT: Disabled rugby league launched gallery

New Zealand's first ever disabled rugby league team.

A South Aucklander with mild cerebral palsy is changing the scope of opportunity for disabled people in sport.

Positive results from summer reading gallery

Mangere Central School students with their selection of books from the summer holiday reading programme. Back from left. Beatice Bishop, Kalani Mataora, Ruatoki Netana and Keyz Matehaere. Front left,  Rusi Cava and  Passion Hetaraka.

 Summer learning loss is now a thing of the past at nine South Auckland schools.

Refugees grateful for new life gallery

It was a long road to New Zealand for film-maker Yamin Tun.

A writing workshop encourages migrant women in Auckland to share their stories.

Hundreds of cars stolen gallery

Homai neighbourhood policing team sergeant Steve Smith, left, and constable Tristan Field check a car in the police database to see if it has been reported stolen.

Four hundred cars are being stolen in Counties Manukau every month and police are asking motorists to be vigilant.

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