Papakura Courier

Sport: Papakura all rounder rules gallery

Papakura all rounder Ryan Phizackerley topped Counties Manukau club cricket's player points race.

Ryan Phizackerley's​ decision to seek out a batting coaching has paid off handsomely.

Auckland's worst ever water video

The Mangatawhiri Dam is clogged with silt.

Shortages could last months, as weekend rain threatens already poor quality water supply.

Mihaere: A day in my life

Peter Mihaere working from home.

OPINION: You might have read a few of Peter Mihaere's columns, but here's a bit more background to our new regular columnist.

Energy savings project launches

Edmund Hillary School students lead the solar-powered robot race as part of the Energy Efficient Communities Project ...

A new electricity cost cutting scheme launching in South Auckland is being backed by council.

Sport: Pulman Arena opens Saturday

Bruce Pulman and the latest addition to his Bruce Pulman Park dream, the caverous indoor arena that bears his name.

Pulman Arena, the cavernous indoor sports centre at Bruce Pulman Park, will be opened on Saturday.

Jackson: What to do about our water?

08122014 News Photo: Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ. Maori wards debate held at the TSB Showplace in New Plymouth. Willie Jackson.

OPINION: What is going on with our water?

Flood pony finds way home

The 20-year-old mare is skinny but otherwise "well in herself"

Swept away in flash floods, Voice was nowhere to be seen for two weeks. She's been found alive and well.

EDITORIAL: Get insulated before it's too late

Justin Latif. Editor of Manukau Courier and Papakura Courier.

[EDITORIAL]. The Government's insulation grants run out soon, so don't delay in seeing if you're eligible to apply.

Mad Butcher: Dunedin shines despite Warriors' woes

Marcelo Montoya of the Bulldogs takes a ball from Manu Vatuvei of the Warriors.

OPINION: We may not have won in Dunedin, going down to the Bulldogs, but I have met some wonderful people in the South.

Flood relief effort starts

From left: Federated Farmers vice president and Franklin Local Board member Alan Cole, MP Nathan Guy, MP Andrew Bayly ...

Government backs relief effort after severe floods.

'Slow going' on southern

Traffic has since cleared after being backed up on Auckland's southern motorway around the Nelson St off-ramp.

Two crashes have made for a slow morning on Auckland's motorways

Crash injures baby

The four-car crash is holding up traffic on an off-ramp on Auckland's southern motorway.

A baby has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after a four-car crash in Auckland.

Friday finds greener pastures video

Back on terra firma, Friday was moved to a nearby paddock where she promptly made up for lost grazing time.

A cow's island adventure has come to an end with a scenic barge ride back to reality

Talking Rubbish: Chickens are great

One of the best things about having chickens is the eggs they lay for you.

OPINION: They're not your typical suburban pet, but chickens are starting to make their presence felt in neighbourhoods across South Auckland.

Mahuta: We need to be strategic

Hon Nanaia Mahuta - MP for Hauraki-Waikato.

OPINION: There is an old Chinese saying which states that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago and the second best time is now.

The cow on the quarry island

Friday enjoying her morning chip of hay.

Somehow Friday the cow survived the floodwaters which swept her off the farm. Now she's found a new home.

Jackson: It's a question of fairness

Willie Jackson

OPINION: Lot of talk this week that we need to raise the age of retirement to 67.

Sport: Ardmore Marist belt Manurewa gallery

Bombay's Jordan Goldsmith dives in for one of Bombay's five tries during their 41-0 win over Onewhero.

​Greater consistency is what Ardmore Marist coach Saua Leaupepe wants from his players against Waiuku on Saturday.

Youngster's death still felt

Karlene Kaiawe will always make sure her daughter Tiare-Marie Kaiawe-Kiikoro knows about her big brother, Taputoa, who ...

"They say time heals the pain but I don't believe it. I think time makes the pain manageable."

New manager for Papakura CAB

Judy Boyd is the newly appointed manager for Papakura Citizens Advice Bureau.

Helping put people on the right track is all part of the job for Judy Boyd.

Sport: Fromont in charge of Papakura City

Jill Fromont takes over from Jason Heather as head coach of Papakura City.

Living under a microscope will be nothing new for Jill Fromont, Papakura City's new premier men's football coach.

Akld beats water savings target

Watercare spokesman Mark Bourne holds silted floodwater from the Hunua Dam.

Auckland's not out of the woods yet, despite residents' efforts in reducing their water use.

Storm wrecks wedding day

Louise and Matthew Turner planned their big day for two years. But they did not count on the Tasman Tempest to arrive at ...

No amount of studying weather reports could have prepared this couple for the Tasman Tempest.

Moo-rooned on cow-wow island

The Tasman Tempest was a moo-ving experience for this cow, who ended up on an island 1.5km offshore.

A cow called Friday is believed to have been carried out by floodwaters to an island 1.5km offshore.

Person thrown from rolling ute

Four people were injured in the Waiuku ute crash, one was choppered to Auckland Hospital.

Four people have been injured, one critically, after a ute rolled near Waiuku on Saturday night.

Pony rescued 12 others from flood video

TD led the other mares to safety.

Brave polo mare who led 12 other ponies to safety following deluge has become something of a star.

Auckland: Use less water video

Watercare spokesman Mark Bourne holds silted floodwater from the Hunua Dam.

A boil water notice could be issued for Auckland if residents don't urgently reduce their water use, Watercare says.

Focused on improving health of Asians

Counties Manukau Health's newly-appointed Asian health gain advisor, Kitty Ko.

Kitty Ko serves as the new Asian health gain advisor, a recently-created role at Counties Manukau Health.

Sport: Bobby-Jo gets moving gallery

Bobby-Jo Buchanan, a self confessed couch potato, is ready to take on a 10km walk on Motutapua Island on March 25 thanks ...

Bobby-Jo Buchanan is rediscovering that old forgotten feeling of an elevated heart rate. 

Clevedon's clean-up begins

Clevedon's Hololio Farm manager Nick Jones is in clean-up operation after Wednesday's floods.

The rain may have stopped, but for Nick Jones the clean up work has only just begun.

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