Manukau Courier

The kids on a crime spree video

Shop manager Zuhaib Shah says he's fed up with spate of crime at his fish shop.

Shopkeepers in south Auckland are being "tormented" by aggressive children as young as seven.

Shopkeeper 'tormented' by teens

CCTV footage shows a group of teens looting a shop after harassing the owner.

Teens caught on CCTV storming shop, kicking the shop door and a car.

'Fake cop' woos women - police

South Auckland man allegedly caught out when his worried partner called the station.

SPORT: Weightlifters at top of their game

Weightlifter Joe Pomelile and his Papatoetoe team-mates are on top of the world after bagging a clutch of titles at the national championships.

What's On: My Own Darling

Grace Taylor's new poetic theatre production, My Own Darling with be showcased at the Mangere Arts Centre.

A new poetic theatre production explores the unseen side of Auckland

Clearing the way for new bylaw

Auckland Council's new signage bylaw will make it easier for pedestrians to avoid signs.

New rules aim to make sure pedestrians and drivers are not affected by signs around Auckland.

$22 million leaky school makeover under way

Demolition at The Gardens School is underway.

The Gardens School's $22 million rebuild is underway.

Church serving up kindness

Filling empty stomachs at Manurewa Methodist Parish each Tuesday morning are Reverend Vaitu'ulala Ngahe, in pink hat, and his kitchen helpers.

Their goal is to nourish hungry souls.

More foster carers needed

Bronwyn Impson is encouraging suitable people to become foster carers.

Adults willing to serve as positive role models to vulnerable children are in short supply.

Win tickets: Le Noir - The Dark Side of Cirque

Le Noir is a combination of old-world circus, theatre and burlesque.

Le Noir - The Dark Side of Cirque is on at The Civic from October 28 and we've got tickets to get you and a friend there for free.

Baby kidnapper pleads guilty

Faatiga Joe Manutui at an earlier appearance at the Manukau District Court on charges of kidnapping a baby from Middlemore Hospital.

A man who helped kidnap a newborn from Middlemore Hospital will be sentenced next month.

Bag snatchings worry police

People are encouraged to wear their bags across their bodies to make them harder for thieves to grab.

Two bag snatches just days and metres apart have led Counties Manukau police to issue a safety warning.

Bullying against 'European values'

Sandra Marx has complained to the Employment Relations Authority about racial discrimination and unjustifiable dismissal.

South Auckland trainee teacher claims she was sacked for her "European values system."

Good bloke Award: Robert Katipa

Father, uncle, husband, grandfather and brother and good all-round bloke Robert Katipa.

This week's Good Bloke Award goes to Robert Katipa of Manurewa.

SPORT: The Mad Butcher

What an unbelievable experience. A try at the death to level the score and a sideline conversion to give the Cowboys their first ever NRL title – you could not script it.

SPORT: Good start for Auckland United

Auckland United celebrate Auckland's Gurjeet Singh's goal.

Auckland United will look to build on a positive start to their football season when they play Southern in Dunedin on Sunday.

OPINION: Willie Jackson

Maori women leadership support Chris Brown.

SPORT: Juniors miss out to Falcons

The under-15s Nitoa Kairau is stopped in his tracks.

The Stingrays are the bridesmaids of rugby league's national youth championships once again.

SPORT: Counties Manukau Heat qualify

Waikato's Rochelle Smiler eyes up Sharnita Woodman.

Counties Manukau Heat face Wellington in the semifinal of the women's national provincial rugby championship on Saturday. 

Look Who's Talking: Faamoana Leilua gallery

Faamoana Leilua, 37, schools and youth liaison at Manukau Institute of Technology, lives in Clendon Park.

Kadi pays it forward

Kadi Sy was inspired to study mental health by the social workers at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre.

The support a young refugee received is fuelling her to give back to her adopted country.

Ramping up to break the cycle

Pillars chief executive Verna McFelin and patron Sir Pita Sharples at the opening of Pillars' new office in Manukau.

Pillars aims to increase its mentoring service tenfold over the next five years.

SPORT: Papatoetoe Junior Sports Awards

Junior hockey international Kalyan Jeram is Papatoetoe's junior sportperson of the year.

Turbine comes to a standstill

The Otahuhu power station closed on September 30, 2015.

After 47 years, the Otahuhu Power Station has closed its doors.

Filipaina explains his vote

Alf Filipaina voted against the motion to revoke support for the Oruarangi Rd Special Housing Area.

Alf Filipaina explains why he voted down a motion to protect a cherished piece of land.

Alcohol bans extended

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board chairwoman Lydia Sosene says it has been forced to get rid of 30 alcohol bans.

Thirty alcohol bans have been removed in the Mangere-Otahuhu area.

Patients to reunite with rescuers

Calling all those who have been helped by the Auckland Westpac rescue helicopter - you're invited to the first ever Rescue Reunion.

Anyone who has ever been transported by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter is invited to attend the Rescue Reunion at Mechanics Bay on October 18.

SPORT: The Umaga effect

Tana Umaga's stint in charge of Counties Manukau has returned the province to the high standards it was accustomed to when Joeli Vidiri and Jonah Lomu graced the field.

Tana Umaga's last game in charge at Counties Manukau is on October 10.

SPORT: Papakura relying on old hands gallery

All-rounder Gian Botha will captain Papakura again this year.

Papakura open the defence of Counties Manukau club cricket's twenty/20 championship against Weymouth and Pukekohe-Metro on October 10.

Diwali's lucky stars

From left. Amrit Jagayat, Harprit Singh and Gurneet Rehsi in their colourful bhangra outfits.

Bollywood Bhangra will perform on stage for Diwali.

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