Papakura Courier

Sport: Steelers fall to Canterbury gallery

Counties Manukau Steelers' flanker Jordan Taufua, left, and Tony Pulu stop Canterbury's Tom Sanders from scoring during ...

 The Counties Manukau Steelers have unfinished business.

Gym members demand refunds

Configure Express in Papakura closed in August but members are still waiting on refunds.

Members of a women's gym in Auckland say they are still waiting for refunds, more than two months after it closed.

How one man dropped 170kg

Dramatic change: Werner Burgin has lost 170kg through the Big Boys/Big Girls programme at Genetics Gym.

Werner Burgin tipped the scales at 272kg before he decided it was time to make a change.

Ever seen a white tui?

The rare bird was sighted in Clevedon this month

A keen eye catches a glimpse of the rare tui in south Auckland.

Sport: Gago a precocious talent

Roller Mills most improved player, Matthew Waddell with Steelers' Viliame Rarasea, left, and Sam Henwood.

Take note of the name Grace Gago.

Farm to fashion for Morter

One of London fashion label Rein's outfits, designed by Rebecca Morter

Rebecca Morter​ has gone from the farm to a world of fashion. 

Sport: Otara artist Joe Lane, the new Steeler gallery

17102016. NEWS PHOTO. SUPPLIED. Joe Lane, the Otara artist with the mural of Counties Manukau rugby greats Joeli Vidiri, ...

 There is no escaping Jonah Lomu, Joeli Vidiri and Tana Umaga at Steelers' training these days.

Dial for dope

Members of the public could text in orders and have cannabis delivered to their house through the 'dial a tinnie' service.

A weed delivery service as easy as ordering pizza has been shut down.

Sport: Finalists to be decided Saturday

Papatoetoe's Ollie Pringle can only watch as he hits high and HPCC's Niranjan Naguleswaran takes the catch. Jeff Crowe ...


Sport: Steelers upset Canterbury to make semi finals

Manager Faamoana Leilua shows her delight at her Counties Manukau Steelers beating Canterbury at ECOLight Stadium, ...


Importance of regular mammograms

Elaine Harvey was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and wants people to know how important getting checked is.

More than 3000 women and around 20 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

Jackson: They always put us in jail

Sir Ngatata Love sentenced to jail

Willie Jackson responds to Sir Ngatata Love's sentence and why Maori seem to get jail time for lesser crimes.

Drew's flowers win gold

Papakura florist Drew Wharehinga is a gold medal winner from this year's World Skills NZ national finals.

 Drew Wharehinga​ is aiming to take her floral skills to the world stage.

Lions fireworks cancelled

The Papakura Lions Club annual fireworks display is cancelled for 2016.

Plans for an annual fireworks display have gone up in smoke.

Hoofing it to rescue cattle video

A herd of bovines was cut free after a truck crashed in Hunua.

Firefighters rush to save cows trapped after a cattle truck rolled.

Dairy owners fight back

Nalim Patel was bashed with a hammer while working in her brother's dairy. She now feels safer with the counter caged ...

One dairy has caged its counter and staff, while another has a stand-in security guard to deter rampant thieves.

Dinosaur Kingdom's Halloween Dino Fright Night

Dinosaur Kingdom's Halloween Dino Fright Night will be on October 29 from 6.30pm

Get your spooky and scary costumes ready for Dinosaur Kingdom's Halloween Dino Fright Night.

Costly glitch for commuters

Takanini passengers were slugged penalties on Thursday because both HOP card machines were out of order at the platform.

A 'rare' fault with machines at an Auckland train station mean some passengers have been slugged penalty fees even if they had a valid ticket.

DHB results: Who's in for Counties Manukau?

Middlemore Hospital is the main facility under Counties Manukau Health's administration.

Almost half of Counties Manukau Health's board will be new members this time round.

Sport: The return of Victor Davis a bright spot gallery

Opener and prolific run scorer Brad O'Callaghan will be lost to Karaka this season.

 Karaka begin their Counties Manukau club cricket season on the backfoot.

Can ABs live up to public's expectations?

Aaron Smith leading the haka.

I was watching my mate Duncan Garner on Story and he was adamant that All Blacks are not role models.

Sport: Waitakere Bears next gallery

Ardmore Marist's Nichola Broderick gets a hit against Otahuhu during their Auckland premier women's softball match at ...

 Ardmore Marist's premier women softballers won't be so awestruck when facing Waitakere Bears on Saturday.

Sport: Destiny is in their own hands gallery

A broke hand has ruled Steelers' first five Joe Reynolds out of the game against Canterbury at ECOLight Stadium, ...

 The Counties Manukau Steelers have their Mitre 10 Cup destiny in their own hands.

Goff's southern connection video

Mayor-elect Phil Goff outside the former family home on Wilmay Ave in Papatoetoe. He bought the house in the 1970s.

The Auckland mayor will, arguably, be from south Auckland once again.

Get your cat desexed for free

Kitten season has already begun. It usually starts mid November but is early again starting in  September this year.

 SPCA Auckland have over 10,000 animals come through their shelter doors each year and over 7,000 of those animals are cats.

Stephen is church's Dad of the Year

Stephen Dryfhout with his kids Ciara, Nathan, Alex and Johnny-Ray.

Stephen Dryfhout​ is a pretty typical dad - at least he thought so.

Sport: Gian Botha a huge loss gallery

All rounder Vaughan Blanchard has joined Papakura from Pukekohe-Metro.


Sport: Premier and under-17s disappoint gallery

The victorious Counties Manukau Stingrays after beating the Akarana Falcons 18-16 for the national under-15 championship ...

 The Counties Manukau Stingrays have the best under-15 rugby league team in the country.

Heat win first NPC gallery

Counties Manukau Heat's centre Sharnita Woodman in full flight against the Auckland Storm during the women's national ...

 A bond formed in marriage has led to a union on the rise if the Counties Manukau's historic title win is anything to go by.

Seeking owner of dumped puppies gallery video

Chrissy Clements pictured with German shepherd Shadow, who had been spayed through the desexy revolution project.

An animal rescue charity is appealing to the owners of a litter of dumped puppies to come forward.

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