Police highway patrols have been out in force around Counties Manukau as a two-month nationwide crackdown on speeding drivers begins.
A battle site of national significance is at risk of being destroyed to make way for housing.
A petition asking for Marybeth Reserve to be lit up has gone to the Papakura Local Board.
A new wildlife centre could spring up in the place of the former Franklin Zoo.
A teenager who admitted killing his childhood friend after shooting him with an airgun has been jailed.
Rugby player, poet, painter and politician - Phil Spring says having a disability hasn't stopped him living.
Carlin Dempster was often mistaken for a girl as he worked on growing his hair for a teenage cancer patient's wig.
These kids are planning what they would like for Christmas but they know many children will go without this season.
Takanini's new child and family centre is about to open its doors after more than a decade of work.
Andy Baker has set his sights on Parliament and the title of MP for Hunua.
The death of a 12-year-old girl on train tracks in South Auckland is not considered suspicious.
Fireworks nearly killed Ninja the turtle but Clarice Ford brought her back to life using turtle CPR.
People who want to vote in the upcoming citizens initiated referendum need to make sure they're enrolled to vote tomorrow.
Trudy Froger has lived at Longford Park Retirement Village for eight years and she's never once ventured across on foot to Southgate because the traffic is so bad.
The distinctive roar of one of the world's most popular Warbirds aircraft will be heard over Ardmore this Sunday.
The community grapevine was vital when it came to locating missing dog Podge.
Police are seeking public help to find two men involved in a "senseless" attack near Takanini train station.
Well-known businessman Bill McEntee has been elected chairman of the Papakura Local Board.
Upgrades to the Takanini motorway interchange will begin early next year, Auckland Mayor Len Brown says.
New bags hold a rubbish amount
Council rubbish bags have been downsized, but the price remains the same.
Struggling South Auckland families are finding it harder to cope with low wages and higher rents. Add Christmas to the mix and it's impossible for some people to put presents under the tree for the kids.
Ngati Tamaoho has announced a formal partnership with Kereru Park Campus in Papakura.
All first-year students at Papakura's biggest high school will have to bring their own computers to class from the start of next year.
Clevedon's famous A and P show is ready to go and will feature new events along with all the old favourites.
Drury residents are heading to court over a proposed multibillion-dollar industrial park.
An inspection of a recreational fishing boat led to the discovery of more than 200 rotting snapper.
A young woman wanted by police is believed to be hiding in Papakura or Takanini.
Longstanding National MP Dr Paul Hutchison is calling it quits. The member for Hunua has confirmed he will not seek re-election in 2014.
A woman pulled three ticks off her knee after visiting one of South Auckland's premier reserves.
A century's worth of agricultural and pastoral shows will be celebrated next week.
The spread of kauri dieback in Auckland is slowing down and the Hunua Ranges still appear to be disease-free.
Pregnant women are being given vouchers for groceries to stop smoking.
Police hunting whoever mutilated and killed a family pet say they have a suspect almost three months after the dog's skinned body was found.
Papakura Manukau Aeromodellers Club are looking for a new home after flying remote-controlled aeroplanes at the Clevedon Showgrounds for 30 years.
A Vocational Pathways programme means high school student Arthur Crichton spends one day a week working on site with Hawkins.
Sixty walkers will pound the pavement this weekend when the second annual Head2Head Charity Walk gets under way.
Embattled mayor Len Brown is seeking forgiveness after admitting he hasn't lived up to his Christian faith.
The $35 million revamp of the Papakura interchange is now officially open, two months ahead of schedule.
Team Franklin has become a juggernaut when it comes to local elections. Preliminary results of the Auckland Council elections show 10 of its 11 candidates have been elected.
Black plastic bags, old car seats and other rubbish were left to fester in Rountree Reserve by council contractors for weeks.
Celebrity foodie Natalie Oldfield's grandmother always taught her that when you cook and share food you're sharing love.
Voters in the Manurewa-Papakura ward have stuck with the tried and true and re-elected Sir John Walker and Calum Penrose to the Auckland Council.
Suspect identified in killing and mutilation of family pet that was dumped on owner's lawn.
A 52-year-old Papakura man has been arrested in relation to an attack on a Buddhist monk.
The Warehouse's big shift to Takanini is just two weeks away and the opening will create 51 new jobs.
After Luke Elliot's stroke in 2005, he and wife Kylee never dreamed they'd be in a home of their own by now.
Housing development access from Great South Rd is met with approval from residents.
Beachgoers and trampers are being called on to help out one of the country's rarest birds.
The Mainzeal collapse has pushed the cost of MIT's new campus up by almost $30 million.
282 new homes to be built in Manurewa as part of country's largest community housing development.
Do you wear a lifejacket when you are on the water - no matter what vessel you are in?