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Passion play full of Pacific flavour

Jesus Christ is about to be resurrected again - in the form of a large Samoan man.

Left to stray, dogs maul Ambury sheep

Rangers are begging people to keep their dogs under control, after a spate of maulings at Ambury Regional Park.

South Auckland homes targeted by young thieves

South Auckland homeowners are beefing up security after a spate of burglaries by teens.

Young Luke's brave cancer battle

Luke Ryan has over 800 "beads of courage" in recognition of procedures and operations.

South Auckland nappy bank launched

They're essential items for babies but expensive disposable nappies could be sending some parents broke.

Truck crash sparks principal's fear for kids

A South Auckland principal is pleading with drivers to slow down after a truck crashed into her school's pool fence.

Hillpark seeks 'special character overlay'

The Auckland suburb of Hillpark is hosting a house and garden tour to raise money to help protect the community's heritage

Auckland Transport looks for electric cars

Micro-car man throws his hat in the ring, hoping to be the one chosen to bring a car-sharing scheme to Auckland.

Enterprise event creates future leaders

The next Steve Jobs could be a budding young business student in our very own backyard.

Polyfest celebrates 40th anniversary

The largest Maori and Pacific Island festival in the world is getting ready to celebrate 40 years.

Boarding houses at 'bottom of the cliff'

The last refuge of "fringe dwellers" - that's how one South Auckland boarding house manager describes the service he provides.

More missionaries prompts extension of centre

Growing missionary numbers serving in the South Pacific has led to a $3 million expansion of a training centre.

Te Mahia train station stays in action

A train station on the brink of closing is now full-steam ahead and it's all thanks to community pressure.

DHB looks to cope with shortfall

Counties Manukau Health is facing a predicted funding shortfall of about $100 million.

Strawberry Farm customers get lost thanks to road closures

Customers are getting lost or staying away from a popular Auckland tourist spot because of detours.

Speed calming call goes unanswered

Residents say hoons are speeding down their roads, but a a week-long survey of the Manurewa neighbourhood showed all is well.

Homeowner watches as blaze claims house

An Auckland homeowner was watching the World Cup cricket this afternoon, when his house was suddenly engulfed in flames.

Documentary shines light on Otara life

Cousins Huia Taylor and Ani Tangitu are fed up with people bad-mouthing their hometown.

Local board approves $17,000 for sundae

Community leaders are defending a decision to give extra funding to an ice-cream sundae world record attempt.

Grave decorations take over at Manukau cemetery

Flowers, pinwheels and beer bottles spill over on graves at an Auckland cemetery, but some of them need to go.

Elderly tenants have few alternatives

The rent on most council-owned pensioner flats in South Auckland is set to go up by up to $30 a week.

Youth mob bullies shoppers

Kids as young as 6 harass patrons, fight and try to break into stores at an Auckland shopping centre.

Gambling bill needs hardening up

Millions are being "sucked" from the community through a "blight" of pokie machines, local advocates say.

New Takanini school to ease pressure

Principals are crossing their fingers a new school in Takanini will open before already swelling student numbers become too much to handle.

Bike recycling initiative takes off

Diana Swarbrick has bicycles coming out of her ears – and she's not sure where to put them all.

A marathon a day in Manukau: A man, his dog, and their fight against obesity

Curly Jacobs is going the distance to fight obesity – 4200km in fact.

Deserving dog owner's story stands out above the rest

Life hasn't been the same for the Ahomiro family since its beloved dog Max died.

Abandoned toddler remains in CYF's care

A toddler left at a Manukau Work and Income office is still in the custody of Child Youth and Family.

Christmas Eve shooting: Police appeal for info

Police are appealing for help following the Christmas Eve shooting of a teenager in Auckland.

Plunket hits immunisation target

Counties Manukau Plunket has outstripped the national target for up-to-date immunisation of infants.

What does rail link mean for South Auckland?

The City Rail Link will almost certainly shave time off South Aucklanders' train commute.

Huge boost for Kidz First

Kidz First Children's Hospital has received a whopping $224,250 thanks to Countdown appeal.

Housing New Zealand sink funds into driveway death prevention

HNZ spending $30m to improve 13,000 state-owned properties to reduce child driveway fatalities.

Watercare takes over island lease

Plans to create a regional park on the site of the old Puketutu Island quarry are taking a step forward.

Lung cancer sufferer has asbestos in house

Auckland man discovers his roof cavity "covered" in asbestos just months after lung cancer diagnosis.

Train transfer a hassle for disabled

Using public transport has become an exercise in the art of train transfer for one partially sighted man.

Fate of motorsport mecca undecided

Ratepayers have already chipped in $745,000 towards Colin Dale Park, but was it in vain?

'Lack of leadership' over prostitution bylaw

Community leaders are disappointed that a long-awaited street prostitution law has been scrapped.

'True hero' talks desperate blind man off motorway

A blind man walked into traffic determined to kill himself after bullies broke his cane. Then a hero intervened.

Transport delays for South Auckland

The future of public transport in South Auckland is being held to ransom, Auckland councillor claims.

Whitewater park seen as an exciting prospect

An earth-turning ceremony has marked the start of the Wero whitewater rafting complex's construction.

Upset over new liquor store

Green light given to a new off-licence liquor store despite community backlash and police opposition.

Pixar founder urges passion

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith tells Kiwi kids that passion, hustle and skills helped him achieve success.

Repeat offenders fined for stream pollution

A container storage company has been fined $81,000 for discharging sediment and diesel into a stream.

Counties awards important to Val

Valerie Adams flew halfway round the globe so she could be at the Counties Manukau Sport Sporting Excellence Awards.

Crime statistics create picture of victims

New crime statistics paint a picture of who victims are, where offences like burglaries and assaults are happening.

Jewellery maker connects online

Using social media to promote handcrafted jewellery is turning one student's dream into a reality.

Santa coming back to Otara

It's been 36 long years coming but in true Christmas spirit, Otara's parade is finally back.

Fireworks blamed for dog's death

Stress from two weeks of noise and flashing fireworks is thought to have killed beloved pet Padfoot.

Wayward golf balls a hazard

Wonky golfers and wayward golf balls have a family ducking for cover in their own back yard.
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