Papakura Courier

Get onboard the Love Bus

The Love Bus Kombi is at  the centre of the Auckland Council's voter campaign.

It's a Kombi van, but not like you've ever seen before - and it's coming to a local community near you.

Show Your Love for Auckland

Auckland Council's elections planning manager Glyn Walters.

Show Your Love for Auckland - the story behind Auckland Council's voter campaign

SPORT: Mangere United heads to Sports Tribunal gallery

Papakura City goalkeeper Josh Shackleton makes a great save during a one on one with Manurewa AFC's Brad Rathbun.

 ​Mangere United is to take a case against Auckland Football to the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand.

20 years of online shopping

Colleen Ihaka has seen online shopping evolve and improve in the 18 years she's worked as a personal shopper for ...

A humble South Auckland store served as ground zero for the launch of online shopping for Countdown customers.

Maori get a say on Auckland plan video

A number of councillors objected to the Unitary Plan being dealt with in that way as the Development Committee includes ...

Unelected advisers will be among those to vote on the city's new Unitary Plan.

Hunua 1080 project wins top award

Auckland Council parks, sports and recreation manager Mace Ward  and biodiversity manager and Hunua Project operations ...

A controversial 1080 project has won a top environmental award.

Mourning, one pet at a time

Qualified pet chaplain Susan Leaver offers services and counselling for people who have lost their pets.

Susan Leaver is a qualified pet chaplain who offers funeral-like services and counselling for those who have lost a beloved pet.

What's wrong with our schools?

World-renowned education specialist Yong Zhao has been speaking with Auckland educators.

A world-renowned education specialist wants testing in our education system thrown out the window.

Programme supports at-risk youth

Universtiy of Auckland senior lecturer Pat Bullen hopes to change the future of at risk youth.

Alternative Education providers will have an ace up their sleeves with a new mentoring programme.

Garden programme creates opportunities

The land that will be transformed into a community garden is currently a dumping ground for couches and mattresses, ...

Growing realistic opportunities is the thrust of a new garden programme.

'I didn't even think of the gunman'

Shon Tyson Wanahi died of his wounds.

Constable Stephen Brown and Maori Warden George Te Kotahi fought to save a man's life with a gunman still on the loose.

What's On: Boy needed for Priscilla musical

International smash hit musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert is looking for someone to play 8-year-old Benji.

The search is on to find a Kiwi boy for the smash hit musical 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'.

Healthy menus served

From left: Sam Lafolua, LeAnna Gregory, Diane Corban, Joshua Ellery, Malcolm Fyers, Jakib Davies and Ngatilda Allen.

Healthy food served in community partnership.

Masks come alive

Aymee Karaitiana is starring in her first show Leilani and playing four characters represented through different masks.

Aymee Karaitiana is bringing masked characters to the stage.

Opinion: Willie Jackson

Te Tai Tokerau Labour MP Kelvin Davis is playing a clever game.

Look who's talking: Nadia Gillbanks

Nadia Gillbanks says fixing the cost of housing and making public transport more reliable are big issues that need fixing.

Nadia Gillbanks enjoys Papakura for its community spirit.

Out & About: Matariki at Papakura Early Learning Centre

Svetlana from Kelvin Road School hugs Summer Turei.

 Matariki is being celebrated at the Papakura Early Learning Centre.

Maori wardens recruit young leaders

21072016 News photo NIGEL/FAIRFAX NZ  From left: Maori warden Deanna Howard-Afeaki, Moananoa Rountree, warden secretary ...

Young Maori wardens are being recruited for Papakura.

Thanks a Bunch: Denise Donald

South Auckland Choral Society member Denise Donald.

This week's Thanks a Bunch goes to long-serving South Auckland Choral Society member Denise Donald.

Sport: Sea Eagles are minor premiers gallery

Howick Hornet's Saipani Aiolupo will take some stopping on Saturday.

 The Sea Eagles wrap up the minor premiership with three games to go.

Sport: Heartbreaker for Papakura City gallery

Papakura City striker Harry Hillary-Jenkins lines up a shot at goal.

 Must-win matches are looming for Papakura City.

Sport: Three-peat for Bombay gallery

Bombay celebrate their McNamara Cup win, their third Counties Manukau club rugby premiership in a row.

 Bombay are the champions of Counties Manukau club rugby for the third year in a row.

Sport: Easy wins in premier netball gallery

Hillpark B is, from left, Aria Nicholas, Madihah Hussein, Evangeline Piper, Kudrat Mast, Jasmine Sandhu, Madison ...

 Marist 1 and Marlins Gold scored comfortable wins in the Papakura Netball Centre premier grade on Saturday.

Sport: The Mad Butcher

A huge weekend ahead for my beloved Vodafone Warriors, with the Penrith Panthers coming to Mt Smart on Saturday.

Out & About: Te Korakora on Federal

Trinity Roots performed at Te Korakora on Federal. Te Korakora when translated means ignite, or spark.

Te Korakora on Federal an Auckland street into a carnival of food, fashion and music.

Pick and Mix opens in Mangere

Out of the Box is the first Pick & Mix performance to be showcased at Mangere Arts Centre on July 30.

Momentum productions fuses many dance genres including hip-hop, tap and contemporary to inspire their creative performance. 

Sport: Injuries hobble the Steelers

Dan Hyatt still hasn't recovered from the nasty back injury suffered against Tasman last year.

 Tough times ahead for Steelers coach Darrl Suasua.

Sport: Steelers players itching to go gallery

Sherwin Stowers can't wait to pull on a Counties Manukau Steelers jersey again.

 Hika Elliot and Sherwin Stowers will be in Steelers colours for the coming NPC.

Sugary drinks dropped

MidCentral DHB's public health and oral health units have teamed up with the Heart Foundation, urging schools to get rid ...

Auckland Council removes sugar-sweetened drinks from council-run leisure centres.

Blaring sirens trend takes off

The Farm Boyz Sirenz pictured on the street in early 2016.

Police are investigating youth and thefts of loudspeakers in Auckland. But their powers are limited in terms of music battle meet-ups.

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