Manukau Courier

Man with 'faded' face scars sought

Police want to identify man in indecent assault.

Police in South Auckland need help identifying a man involved in an indecent assault.

Police numbers in Counties Manukau up slightly

Police Minister Michael Woohouse.

There are just 16 more police on Counties Manukau's frontline than six years ago.

Unique opportunity for employers and job seekers

JobFest - connecting young people with real job opportunities. North Harbour Stadium, Albany 10am-2pm, August 7.

JobFest15 is a unique opportunity for employers and job seekers, aged between 16 and 24, to connect face-to-face and discuss job opportunities.

Vacation from mucking in gallery

Stuart Wilkerson has been a rider and volunteer at Totara Park Riding for the Disabled for 25 years.

The saddle and reins have been put aside by one Riding for the Disabled volunteer after 25 years of mucking in.

Cement boats relocating

Holcim Cement boats will be relocating to the Waitemata port once a new terminal is completed.

Holcim is relocating its cement boats from Onehunga to Waitemata port.

SPCA still closed to cats

An influx of cats, all picked up from one property, has meant the Auckland SPCA is still unable to accept new arrivals.

SPCA Auckland still closed to incoming cats after more than 180 cats were rescued from an alleged animal hoarder.

Building dreams one cabin at a time

Students Akanoa Tere and Kepueli Teaua in front of the portable cabin.

Building dreams is what Tangaroa College's Trades Academy is all about.

Women, children wrongfully held

IPCA chairman Judge Sir David Carruthers said the way police treated the two women caused them to believe they had been detained and were not free to go.

Police failed in their duty of care when they detained vulnerable people in hunt for man.

Killer gran's appeal dismissed

Grandmother who murdered an elderly man by knocking him unconscious and setting him on fire has her appeal against sentence dismissed.

Cushions providing support for CanTeen

Tiyashna Lal, left, and Vrishab Chetty proudly hold their cushion covers.

Students and teachers are supporting young Kiwis with cancer one thread at a time.

SPORT: Win lifts Aorere College on table

Aorere College caused a boil-over by beating De La Salle College 18-17 in schoolboy rugby's 1A championship.

Reduce the risk with early care video

Talya Wilson got herself a midwife by the time she was seven weeks pregnant so son Ezekiel, now 1, could have a better start in life.

 First-time mum Talya Wilson wanted the best for her baby Ezekiel. She was just seven weeks pregnant when she signed on with a midwife.

Help prevent graffiti with art

Chorus has been getting artists to transform  telecommunications cabinets into spectacular artworks for the past five years.

Four get the chance to show their works on a larger scale and help stamp out graffiti at the same time.

Fighting for Warriors to stay

Local boards want Warriors fans from the south to be able to support their team at Mt Smart Stadium.

Keep the Warriors close to the grassroots - that's the mission for community leaders who are taking the fight to the Auckland Council.

National competition win surprises local student

Rebecca Fruean's winning artwork says Kirihimeti which means Christmas in Maori.

Local student wins The Coffee Club KidsCan Christmas Cups Competition.

SPORT: Marlins out to consolidate Sharman Cup playoff spot

Songi Tupou has his Manurewa Marlins poised for a Sharman Cup semifinal spot.

The Manurewa Marlins are walking a tight rope as they try to nail down a place in the Sharman Cup playoffs.

SPORT: Papatoetoe finish sixth in Auckland club rugby gallery

Siosifa Pole offloads despite the attention of two Ponsonby defenders.

The Manukau Rovers were the best performed of the four South Auckland sides in Auckland club rugby.

Diversity 'crucial' for police

Constable Cara-Lee Moore graduated from Te Wananga O Aotearoa's police preparatory course in 2013 and is now working in Counties Manukau.

Having a "brown face" is a bonus while walking the beat, Constable Cara-Lee Moore reckons.

SPORT: Papakura City ready for Papatoetoe gallery

Papatoetoe AFC's new signing Iwa Shaker is a player Papakura City will mark closely.

 Papatoetoe AFC are rubbing their hands together in anticipation of taking on top-of-the-table Papakura City.

SPORT: Rangers in high scoring draw against Conifer Grove

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Papatoetoe Rangers and Manurewa Rugby Gold headline round three of the Regional Premier Netball League on July 31.

SPORT: Bombay win McNarama Trophy back-to-back gallery

Bombay captain Ben Masoe accepts the McNamara Trophy from Counties Power chief executive Sheridan Broadbent.

Bombay are Counties Manukau premier club rugby champions for the second year in a row.

SPORT: Tirahou and Revelation Titans lead netball gallery

Revelation Titans, from left, Tenaya Thwaites, Charlotte Mahe, Tania Bryan, Joylene Makara, Meretia Tatupu, Jabulani Sila, Pelala Manuhaapai, Lauren Sa’u and Zyon Amiatu, front, co-leaders of the Ladies A grade at the Mangere-Otahuhu Netbakll Centre.

Tirahou A and Revelation Titans share the lead of Mangere-Otahuhu Netball Centre's Ladies A grade.

Thanks a Bunch - Julien Southgate

Julien Southgate is this week's Thanks a Bunch recipient.

This week's Thanks a Bunch goes to Julien Southgate from Papatoetoe.

Look Who's Talking - Yvonne White

Yvonne White has enjoyed her involvement in sport.

Yvonne White, just-retired Manurewa Football Club administrator, lives in Manurewa.

Teenagers navigate the high seas

Samantha Maiteland and Timo Peric enjoy the opportunities Sea Cadets offer them.

Sea cadets are hoping to recruit new members for the second half of the year.

Feathered fanfare gallery

One of Nikki and Janaya Randell's many budgies.

Hours of nurturing beautiful birds will result in a dazzling display of feathers this weekend.

A new STEM has sprung

Nick Pattison demonstrating a science project.

A new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (S.T.E.M) class is sprouting for next year, aimed to better prepare students for the future. 

Out & About: Sistema Aotearoa gallery

Sistema Aotearoa student Charlotte David, 9, and APO viola player Sharon Baylis perform at the APO's Open Orchestra event.

Kids got to make music with their idols when Sistema Aotearoa and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra joined forces.

South Auckland gets abortion programme

An abortion recovery programme will be starting in South Auckland in August. Programme organiser Pauline Louden, left, and maternal mental health worker Valda Nicklin.

An eight-week recovery programme for woman struggling with the after-effects of abortion is soon to begin in South Auckland.

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