Papakura Courier

Liquor thieves target clubs, restaurants

Papakura City Football president Gavin Findlay says the club is scrambling to recover from a spate of  burglaries over the past month

A football club president is frustrated by the "concerted and determined effort" put in by thieves targeting their premises.

Modern social housing underway

Housing New Zealand's McLennan development will see the creation of 600 homes over the next five years.

An old army base is quickly transforming into a new model of social housing as work gets underway to build 600 new homes.

Theft won't stop keen grower

The Joyces have taken out the first giant pumpkin growing competition in Red Hill, even though their largest pumpkin got stolen before they had a chance to show it off. From left: Riripeti Joyce, Brian Joyce and organiser Shelley Grieve

Nothing was stopping Brian Joyce from winning a giant pumpkin growing competition, not even the theft of his pumpkin.

Student's bush petition pays off

BRIGHTER DAYS: Ebony Snell and her mum Hannah are thrilled that safety upgrades are under way at Kirks Bush.

Work at Kirks Bush in South Auckland will hopefully make the reserve a "more friendly place".

Starving horse found dumped

ANIMAL RESCUE: WhiteHaven Farms’ Sally French was shocked at the state of neglected horse Atreyu.

An extremely emaciated horse was left near Spookers tied to a tree without food or water.

Bravery during bank hold-up honoured

HUMBLE HEROES: From left: Ronald Walker, Stan Lochan and Barry Tipoki were recognised by Counties Manukau police for their efforts in helping police catch a man who had robbed the ASB branch in Papakura.

It started as an ordinary trip to the bank and ended with a selfless man being stabbed in the back.

Trust needs public's submissions

PUBLIC APPEAL: The Karaka Sports Park Trust, chaired by Roger McRae, is appealing to the public to make submissions to Auckland Council to include funding for the park’s development in its Long Term Plan.

The land has been allocated and the plans drawn up. But Karaka Sports Park can't take off without the community's help.

Vandals pick streets, deface houses

ON SCENE: Police officers from Howick Station take evidence from one of the houses vandalised.

Police appeal for the public's help after a number of homes were vandalised with graffiti on two Auckland streets.

Burnt out yacht sinks in river

BIG JOB: The Howick Coastguard, as well as fire crews from Papakura, Manurewa and Clevedon, were called in to battle the blaze.

A gas leak was the most likely cause of a blaze that sent a yacht to the bottom of a river.

Council waives fees for museum

UNPLEASANT SURPRISE: Staff at the Papakura Museum were shocked to receive an $8000 bill for a meeting room they have always used for free. Auckland Council has since apologised and waived the bill and all future fees for the museum. From left: Museum manager Kay Thomas, Papakura Local Board member Brent Catchpole and museum education co-ordinator Sandra Cozens.

Relief for staff at Papakura Museum after Auckland Council backtracks on a crippling $8000 bill.

Boarder's fall broke back

POSITIVE ATTITUDE: Marcel Parmentier is facing the challenge of being a paraplegic with an open mind and lots of support from his family and the local community. He’s pictured with his mum Helen Parmentier.

A 20m cliff fall while snowboarding on Mt Ruapehu has left Marcel Parmentier in a wheelchair.

'Opportunist' targets women

SERIOUS CONCERN: The Papakura East Neighbourhood Policing Team has stepped up its patrols of Kirks Bush after another woman was sexually assaulted there. Constables Solomon Briscoe, left, and Richard Bracey are among the group patrolling the bush on foot and by car.

Police fear a repeat sexual offender could be targeting women in a South Auckland park.

Murder accused appears in court

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A 38 year old charged with murder after the death of a man in Auckland on Monday night.

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