Papakura Courier

Dog playground unleashed video

Dogs Bosco, front, and Priest have been enjoying the SPCA's new dog playground, led by animal services manager Tracy Dunn.

One of SPCA Auckland's biggest projects in years is nearly ready and some eager dogs have had a chance to give it a trial run.

'Save ratepayers some money'

Polo Prince Drive resident Dennis Green before the road was resealed.

They aren't calling for the road to be fixed. In fact, these Aucklanders want the road left alone.

Sport: Drury and Franklin join forces gallery

Franklin United chairman Michael Lieshout, left, and Drury United president Martin Strange signing up to an exciting new ...

Drury United's best junior prospects will soon be playing in the Northern Region Football League.

No decisions on police numbers

Police Commissioner Mike Bush says a final decision hasn't been made on staff allocation.

No news yet on where new police resources will be located in south Auckland.

Series of crashes causes concern

Whitford Road in South-East Auckland was blocked off from the Point View Drive roundabout to the Whitford roundabout due ...

Three road crashes in three days have left a person dead, another in critical condition and others requiring medical attention.

Hope walk goes global

Around 3000 people took part in the South Auckland Hope Walk in 2016.

A movement to stop the death of loved ones is taking off.

Takanini School's new leaf

Takanini School community liaison officer Gerald (Woodie) Peka

Turning a new leaf is the mission for one South Auckland school and Gerald Peka is just the man to help.

Murder trial to start

Shon Tyson Wanahi died of his wounds following the incident in March 2016.

Isaac Cruz Broughton is accused of shooting Shon Wanahi at a south Auckland train station.

Splore road partially re-opened

Access to the final day of Splore - a music and arts festival at Tapapakanga Regional Park, southeast Auckland - has ...

Fallen power lines cut access to two of Auckland's biggest events this weekend.

Person dead after crash

Monument Rd and Tourist Rd were closed following the smash.

Two-car smash in Auckland's Clevedon kills one and injures two others.

Sport: Players in short supply

Happier times for the Papakura Sea Eagles after winning Auckland Rugby League Nines last year.

The Papakura Sea Eagles have withdrawn from tomorrow's Auckland Rugby League Nines at Stanmore Bay. 

After the fall, the 10-wicket bag

Jarrod Monkley, the first bowler from the Karaka Cricket Club to take 10 wickets in an innings.

He broke 38 bones in a six-storey fall and lived against the odds. Now, another unlikely feat.

Sport: Karaka to deny Manukau an outright

Sandeep Patel scored 114 and two 2-7 for Manukau against Karaka.

Karaka are out to deny Manukau maximum points in their Counties Manukau club cricket match on Saturday.

Hub for youth development

The hub was launched on February 9.

People working to change the lives of South Auckland youth are getting some important help.

Mahuta: NZ identity needs a push

14022017 News photo. Nanaia Mahuta/Supplied Head shot of Nanaia Mahuta - MP for Hauraki-Waikato.

OPINION: The political year started with the annual pilgrimage to Ratana and then on to Waitangi.

Dream comes true for student

Sean Chen is off to London's University of Arts, one of the top schools in the world of its kind.

Sean Chen is off to one of the world's top art universities.

Willie Jackson: Why Labour for me?

Willie Jackson is standing for Labour as a list MP at the election this year.

OPINION: For nine years I have watched communities disintegrate while some in our beautiful country have advanced.

Auckland students embrace urban farming gallery video

Tyrone Siua, year 13 student, helps Daniel Pilling set up the new farming patch.

A south Auckland teacher is opening up new career avenues for students by teaching them how to farm in their backyards.

From insolvency to success

Chief executive officer Andrew Maddock leaves the Counties Manukau Rugby Union with life lasting memories of his seven ...

 Andrew Maddock brought back the Steelers from its worst patch to its most successful. Now he's calling it a day.

Coastguard kept busy over Waitangi Weekend

Coastguard Northern Region responded to 98 calls over Waitangi weekend.

Most of the 98 calls volunteers from the Coastguard Northern Region attended were related to faulty boats.

Power restored for Aucklanders

A transformer fire in Panmure cut power to the area on Monday night.

Homes reconnected after car crash and fire cause long outages overnight.

The lounge is off limits

An ash tree fell outside the home of Conifer Grove residents Carol and Gary Daniel during last month's storm.

The McCallum's family is so worried about a large tree falling on their home in a storm, they've made their lounge a no go zone.

Beaten, but still backing township video

Red Earth Eatery and Wine Bar co-owner Chris Turner is back at work but "taking it easy" after a violent attack.

Chris Turner is recovering after a "vicious attack" at work, but still says the town centre is a good place.

'Wailing on me with bricks'

Restaurant co-owner Chris Turner is back at work after suffering serious injuries during an attack on Monday.

Business owner viciously beaten by gang of teens now back at work.

Security changes draw criticism

People entering a Work and Income office, similar to this one, will be questioned by security and asked for ID.

An organisation fighting for the rights of the poor is slamming new security measures at Work and Income offices.

Mad Butcher: Warriors side a mixture of experience

Ruben Wiki will captain the Warriors side at the Auckland Nines this weekend.

Congratulations to the Black Caps on beating Australia in the one-day international. Not too many said they were going to do that, so credit where it is due.

Chris finds new challenge

Chris Jarrett, left, and teammate Ashton Witney have walked in four Oxfam Trailwalker events together, including last ...

Chris Jarrett's walked the entire length of New Zealand and tackled five 100 kilometre walks, now he's ready to put his feet up for a year.

Sport: Fox, Rukutai and Roop Rooster on show

The Fox Memorial Trophy will be on show during the visit by the Rabbitohs, Eels, Raiders to Mountfort Park tomorrow.

The Papakura Sea Eagles will catch the eye of South Sydney, Parramatta and Canberra players tomorrow.

Lessons from celebrities

Clevedon student Georgia Wilshire, left, met with celebrity chef Nadia Lim through the Maybelline Making it Happen ...

Georgia Wilshire's career is getting a kick start from two Kiwi celebrities.

Waitangi milestone in Manukau

South Auckland's Waitangi Day event is returning to Hayman Park in Manukau for its 20th anniversary this year.

From humble beginnings with a few hundred punters, south Auckland's Waitangi Day event is marking its 20th anniversary this year.

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