Manukau Courier

Dairy owner injured

A person was hurt in a south Auckland dairy on Saturday morning.

A dairy owner in south Auckland suffered a puncture wound after an early morning break-in on Saturday.

Train damaged by young mob

The 12 youths fled Manurewa's Te Mahia station platform before police arrived.

A passenger helped kick a group of youths off an Auckland train after they became abusive on Friday night.

Help for mourning families

Kaipara fisherman Fonua Amanu Taufa, pictured with wife Debbie, also died when the Francie sank.

New Zealanders are supporting families struck by the Kaipara boat tragedy.

Mall lurkers intimidate shoppers

Teenagers hanging around Westfield Manukau are terrorising some members of the public.

Groups of teenagers are causing a headache for Westfield management and shoppers.

Where's the 309?

Go Bus operates the bus service, which has complaints about lateness and break downs.

A new Auckland bus route often runs late, the bus breaks down or its doors won't open. But no one is confirming or denying the issues.

Sport: Scholarship and game development influence choice gallery

Harry Plummer with Auckland first five-eighth Simon Hickey, left and executive general manager of Royal Wolf NZ, Paul ...

Promising New Zealand schoolboy first five Harry Plummer sees his rugby future in Auckland.

Pacific youth honoured

Emma Takataka and Manako Nemaia were among the winners of the 2016 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards.

Two South Auckland youth are hoping to bring change in the community - turning the negatives to positives, one young mind at a time.

Bus driver assault an 'issue'

Todd Murphy says the company is making ongoing safety improvements for drivers.

Bus companies are making safety improvements after some reports on assaults on drivers.

Land reveals Maori farming history

Drone stills of the Stonefields area at Ihumatao.

Special housing is slated to be built here, but opponents say it's a historic site.

NZEI campaign to end funding freeze

Early childhood education teachers Julie Brice and Yasamin Mansur during the launch of the NZEI campaign.

An education union is aiming to put an end to the early childhood education funding freeze.

Apted: Bus woes driving me nuts Nick Reed / Fairfax NZ
Tainui Group holdings has purchased Go Bus.

OPINION: Teething issues with some of south Auckland's bus network is leaving one man feeling more like a shrink.

Youths support less fortunate peers

From left, SKIDS Central and South Auckland area manager George Bautista, Jean Batten School pupil Jayda Kava-Taani, 7, ...

Compassionate youngsters are going out of their way to make sure their peers have full stomachs on December 25.

Sport: Tupou Neiufi humbled by award wins gallery

Tupou Neifui, with dad, Fineasi and mum Lose at the Counties Manukau Sports Excellence Awards where she won junior ...

It has been raining awards for paralympic swimmer Tupou Neiufi.

Parker looks ready

Sir Peter Leitch aka the Mad Butcher enjoying a day out at the Manukau Live Steamers in Mangere.

My nerves aren't too good, so I don't know how heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker must be feeling ahead of his world title fight in Manukau on Saturday.

Concert for jazz lovers

Brooke Marino, left, is among the young musicians who will feature in a jazz orchestra concert in Manurewa.

Jazz lovers won't want to miss a free public concert featuring a range of the genre's most popular works.

Get involved in the Papatoetoe Santa Parade

Papatoetoe Santa Parade organisers, from left, Jess Lim, Rana Judge and Albert Lim are calling for more floats to be ...

Santa Claus is saddling up his reindeer and will soon take flight toward South Auckland.

Cooking is the new black

The 15 women felt they knew more about healthy food after the six-week programme.

Despite their situation, a small group of female prisoners in Auckland are being brought together by food.

South Auckland to see more of tui and kaka video

The Nature Boys planting a tree on Murphy's Walkway.

South Auckland might soon get used to seeing the kaka and tui in the area, thanks to the efforts of a few school boys.

Mangere residents gets tech savvy

Computers in Homes graduation event at St Mary MacKillop Catholic School, Mangere.

Computers in Homes graduation event at St Mary MacKillop Catholic School, Mangere.

Jackson: Castro's mixed legacy

Then Cuban President Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during a meeting of the National Assembly in Havana, in this December ...

OPINION: "A great and charismatic leader", was how former MP Donna Awatere Huata described the Cuban legendary president Fidel Castro.

Billy Elliot star relishes opportunity

Tia Ormsby, 10, has shared the role of lead girl Debbie in Auckland Theatre Company's production of Billy Elliot the ...

Dressing up in tutus and performing on Auckland's newest stage are just two things Tia Ormsby will miss when Billy Elliot the Musical closes.

Sallies calls for prison rethink

Salvation Army policy analyst 
Annaliese Johnston.

A Salvation Army report has called on the new PM to consider a rethink of criminal justice policy.

Rugby ref dies mid-game

"Super Daddy" and a lover of rugby, 44-year-old Graham Eddy died mid-match on December 2. Pictured here with his wife, ...

The 44-year-old rugby referee and police officer was "doing what he loved" when he was struck down.

Owners' house sale blunder costs $90k

Brother and sister Kim Chu Nguyen and Vinh Hgoc Nguyen have ended up in the Court of Appeal over the sale of this south ...

Couple who signed a sale agreement then refused to sell their Auckland home have to pay $90k after losing an appeal.

She might not know I'm alive

Tupou Neiufi, 15, never expected to be a competitive swimmer after the hit and run accident in 2004 left her severly injured.

Tupou Neiufi,15, was left with a serious brain injury by a hit-and-run driver - but she has forgiven them.

'Crack down on reckless boaties'

Mourners gather at the joint funeral of Sunia "Junior" Ungo'unga and his cousin Alipate Manumu'a at the Otara Tongan ...

OPINION: The joint funeral of two cousins drowned on the Kaipara Bar is a cold reminder of the pain caused to those left behind, especially their seven children.

Francie victims farewelled

Two victims of the Kaipara sinking, cousins Alipate Manumu'a (left) and Sunia Ungo'unga, were described as "kind, humble ...

The funeral of two cousins who died in the sinking of The Francie was held in Auckland on Saturday.

Polluted stream making comeback

The 12-kilometre Puhinui Stream runs through Totara Park in Manurewa to the Manukau Harbour near Auckland International ...

Years of hard work is paying off for people devoted to improving south Auckland's natural environment.

Family 'swarmed and stung' video

Bees from the 26 hives nextdoor swarm on the Paterson's backyard.

It's rare that the kids get to play in their own backyard - thanks to neighbour's 26 "poorly managed" beehives.

In the bag: Giving up plastic

Collect all your soft plastics together and take them to a recycling bin at Pak 'N Save, The Warehouse or New World.

It's hard to believe that plastics bags have only been with us for about 50 years.

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