Papakura Courier

One week till curtain call

A group of home school students will spend an intense week rehearsing for an annual drama production in February.

Pulling together a stage show in only one week has become the norm for a group of high school students.

'We love them and give them a great life'

Mangere Bridge couple Fiona and Callum McKinlay are among those being recognised during Foster Care Awareness Week.

Fiona and Callum McKinlay are opening their home as well as their hearts to children in need.

Sport: I owe my family

Helen Lynch has been the backbone of the Papakura City Football Club for 15 years during which she has served in nearly ...

Where would the Papakura City Football Club be without Helen Lynch?

EDITORIAL: Why does tragedy strike?

Justin Latif. Editor of Manukau Courier and Papakura Courier.

EDITORIAL: Our relatively new columnist Peter J Mihaere asks that age-old question about why tragedy seems to strike some and not others.

Pilot unhurt in plane crash

A pilot escaped uninjured after a top-dressing plane crashed during takeoff in South Auckland.

The pilot of a top-dressing plane escaped uninjured after a crash near Auckland.

Mihaere: Why does tragedy strike?

Peter Mihaere, CEO of Stand Against Slavery, outside the Nelson Courthouse where he observed all 31 days of New ...

While my sister and brother-in-law's grass fire was getting under control in Central Hawkes Bay, thanking God and our lucky stars, that the fire seemed to circumnavigate their house and woolshed.

Who has NZ's best hot cross buns?

Hillpark Bakery owner Tongmin Li has been recognised as the maker of New Zealand's best hot cross buns.

Tongmin Li has the best buns in the business.

Sport: Waiuku and United in the way

Manukau may have the easy run home but captain Ashwin Herwels refuses to dismiss as easy beats Waiuku and United, his ...

Manukau are within reach of winning back-to-back titles in Counties Manukau club cricket's two day championship.

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.

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.

Focus on south Auckland 'regeneration'

Manukau city centre will be a focus of regeneration in the coming years, Phil Goff says.

Phil Goff will still keep The Southern Initiative as a priority for Auckland.

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.

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.

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