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SPORT: Otahuhu pip Aorere in league derby gallery

Otahuhu College's Komiti Vete kicked four from four to help his side pip Aorere College 24-22  in their Auckland secondary school rugby league match.

 Otahuhu College and Southern Cross headed for a showdown in College Rugby League.

Steaming ahead in Mangere gallery video

David Giles is hosting an open weekend for the Manukau Live Steamers.

Dave Giles spent five years building his scale replica of an American steam train.

Boy's hand impaled after fence climb

Fire Service spent 25 minutes freeing a boy whose hand was impaled on a fence.

A 12-year-old student was rushed to hospital after impaling his hand on a fence spike.

Call to bring speedway south

Ross Robertson says speedway should move from Western Springs to Colin Dale Park.

Make Manukau the motorsport capital of New Zealand - that's the call from one local MP.

Results for learner drivers

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, Senior Sergeant Mark Chivers, Counties Manukau Sport's Dianne Troup and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss are impressed with the programme's progress.

A mentoring programme for struggling learner drivers is beginning to show results.

Peace a priority for Edgewater. gallery

The Peace Foundation staff, from left, intern and lead facilitator Ymke Kootstra, intern Lisa Gellert and youth coordinator Lucy Stewart.

Solving conflict and creating a peaceful environment is top priority for students taking part in peace ambassador training.

SPORT: Rovers in must-win match for place at the top

Manukau Rovers and Papatoetoe are both facing must-win matches for places in the top eight.

Sport: Nine Counties Manukau players in Vulcans under-21s

Nine Counties Manukau Stingrays have been named in the Auckland under-21 Vulcans side.

SPORT: Netball Regional Premier League gallery

The Karaka Turquoise team of  Sarah Inkster, Teagan Firth, Elise Kerr, Chanelle Campbell, Sophie Letcher, Sara Millward, Ashley Fennessy, Destinee Jansen, Tyler Rogers and Nicole Tuinukuafe will play in the Counties Manukau Netball's  Regional Premier League for the first time when the tournament starts at the Auckland Netball Centre in Glen Innes on June 5.

Teams named for Counties Manukau Netball's Regional Premier League.

SPORT: Schoolboy rugby

Tangaroa host Aorere College in 1st XV local derby on May 23.

SPORT: Struggling Hawks ready for the Lions

Struggling Mangere East Hawks are eager to front up to the Mt Albert Lions.

Hospital honeymoon for pensioners gallery

Mere and Peter,  with a combined age of 147,  tied the knot at an intimate ceremony in Otara.

Newlywed pensioners Peter Taumaunu and Mere Tupa are spending their honeymoon in hospital after disaster struck the day they tied the knot.

Results for learner drivers

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, Senior Sergeant Mark Chivers, Dianne Troup and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss are impressed with the programme's progress.

A programme helping struggling learner drivers is showing early signs of success.

Free desexing just the ticket gallery

Desexy Revolution founder Chrissy Clements, left, and vet Dr Jess Beer will be handing out 'golden tickets' for free dog neutering to families in need.

These golden tickets don't grant access to a sweet factory. Instead they promise a safer, healthier life for man's best friend.

Event to bring hope to south Auckland gallery

Show-stopping performances from IDentity Dance Crew will send a positive message about hope at the I am Unstoppable charity event on May 23.

An unstoppable collaboration aims to bring hope to the people of south Auckland.

Helping Pacific students achieve

Manurewa High School teacher Fiona Toloa has gained her master's degree with first class honours from Auckland University.

Being "the only brown person" in her class at high school helped inspire Fiona Toloa to push for better outcomes for Maori and Pacific students.

Teacher pursues book dreams

Josie Gardiner is retiring as a Sutton Park Primary School's Maori bilingual  teacher after 25 years.

Josie Gardiner is putting down her school books to chase her dream of becoming a Maori children's writer.

Phone scam targets Indian nationals

Indian nationals are being warned not to give money to phone scammers claiming to be from Immigration New Zealand.

Time to speak up over alcohol

Efeso Collins worries about the impact of removing alcohol bans.

317 South Auckland liquor bans will soon lapse unless there is enough evidence of related crime and disorder to justify keeping them.

SPORT: Mangere Otahuhu Netball results gallery

Nature Hawks, from left, Yesha Taioirangi, Seinisia Teisina, Kayah Rountree, Megan Ashworth, Sylvia Lilo, Kael Norman, Ebony Finau and Te Raukohe Kingi beat Oruarangi Angels 13-5 in Mangere-Otahuhu Netball Centre's primary/future ferns C grade on May 16.

Unbeaten Tirahou A and Revelation Titans lead the Mangere-Otahuhu Netball Centre's ladies A grade relegation series after two rounds.

Another rates hike on the way gallery

Lydia Sosene pushed for the increase in the swimming pool targeted rate.

Ratepayers in the Mangere-Otahuhu area are about to be stung even more.

SPORT: City underestimate Rovers gallery

Papakura's Charlie Heather in action.

Papakura City's Northern Region Football League clash with AFC Fury at McLennan Park has all the elements of a grudge match.

SPORT: Tough test looms for Karaka gallery

Ardmore Marist's Justine Lavea is grabbed by Ponsonby's Joeannha Purcell, right, and Linda Itunu. Ardmore Marist lost the game 19-15

Challenge Cup leaders Karaka expect to be pushed to their very limits by Waiuku in the feature match of Counties Manukau club rugby on May 23.

SPORT: Grudge match at McLennan Park gallery

Papakura's Charlie Heather in action.

Papakura City's Northern Region Football League clash with AFC Fury at McLennan Park has all the elements of a grudge match.

YouTube star tackles poverty

Emily Muli, a 40 Hour Famine youth ambassador and YouTube star,  travelled to Malawi in February to see how last year's 40 Hour Famine funds were used.

A life changing week in Malawi has one passionate young woman urgung youth to get involved with the 40 hour famine.

City Rail Link hits the road gallery

Auckland Transport staff explain the City Rail Link.

Aucklanders will have the opportunity to learn more about the City Rail Link (CRL) when Auckland Transport brings its CRL Showcase to town centres in west, east, south and north Auckland.

Taking on the tower gallery

Otahuhu firefighter Nathan Millar, 22, is taking part in the annual Firefighters Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

Imagine climbing the southern hemisphere's tallest building in just 12 minutes. Now imagine doing it in boots, a helmet and a wool-lined jacket and pants.

SPORT: Papakura netball results gallery

The Takanini Five team who play in the Intermediate D grade the the Papakura Netball Centre are from, left,  Faith Sautia, Dayda Shiarnah-Harris, Trenneyce Tou, Shonte Tou, Mia Murphy, Clara Moa, Anni Manuel and Shaquilla Harrison.

 Results from last weekend's Papakura Netball Centre competition

Study focuses on Pacific kids

El-Shadan Tautolo and his team of researchers have discovered crucial evidence in Pacific Island children's health.

A long-term study has helped gather crucial information concerning Pacific children's health, including issues with weight.

King of the spray can video

Charles Williams took out ONO'U 2015 graffiti competition in Tahiti. He stands below a mural he has painted in Mangere Bridge.

A "ratbag kid and vandal" has turned into one of the world's best graffiti artists.

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