Manukau Courier

Keeping the waterways clean

The clean-up at Otara Creek Reserve was all about keeping the waterways clear of litter and illegally dumped rubbish.

Heavy rain didn't dampen the spirits of a group of volunteers dedicated to cleaning up a creek and reserve.

Dramatic car crash injures driver

The crash happened at about 10.30am on Saturday at the corner of Redoubt and Murphys Rd's, Totara Park, Manurewa.

A car careened 50m down a bank in Totara Park in south Auckland.

2800 hit by power cut

Crews were working at return power to 2821 households across Auckland on Saturday morning

The suburbs of Epsom and Flat Bush experienced power outages on Saturday

Driver uses footpath in traffic jam video

Note the driver on the far left, driving along the footpath in Manurewa.

Brazen Auckland driver was spotted taking over the whole footpath in bid to beat congestion.

Train incident victim identified

The 23-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after jumping or falling onto a moving train at the Puhinui Train ...

The man fell or jumped onto a moving freight train in Auckland and was critically injured.

Sport: Arise Dame Valerie Adams

Dame Valerie Adams at her investiture ceremony at Government House in Auckland.

Valerie Adams hopes her damehood will inspire Pacific peoples to great deeds.

Love letter to Papatoetoe stuff nation

Little known fact - Auckland mayor Phil Goff bought his first home in Papatoetoe, in Wilmay Ave in the 1970s.

A place where simply driving down its 'best street' just makes you feel happy.

Man injured riding train

The man suffered life-threatening injuries after an incident at the Puhinui Train Station (file photo).

How did a "significantly" injured man on a train in south Auckland come to be on board?

Body found in water

The body was found in the Manukau Harbour on Wednesday afternoon.

Three boys fishing in Auckland's Manukau Harbour dragged the man's body to shore.

Tenancy Truths: Family flees state house

The hot water cylinder leaks and has caused water damage to the property as well as mould to grow on the walls.

Raewyn Seamer has had enough of the dampness, cold, cockroaches, and rats.

Tenancy Truths: 'I've had a gutsful'

Housing NZ tenant Raymond Wright-St Clair is unhappy with the length of time it appeared to take the agency to repair a ...

Bad timing has left a state housing tenant believing it's taken almost a month to carry out minor repairs in his home.

Manukau Harbour gets a clean up

Students of Mangere College clean up harbour near Auckland Airport.

A dozen south Auckland students spent their day rummaging through a pile of inorganics to clean up the coast.

Action at last for Sandbrook Reserve

Otara's Sandbrook community buildings have been vacant for nearly three years and as a result receive constant vandalism.

Council wanted it demolished but a local board and children's charity had a different idea about what to do with an empty, vandalised property.

Jackson: War has ongoing impact on Maori

The 28th Maori Battalion in Egypt during World War II. Members were from Te Tau Ihu (the top of the South Island).

OPINION: I find it difficult to not be frustrated, disappointed and a little angry every year when ANZAC Day comes along.

Mad Butcher: Proud to be a Kiwi

David Fusitua celebrates with his teammates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne ...

Anzac Day made me so proud to be a Kiwi, watching all those people turn out to honour our servicemen and women.

Play cards and learn English

Ayako Imahashi, left, credits Jane Stearns for helping her learn English through a bridge club.

Language isn't a barrier to the popular card game bridge, you just have to be able to count to 40.

Bus crash driver in court

Talakai Aholelei appears at the Manukau District Court on Wednesday.

Talakai Aholelei, charged with causing deaths of three people in Christmas Eve bus crash, has appeared in court.

Rapping about real estate video

David Dallas came home to write his latest album, Hood Country Club.

David Dallas' new album is about finance companies and real estate prices. Why?

Shot in driveway video

Police were called to a house in Flat Bush just after midnight on Monday after a gunshot was heard.

A man was shot in his Auckland driveway overnight after being confronted by a stranger.

Over 50,000 litres of dumped rubbish

Sea Cleaners and the Navy teamed up to collect more than 50,000 litres of rubbish in Otara's Tamaki Strait.

Car parts, refrigerators, ovens, "anything you can think of, it's here", Hayden Smith says. 

Teenage mum turns life around for baby

Shayde isn't sad about what happened because she is 'just moving forward in life'.

She survived a troubled childhood, got caught in the wrong company, spiralled into bad habits and had a baby at 14.

Flowing display for fallen soldiers

Names of soldiers who died in World War I that hailed from Papatoetoe and nearby districts.

A striking memorial to 72 fallen soldiers has returned to Old Papatoetoe's main street.

Rookie cop ready to serve

10042017 news photo: JARRED WILLIAMSON / FAIRFAX NZ. New police recruits: Constable Ethan Parker, of Papakura. Parker ...

He's been recognised for his training, now Constable Ethan Parker's ready for the front line.

$1 lease in Auckland

The new youth space in Otahuhu has inspired Caroline Pili Tufuga-Paepae to do more good for the community.

Suicide is an issue for many youth and a group of mentors are hoping a new space in Otahuhu will address it.

'We need to reach out to them'

LinkPeople staff Rami Alrudaini, left, and Tom Caukwell are helping south Auckland's homeless people into housing.

A south Auckland family found living in their car are among those helped as part of a $3.7m project tackling chronic homelessness.

Sport: Counties Manukau fourth best

Counties Manukau remain the fourth strongest province for 12 and 13-year-old  athletes after the Interprovincial ...

Five of New Zealand's 12 top junior athletes hail from Counties Manukau.

Health shuttle to launch for south Aucklanders

St John health shuttle team leader Lindsay Roberts says being a driver is hugely rewarding.

St John plans to have a free south Auckland shuttle service operating by the middle of the year.

Sport: Young leaders win rugby experience

Rosehill College rugby players Utumalama Atonio, left and Vulangi Olosoni beam after  Blues loose forward Steven Luatua ...

June 23 can't come soon enough for Rosehill College rugby players Utumalama Atonio and Vulangi Olosoni.

Questions over bridge closure

A third sign is located on the other side of the bridge.

South Auckland motorists are worried about the potential impact a bridge's closure will have on their daily commute.

Family grieve missing boatie video

Auckland police's Eagle helicopter will focus on a midday low-tide coastline sweep of Manukau Harbour for the missing man.

The family of a missing fisherman in Auckland have gathered as police and Coastguard scale back search efforts.

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