The toy collection box at Manukau Library is overflowing with donations of toys for the festive season.
Funding from the Auckland Council has enabled Otahuhu's Holy Trinity Anglican Church to repair its chairs.
OPINION: Willie Jackson's Urban Maori Authority has teamed up with the Auckland City Mission for the opening of the community food bank at our Nga Whare Waatea marae in Mangere.
Just a few years ago little Sophie Bold was struggling to survive. Every breath she took was a precious moment.
Plans to pump Auckland's treated wastewater into the Manukau Harbour has been given the go ahead.
A community garden will be demolished to make way for new developments at Stadium reserve.
NZTA have listened to community concerns over a possible new motorway through Mangere and Otahuhu.
A new property development in Manukau will eventually pay dividends for the community.
The Otahuhu Youth Council and Otahuhu Town Hall after-school programme will be entertaining people during Otahuhu’s Santa parade.
Locked doors at Middlemore Hospital had one mum-to-be fearing she would give birth by an outside bin.
It took eight months to find a suitable venue for the Drama Factory's latest production but finally the group have secured the Spotlight Theatre.
A teenager who admitted killing his childhood friend after shooting him with an airgun has been jailed.
Santa's littlest helper will be making sure all the children's presents arrive safely down the chimney this festive season.
Valerie Adams was crowned Counties Manukau's best athlete for 2013 at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau on Friday night.
Micro cars could be the solution to Auckland's ongoing motorway congestion woes.
A programme that aims to lift the standard of living in South Auckland over the next three decades has a new home.
"Serious adverse events" at Counties Manukau Health facilities have almost doubled since 2012.
Testing toys not all fun and games
Playing with toys is a serious business for the young testers recruited by The Warehouse.
Willie Jackson feels justice has finally been done after Allan Titford was jailed for 24 years on sex and violence charges.
Emergency services converged on Auckland Airport during a mock plane crash today.
A single word has stopped three politicians from taking up their posts.
Students in the Safe Kids in Daily Supervision - Skids - after school programme are busy collecting gifts for families who would otherwise not be able to afford them.
Keen ukulele players line up for festival
The biggest ukulele orchestra in the world will be heard this weekend in Auckland.
An air force squadron leader wants the family of a World War II pilot to know that his deeds have not been forgotten.
Neville Rakena embarks on a journey of a lifetime on board the Lord Nelson today.
Passionate community members have saved the Manurewa Senior Citizens Club from extinction.
Tamaki Makaurau Community Housing Ltd plans to build 300 affordable homes in Weymouth.
Cyprian and Brenda Patrick support the White Ribbon campaign and speak about their own experience with domestic violence.
A couple has recevied a $10,000 boost to help others feed a family of six for under $20 a day.
Viewing spots will be off limits when the airport tests its response to a plane crashing into the Manukau Harbour.
Mountain bike fans have a new challenge to tackle in the heart of South Auckland.
Athletes and cops have hit the streets to raise awareness of the Special Olympics movement.
Willie Jackson pays tribute to David Tua in the wake of his fight against Alexander Ustinov.
The man who led the long-running battle to control street prostitution in Papatoetoe is devastated he has been stripped of his role.
Calls to "stop the motorway" are getting louder as two communities ramp up the protest against the possible destruction of their homes.
Students could soon be travelling to China for work experience with telecommunications giant Huawei.
A police officer who was brutally attacked while on the job hopes to return to light duties soon.
A microchip flushed down the loo could solve the problem of sewage in the Manukau Harbour.
A pirate ship, a plane and even the Batmobile have been spotted thundering through Mangere Bridge.
Tumii Poko has been recognised for his passion for inspiring students through OfficeMax's A Day Made Better award.
Nerves were jangling as six jewellery students soldered their way towards their first gallery exhibition.
The Mad Butcher sells his last store
Sir Peter Leitch has sold his last store to the publicly listed company Veritas Investments which now owns the Mad Butcher chain.
Randwick Park School lost four laptops to thieves when its computer room was broken into and now they're beefing up secruity.
Pet owner Emma Francis says her faith in people is "shaken" after her cat was deliberately shot in the chest at close range.
A newborn robot that can turn limp and even blue is helping train doctors and midwives.
The Mad Butcher pays tribute to the best All Black five-eighth to pull on the jersey.
A dog suffered a deep throat wound after its owner left a small collar around its throat for months.
Bereaved parents Fiona and Allan Rakena reckon their youngest daughter was looking down on them the day they won a "bed tour".
Police are warning parents to be vigilant and accompany their children to playgrounds after a spate of sex attacks.
Dumping an obsolete television on a roadside inorganic pile will send it to the tip along with its contaminants.
Do you wear a lifejacket when you are on the water - no matter what vessel you are in?