Papakura Courier

Sport: Scholarship and game development influence choice gallery

Harry Plummer with Auckland first five-eighth Simon Hickey, left and executive general manager of Royal Wolf NZ, Paul ...

Promising New Zealand schoolboy first five Harry Plummer sees his rugby future in Auckland.

Bus driver assault an 'issue'

Todd Murphy says the company is making ongoing safety improvements for drivers.

Bus companies are making safety improvements after some reports on assaults on drivers.

Wanted man arrested

Police arrested Auckland man Kershaw Howard in relation to an armed robbery.

Kershaw Howard tried to flee but was stopped with a dog bite.

Vera a 'star tenant'

Papakura resident Vera Marshall is being praised for her gardening skills.

Expert gardener Vera Marshall​ knows how to turn a place into an oasis .

Film documents cancer suffering

Luka Wolfgram, with mum Aleksandra Bajac, holds a photo of his brother Kosta.

Luka Wolfgram's film in memory of his young brother Kosta is a top contender.

Personal stories on show

Our Inherited Body and Thinking Globally, Acting Locally are exhibitions running at the Papakura Art Gallery.

Spiritual connections explored in show.

Sport: Papakura Sea Eagles rule gallery

Touch veteran, Amos Ale, the father of Kiwi Ferns, Mary Jane and Billy Jean Ale was a finalist in the Masters of the ...

 The Papakura Sea Eagles describe winning the Counties Manukau club of the year as icing on the cake.

Sport: One day finalists decided gallery

Marty Perry scored 70 and took 3-26 in Papakura's five run upset of Counties Manukau club cricket's one day competition ...

Marty Perry scored 70 and took 3-26 in Papakura's five run upset of Counties Manukau club cricket's one day competition leaders, Pukekoke-Metro last Saturday. 

Turtle rescuer warns pet owners

Turtle Haven operator Clarice Ford with Andy the red-slider turtle.

The size of a 50 cent and found on the side of the road, Andy the turtle is on the mend.

Volunteers needed for hospital duty

Volunteers of St John's Friends of the Emergency Department at Middlemore Hospital, Ravee Patel and Peter Gordon.

St John is looking for volunteers for its Friends of the Emergency Department at Middlemore Hospital.

Blaze at scrap metal yard

Seven fire crews are battling the blaze at Metalman in Takanini.

Large pile of metal and rubbish catches fire in South Auckland.

Police officer knocked down

**** The newly refurbished McDonald's at Green Lane Auckland. The golden arches, logo. 118th September 2008. Chris ...

Drama at an Auckland McDonalds as a police officer gets knocked down by a stolen car.

Serious injuries after van flips

The Fire Service was in attendance at a two-car smash in Papakura.

Two people have serious injuries after a two-car smash in south Auckland.

NZ gets first 'bush school'

The school will be on 25ha of land adjacent to the Hunua Ranges Regional Park where this picture was taken.

No tests, no homework and getting back to nature are aspects to New Zealand's first 'bush' school set to open next year.

Sport: Karaka beat Manukau gallery

Victor Davies was central to Karaka's win over Manukau taking 4-4 with the ball and top scoring an unbeaten 33.

Manukau and Waiuku face off for the last semi final berth in Counties Manukau's one day cricket championship.

'Cheap' $540k homes in Auckland

Takanini's Ninety-Eight development will feature 97 standalone freehold homes.

A new south Auckland housing development could be the cheapest going in the big smoke.

Sport: Barbara Kendall in spotlight

Board sailing legend Barbara Kendall, the winner of Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals, will be a special guest at ...

 New Zealand board sailing legend Barbara Kendall✓ will be a special guest at the Counties Manukau Sports Awards this coming Sunday.

Major power cut

There's been a major power outage in Clevedon, Auckland.

Almost 1500 homes went without electricity in blustery Auckland.

One dead in crash

Counties Manukau Police are attending a fatal crash on Clarks Beach Road.

A person has suffered a heart attack at the scene of a fatal crash in south Auckland.

'Likely to be more victims'

Convicted child sex offender Bruce Anderson has lived in Northland, south Auckland and the North Shore.

Police say child sex offender, jailed for nearly five years, is thought to have abused more people.

Three boards, one chair

Dr Lester Levy will oversee budgets totalling in the billions as chair of all three district health boards and Auckland ...

Dr Lester Levy will manage budgets totaling in the billions as he's named chairman of three district health boards.

Sick and sleeping in his car

Brian Stewart slept in his car while trying to find suitable long-term accommodation.

Brian Stewart knows what it's like to suffer.

Auckland traffic crawling

Traffic was crawling up the southern motorway on Wednesday morning.

Drivers facing a slow run into the city after a crash and breakdown on the southern motorway.

Jessica's big dream

Jessica Manning hopes to make the list for double transplant for her heart and liver.

She's hoping to be the first Kiwi to have a heart and liver transplant. Meanwhile, there's a wedding to plan.

Cemetery vandal 'insane'

The woman appeared for trial at the Papakura District Court on Tuesday.

Woman found not guilty for destroying children's graves at Papakura Cemetery.

My brother, my superhero video

Kosta Wolfgram was a sporty kid who liked rapping, dancing and making Lego.

"I never wanted to see my little brother suffer. But he did ... and it was the most heartbreaking thing ever."

Sport: United win first game in premiers gallery

Nick Kelly✓ topped scored for Manukau with 51 in the losing effort against Pukekohe-Metro last Saturday

 Papakura's bowlers and middle order batsmen are vital to up staging Manukau at Bruce Pulman Park on Saturday.

Sport: Sports awards celebrate 25 years

The incomparable Valerie Adams, whose record of 13 consecutive Counties Manukau sportswoman of the year awards and 12 ...

 This year's Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards promises to be the biggest and best yet.

22 days to consent 1350 homes video

The Auranga Special Housing Area will include new infrastructure such as wastewater, cycle paths, and a new pedestrian ...

A south Auckland special housing area was rezoned and consented quicker than any major housing project in NZ, housing minister says.

Sport: Sports excellence awards finalists

Charlotte Harrison has nominated for Sportswoman of the year for the Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards.


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