Manukau Courier

Health board cancels TEDx

In an email to staff, Counties Manukau Health board chairman Lester Levy says he was worried about the organisation's ...

The director of an educational hub has resigned and two annual events have been cancelled amid financial pressures at a health board.

Sport: Tuivasa-Sheck visits old school

Mayfield Primary School pupils talking rugby league stuff with school legend Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Mayfield Primary School legend Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and pupils had the time of their lives when Kiwi and Vodafone Warriors captained dropped by his old Otara school last week, as these pictures show. 

Sport: RTS backs campaign

Rugby league superstar Roger Tuivasa-Schek is urging teachers to sign up for the Rugby League World Cup Education ...

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck often imagined himself running into the test arena along side the Kiwis as a child.

A not-so speedy tale

Speeding tickets are now mailed out, make sure your address details are correct. (FILE PHOTO).

You're caught speeding but the street the ticket is for has a different speed limit. An easy fix, right? Not so for one motorist.

South Auckland school under scrutiny

James Cook High School principal Grant McMillan says he wants to 'fix and improve things quickly'.

James Cook High School will have to provide the Education Review Office with regular progress updates over the next year.

'Institutionalised racism most destructive'

Harry Toleafoa loves working with people.

Harry Toleafoa from south Auckland says educating and empowering people are two of his greatest passions.

Warden: A suicide every second day

Otahuhu Maori Wardens Thomas Henry, Margaret Chopping and Crystal Edmonds.

Maori Wardens are seeing a noticeable rise in suicide rates and are keen to recruit more wardens to better support the community.

'The people's struggle is the same'

The south Auckland couple have been feeding disadvantaged locals largely out of their own pockets for a year.

Vance and Jasmine McPhee are redefining what it means to be good samaritans.

Baby lie leads to jail

Kauwhata appeared in the Manukau District Court in February on 17 charges.

Crystal Kauwhata lied twice under oath about having a baby in an attempt to avoid going to prison.

Auckland gets new school for refugees video

The new refugee school is located at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre.

When Adel Salmanzadeh arrived in New Zealand in 1989, he says there weren't many services for refugees.

Conversations: Is $700 a year too much for kindy?

Screenshot from our Neighbourly poll.

In the Manukau Courier, June 20, page 1 we featured a story that parents with children in kindergarten could face a price hike under a raft of new changes being made in Auckland. Parents say they're left with no choice but to cut down on other expenses. 

Sports: Stingrays' dominance unchallenged

The Rod Ratu coached Counties Manukau Stingrays has won the women's national rugby league championship for a seventh time.

The Counties Manukau Stingrays are champions of New Zealand women's rugby league, again.

Quartet are inspired by love

The Modern Maori Quartet have been together for five years.

Locked away for two weeks together was all the Modern Maori Quartet needed to write their first album.

'They want to learn more'

Manurewa Citizens Advice Bureau manager Josie King enjoys seeing new migrants helped by the bureau growing as they learn ...

Imagine arriving in a country to start a new life and not knowing how to speak the language.

Eid al-Fitr nears closer

Imam Shafiq ur Rehman says non-Muslims are welcome to join in the celebrations for Eid al-Fitr at the mosque in south ...

It's about sacrifice, dedication, fellowship and faith.

Sport: Bowlers mourn Chris Salesa

The East Tamaki Bowling Club team, front from left, Ivan Frisken, Malcolm Wright and Chris Salesa, back, from left, ...

East Tamaki Bowling Club has lost it's greatest champion and bowls, one it's genuine nice guys.

Wanted: Creative coffee-lovers

Auckland Council arts and culture facilities manager Echo Janman is craving the fresh smell of coffee at Nathan ...

There’s nothing like enjoying an afternoon cuppa - if only a popular arts centre was able to provide its patrons with one.

Up for a policing challenge

Inspector Naila Hassan has been at the Otahuhu Station for about five weeks.

She's taken over as area commander in the busiest policing areas in the country. But Naila Hassan is up for the challenge.

Doctor joins TEDx line-up

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Northland, who jumped on stage at a screening of the movie Vaxxed in Kaitaia

Northland doctor Lance O'Sullivan will speak at this year's TEDxManukau event in south Auckland.

Window washer hit by car video

A man, believed to be a window washer, has been rushed to Middlemore Hospital.

The man was cleaning a car's windscreen on a south Auckland road when he was seriously injured.

Mad Butcher: Busy week ahead

Sir Peter Leitch, the Mad Butcher, and his wife Janice.

OPINION: This one is shaping as a big week for the old Butcher.

Fog diverts two international flights

Fog is impacting regional and international flights to and from Auckland Airport on Sunday morning. (File photo)

Another foggy morning at Auckland Airport is affecting regional and international flights.

Minister visits Manurewa school

Students jump in to shake Prime Minister Bill English's hand.

South Auckland's Roscommon School is being described as "phenomenal in terms of language" by the Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

Get your cats fixed - free

More than 5000 kittens are cared for by SPCA Auckland each year.

With an influx of kittens at SPCA Auckland, the organisation is offering free desexing to cat owners.

'Tevita put his faith into action'

Tevita Kava was a dedicated volunteer at the House of Hope community drop-in centre in Manurewa.

Tevita Kava is being remembered as a humble man who wanted to improve people's lives.

Taxi driver attacked

The attack was caught on the taxi's camera.

Three young men attack taxi driver in his vehicle, kicking and punching him.

Drug mule gets eight years

The cocaine was hidden in a false bottom of the woman's luggage.

Brazilian woman tried to smuggle cocaine worth $3.2m into Auckland in her luggage.

New cars gifted to driving school

Fulton Hogan Auckland regional manager Matthew MacMahon, left, presents the keys to two new vehicles to Behind the Wheel ...

A south Auckland driving school is spinning its wheels with joy after being gifted two brand new vehicles.

Keeping NZ's busiest airport clean

Graham Mitcham has been an airfield officer at Auckland Airport for 38 years.

With only minutes between take-offs and landings, it takes good eyes and fast feet to keep Auckland Airport's runway free of debris.

Helping children's language skills

Now We're Talking is a Ko Awatea and Ministry of Education initiative to help provide preschoolers with a wider and more ...

Now We're Talking is an initiative to help provide preschoolers with a wider and more complex vocabulary.

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