Manukau Courier

A friendly visit from a dog named Django

Django is super friendly.

Bark NZ visits Community Kindy Manurewa to teach kids about animal safety.

SPORT: Pioneers pumped for Rocketz encounter gallery

Manurewa Bombaz' Trina Edwards swings and misses in the game against Redhill Rockettez.

 Bringing runners home is a must for Redhill Rocketz in their softball clash against Southern Pioneers.

SPORT: Papatoetoe high on confidence gallery

Arminder Sohal top scored for Papatoetoe with 86 in the one-day game.

Papatoetoe's batsmen start their two-day cricket match against East Coast Bays with a ton of confidence.

SPORT: United out to snap losing streak gallery

Celebrations like this have been rare for Auckland United in recent weeks.

Auckland United will be out to snap a three-game losing streak against Manawatu on Sunday.

SPORT: Touch nationals back next month

Alfriston's Ashleigh Harris-Dixon in action at last year's secondary school touch nationals.

Bruce Pulman Park will host the secondary schools' touch nationals for another year at least.

SPORT: Papakura and Manukau face off gallery

The back of Papakura all rounder Ryan Phizackerley has been a rare sight this season.

Papakura are confident they have the fire-power to tame Manukau in their one-day cricket match on November 28.

Kids set for TRYathlon

Olympic track cyclist Simon van Velthooven will be attending the Mountford Park event.

Rowandale school students have had a helping hand to participate in the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

Hunua 4 hooks up to Mangere

Watercare project manager David Moore perches next to the Hunua 4 water pipe.

The security of Auckland's water supply reaches a milestone with the Hunua 4 pipeline.

Standing up against violence

Manurewa family Hardeep Kaur, left, Harnoor Kaur, 3, and Karam Singh.

People packed Manukau Square on November 25 for the Counties Manukau White Ribbon Day.

Shoppers asked to dig deep

Last year 2960 gifts were placed under the trees at Kmart stores in Manukau and Papatoetoe.

The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal is on again.

Aucklanders should be trilingual video

COMET chief executive Susan Warren says Kiwis would understand themselves better if they spoke Maori.

Ratepayer-funded agency believes Aucklanders should be well-versed in English, Maori and one other language.

Parade gets Frozen

Mangere Bridge village manager Kate Adams prepares for the role of Frozen's Elsa.

It's going to be a white Christmas in one South Auckland suburb.

TV boss smashed worker's desk with hammer

The desk was smashed to pieces leaving the victim frightened.

Woman sentenced for smashing subordinate's desk before firing her then taunting her on social media.

Multicultural Santa Parade ready to shine

Members of the Sikh community will take part in the Otara Santa Parade.

Being a part of the Otara Santa Parade is a matter of faith for the Sikh community.

Kidz Kingdom on top of the world

Kids ride the Choco Express at Rainbow's End's Kidz Kingdom.

idz Kingdom at Rainbow's End took out the prestigious 2015 IAAPA Top FEC of the World Award at a ceremony in Florida earlier today.  

What's On: Community art meeting

The David Lange memorial art piece next to Toia in Otahuhu.

A new position aims to increase engagement in community arts.

What's On: Chasing Dreams

The production Chasing Dreams will feature 200 dancers ranging from three to 50-year-olds.

More than 200 students will take the stage for an end-of-year recital.

Code-breaking and music-making at the library

Dare to Unlock the Secret is this year's free summer reading programme at Auckland Libraries for children aged 5-13.

Dare to Unlock the Secret is this year's free Dare to Explore summer reading programme at Auckland Libraries for children aged 5-13.

Invitation to Christmas feast

Raewyn Bhana is organising a free Christmas Day community lunch in Manurewa.

People with nowhere to go this Christmas need not be alone.

Get insulated before it's too late

Greenstar Energy Solutions operations manager Rob Leaupepe-Hansell is concerned people will continue putting off installing insulation in their homes.

The health risks of not having home insulation are especially high in overcrowded South Auckland homes.

New ambulance hits the road

Cardinal managing director Tony Gorton, right, hands over the keys to the new ambulance to St John patron Richard Blundell.

Charity donations come in all shapes and sizes.

Man dead in Auckland accident

The death happened at Davies Logistics which runs a fleet of trucks and vans to provide freight and transport around Auckland.

Death of 54 year old man in Mangere is being investigated by Worksafe NZ.

Memorial gardens mystery

Irene Neal is devastated after decorations vanished from her husband Stephen's grave.

A grieving widow has been dealt another blow after keepsakes vanished from her husband's grave.

Family Day for Jonah Lomu video

A public memorial service at Auckland's Eden Park has been confirmed for All Blacks great Jonah Lomu.

Pasifka people will get to pay their own tributes to Mangere's favourite son at a special event on Saturday.

Labour MP standing for mayor video

Veteran Labour MP Phil Goff is running for mayor of Auckland

Labour MP Phil Goff has confirmed he will stand for Auckland mayor in next year's election.

At-risk kids offered different path

Sibling programme manager Steve Boxer, left, and youth worker Jack Betham are teaching boys life skills to stop them joining their brothers in the youth justice system.

Kids with big siblings in the youth justice process are at risk of following in their footsteps, research shows.

New housing areas announced

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Three of nine new Special Housing Areas planned for the super-city are in South Auckland.

New rotary club a 'potpourri of cultures'

Rotary Club Papatoetoe Central was recently formed by members from the wider Indian community.

A new Rotary chapter has started in Papatoetoe.

Caring for ‘God’s treasures’

Manurewa couple David and Angela Hydes have been recognised for their outstanding work as foster parents.

David and Angela Hydes have devoted the past decade to raising other people's children.

Santa’s on his merry way

Working to make this year's Manurewa Santa Parade a success are, from left, Ross Gallagher, Neil Punja, Daryl Wrightson, Glennis Godfrey, Shaughan Woodcock, and Wendy Dunn.

Santa Claus is saddling up his reindeer and will soon take flight heading south.

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