A woman has been charged with three counts of deceptively obtaining funds after allegedly faking a terminal illness.
The reopening of zoo a fitting way to honour late keeper who was crushed by an elephant, sister says.
Peter Macintosh died just before his 65th birthday - but he came back to life in time to celebrate the milestone.
A disney film led Carolyn Cederman to a life-long love of Irish Setters.
Longtime resident Jim Kelly is up in arms over plans to develop the old Papakura Golf Course for housing.
Park Estate School is in need of a new kitchen and a breakfast programme founder is determined to get them one.
Around 1400 New Zealand social workers are celebrating National Social Workers' Day today.
A heritage cottage is standing the test of time but help is needed to continue its legacy into the future.
A 16-year-old's take on improving youth participation in elections has seen her meet the Governor-General.
He lost the love of his life in June and now he's looking for someone to help him finish her story.
Happy Valley Honey wants to transform Drury into a food tourism destination with a focus on bees.
Judith Collins isn't pulling any punches at critics since she quit - calling David Cunliffe a "moron".
Able-bodied people parking in mobility spaces makes shopping difficult for stroke victim.
She's had the week from hell. But MP Judith Collins remains confident the people who elected her will do so again.
A chance encounter on Facebook has led two sewing-mad strangers to join forces in a bid to help young people thread their way to a successful future.
Papakura High School is trying out Mates & Dates, an initiative aiming to prevent sex and dating violence.
A fisherman who took 325 snapper in one day was sentenced to 320 hours community work.
Plans for a large industrial park in Drury are a step closer to reality after the Auckland Council agreed to rezone land.
Owning a pony is every horse-mad kid's dream. And for two young enthusiasts, that dream could become a reality with the help of Pointways Pony Club.
A woman is auctioning space on her forearm for any tattoo the winner wants in order to raise money for Key to Life.
Staff are reeling after the latest in a string of thefts targeting a funeral home monument shop.
Students from Papakura High School made wooden mini picnic tables, gifting two to a neighbouring childcare centre.
Andrea Mulligan lost her livelihood when the Safer Papakura Trust dissolved this year.
Picking produce from his garden and cooking with it either at home or in his restaurants keeps chef Simon Gault happy.
Controversial stroke treatment might help Luke Elliott read, write and speak again to his family.
Cops will be staying on their bikes, thanks to a gift from Auckland Transport.
A lifetime of horsemanship will be put to the test in the longest, toughest horse race in the world.
A crude attack on election billboards in Papakura has shocked a National Party campaign co-ordinator.
Bernard Alan Devries was again found guilty at his retrial of manufacturing methamphetamine in 2010.
A business is beefing up its security as another has worker quit following violent deaths of two people in Takanini.
Bumping into people prompts woman to visit optometrist - who finds brain tumour.
A refuge society is encouraging women in abusive relationships to take a step that could save their lives.
Rachel Burge first picked up a bow and arrow about three years ago and she's been shooting for gold ever since.
A small Northland housing trust has built its first set of accessible rental properties in Takanini.
Hundreds of volunteers picked up paintbrushes, spades and pitchforks to help transform a disused park into a vibrant community garden.
When dog Podge escaped from a kennel and jumped a 1.8m fence to freedom, she embarked on a long, rough journey.
A new clinical director has taken the reins at the Papakura marae health clinic.
Young techies are helping to bring the Anzac story to life through a computer game.
Roselands Lotto shoppers win big two weeks in a row - a couple won $2m and another shopper won $250,000.
A food drive has made students realise the reality of poverty in their own community.
Papakura heavyweight Patrick Mailata has been named in the New Zealand boxing squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A huge influx of unwanted kittens is prompting vets to take action by cutting the cost of desexing cats.
Labour leader David Cunliffe faced a whole spectrum of personalities when he went walkabout in Papakura town.
A Chorus fault has meant some businesses and homes in Awhitu have had no phone lines since the weekend.
A boy as young as 12 could be behind a series of south Auckland indecent assaults.
The Government is bringing the $210 million upgrade for State Highway 1 between Manukau and Papakura forward by a decade.
Claims of anti-Maori views emerged after a funding request for the Southern Initiative was denied.
Kiwis have been chomping, dunking and nibbling their way through Griffin's biscuits for 150 years.
An Auckland woman is teaching babies to communicate before they learn how to talk through signs.
Jo Seagar is returning to her roots to host a "party with a purpose" in support of Totara Hospice.
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