Papakura Courier

High profile speakers coming to TEDx

Rene Naufahu, who played Sam Aleni on Shortland Street, will be one of the speakers at TEDxManukau on June 11.

Counties Manukau residents get a chance at seeing TEDxManukau at a discounted price.

New Pasifika centre set to open

MIT Pasifika Development manager Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu says the centre has been an eight-year dream.

A new Pasifika Community Centre is getting ready to open.

Express to success education station

Left, Te Wananga o Aotearoa northern region director Matiu Payne and secondary school relationships manager Shanan Halbert.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa homework hubs aim to help youth better their education.

Sport: Partial blindness not enough to stop coach

John Cocker will aim to lead College Rifles to their first Gallaher Shield title since 1964.

Despite permanent damage in his right eye, John Cocker is still pursuing a career in rugby.

Doors open for Maori artists

The first release for Waatea Music is from Howie Morrison Jnr, titled If I Could Change My Life.

The new Maori record label Waatea Music was formed to produce and support it's artists performing in both Te Reo and English.

'Buddies' help break the cycle

Pillars mentor coordinator Corrina Dixon and mentor Ben McCallum say the ideal volunteer is patient and open-minded.

Ben McCallum's volunteer work often leaves his sides aching with laughter.

Scholarships too good to pass up

Auckland University will have more scholarships available than any other New Zealand university.

Auckland University is providing hundreds of new undergraduate scholarships.

Hundreds of apartments going up

The block of land is close to Manukau Institute of Technology and the train station.

Six hundred apartments are set to rise in central Manukau after a deal is struck between Auckland Council and the Government.

Fashionable artists open their doors

International goldsmith Christine Hafermalz-Wheeler is known for her double rings.

Take a tour of 35 Waiheke Island artists' studios over Queen's Birthday weekend.

More marchers wanted

The Major Effort marchers - coach Lois Peter, left, Gabrielle Moffat, leader Chris Wilson, Bev Jennings and Sandra ...

A "no stress" ladies' marching team is seeking new members.

Stars come out for football

The All Stars football match will help promote Ben Sigmund's autobiography, Fully Committed.

The footballing stars of today and yesteryear will dust off their boots to take part in an All Stars football match.

What's On: D-Day open day at Ardmore

The Royal New Zealand Air Force's new trainer, the T6C Texan II, will be on display at the open day.

D-Day to be celebrated at Warbirds' open day.

A prison of allergies

Perfume, cleaning products, carpet and washing powder are only a few of the chemicals which Sabrina Paige is allergic to.

One whiff of perfume, cleaning products or paint can leave Sabrina Paige ill for days.

Downtown Mall's last days

The new 36 level commercial glass tower has secured PWC as an anchor tenant.

The Downtown Shopping Centre is closing its doors on May 28 to make way for a new $680 million redevelopment.

New sports park opens

Papakura Local Board chairman Bill McEntee, right, and deputy chairman Michael Turner stand on the brand new Opaheke ...

Sporting codes are being "future-proofed" with the opening of a new multi-facility sports park.

Sport: Papakura City snap four-game losing streak gallery

Papakura City captain Christopher Clark led from the front.

 Heads will be high when Papakura City take on Hibiscus Coast.

What's On: Drive by and be "pinked"

Quota International Papakura president Deidre Morgan, left, and club member and Curtain Clinic managing director Angela ...

 Papakura women have come up with a new way to get "pinked".

Out & About: Busy Fingers keep kids warm gallery

From left: Phil Nglam, Jordan Smith, Kelly Carrieres and Daniella Hart from Rosehill School transition centre.

Beanies and scarfs have been donated to Rosehill School transition centre.

Powerhoop craze hits Papakura

Lisa Kitchen, left, and Casey Newland say Powerhoop is a fun way to stay active for people of all shapes and sizes.

Powerhoop classes have arrived in Papakura for the first time.

Look who's talking: Indy Purewal

Indy Purewal would like to see tougher laws in place for youth who commit crime.

Indy Purewal, 29, business owner, lives in Papakura

What's On: Jazz age shines in Gatsby musical

The Hawkins Theatre daytime concert 'The Great Gatsby Era' will feature songs and melodies from the 1920s and 30s.

The daytime concert 'The Great Gatsby Era' is bringing glitz and glamour to the stage.

Sport: Sea Eagles take sting out of Hornets

Papakura Sea Eagles' Roman Hifo powers into Howick Hornets' Taylor Smith.

Unknown Bulldogs lie in wait for nervous Sea Eagles.

Sport: Pacers and Marist in a one-point thriller gallery

Southern Pioneers Legends are back from left, Oriana Paul, Georgia Brown, Doreen Fenton, Awhina Pahiri, Mate Rakete ...

Victories to Manurewa Rugby Black, Aztec2 and Pacers at the Papakura Netball Centre.

Sport: Karaka claim the cup and trophy gallery

Papakura halfback Shirley Halasima.

 Karaka see winning Counties Manukau club rugby's Challenge Cup and Don Shuker Cup as reward for hard work.

Opinion: Willie Jackson

No pass mark for Labour's education spokesman  Chris.

No pass mark for Labour on its stance on partnership schools.

What's On: Students find their Rhythmz

Matariki Rhythmz coincides with the month of Matariki Rising and is part of the Auckland Matariki Festival.

Students are invited to share their cultural identity through free music and dance workshops.

Out & About: Breastfeeding gets a boost gallery

From left, Nightingale Singh, Emerald Gulbransen with her 1-year-old son Daxton Thompson, 9-month-old Aria Scott, ...

Mums who want to breastfeed can now get extra support thanks to a pilot programme from Counties Manukau Health.

'Speak up about abuse'

Anglican Trust for Women and Children chief executive Judy Matai'a is calling on people to speak up about child abuse.

Judy Matai'a says there's no excuse for turning a blind eye to child abuse in the wake of Moko Rangitoheriri's death.

What's On: Chick flick for children's health

Life Education's mascot Harold the giraffe.

It's time to head to the movies, support a good cause and enjoy a great night out.

Sport: The Mad Butcher

Time to give credit where it is due so well done Joseph Parker.

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