Graffiti is rapidly disappearing from Franklin and Papakura with incidents of taggin down 55 per cent.
Housing New Zealand has done a complete u-turn on threats to evict a tetraplegic tenant.
Two old state houses bought for a song could hold the secret to how people can hang on to the Kiwi lifestyle into the future.
Te Hihi School's original classroom has been moved back on to the school grounds in preparation for this weekend's centennial celebrations.
A huge indoor netball centre needs a $4 million helping hand if it's to be completed on time.
Francesca Edwards flew to Bordeaux thanks to the generosity of the Papakura Rotary Club.
Four students from Papakura and Franklin came first in the world in their Cambridge International Exams.
Giving back to those who gave so much
After experiencing the best of human nature the Reid family are now fundraising to help other kids with cancer.
Opera singing and alternative education might seem worlds apart. But the two jobs are the perfect combination for Shaan Antunovich.
A liquor outlet has lost its licence to sell alcohol after a history of being caught selling to minors.
Twenty-one new road names for a new section of the Addison housing development in Takanini are to be decided today.
Mila the elephant has met a new friend for the first time in 37 years at her new home in the San Diego Zoo.
One of the last zone-free schools in Papakura is set to bring back an enrolment zone next month.
A Papakura man has been banned from owning animals for five years after almost starving his dog to death.
The Papakura Local Board wants your help in planning for the future. Over the next couple of months the board will be talking with Papakura communities about the future of their areas.
Papakura Local Board is urging residents to have their say on the proposed Unitary Plan before the end of the month.
Local residents will be kept in the loop about the fate of the Papakura Golf Course, councillor Calum Penrose says.
Legal high stores in Papakura could soon be gone in a puff of smoke - that's if the Papakura Local Board gets its way.
Middlemore Hospital anaesthetist Dr Adam Harper is cycling 900km for Multiple Sclerosis .
About 150 people gathered at a park in Takanini on Sunday for a memorial soccer game to remember and celebrate Shalvin Prasad.
Auckland Transport has done a U-turn after months of refusing to fix a fence on what residents say is a dangerous alleyway.
The Exclusive Brethren church is heading to Court to appeal a decision not to let it build a chapel in Hingaia.
The collapse of Mainzeal's property and construction division left the new Manukau Institute of Technology campus half-finished.
Double lung transplant patient Katherine Harris will be lining up for this year's Ports of Auckland Round the Bays .
A tetraplegic woman has been given an extra three weeks to find a home before HNZ evicts her.
A five-time drink-driver who ploughed into a family of three on a busy road has been jailed for more than two years.
It might be the new kid on the block but the Blossoms Educare early childhood centre is already making a difference.
A new source of water is needed to quench the thirst of Auckland's growing population and it's likely to come from the Waikato River.
Lorna Clauson has produced They Sailed to the South which tells the story of three families and their journeys to the South Pacific.
Liquor licensing fee hikes of $511 have forced one boutique winery to pull out of a popular wine festival.
The Civil Aviation Authority has taken over investigations from police after a pilot was killed when his glider crashed near the Auckland Gliding Club at Drury.
The search is on for a new home for a bedridden tetraplegic woman waiting anxiously to hear if she is to be evicted.
Auckland Council is offering a subsidised kayak tour of Slippery Creek to celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2.
Steve and Val McDonald have been selling everything from model railways to cars and remote-controlled aircraft - in Papakura since 1981.
Some voters are seeing red over plans to change the electoral boundaries of Papakura and Hunua.
A tetraplegic woman is waiting anxiously to hear whether Housing New Zealand can evict her from her state house.
A private buyer is waiting in the wings to purchase the Papakura Golf Course.
Nine Auckland University of Technology students are currenlty beavering away at their dream jobs in the United States.
Warren Mills is rushing to finish the Suzuki Katana he is building in his garage in time for the Classic Motorcycle Show next week.
A newlywed woman is warning couples to think twice before getting married on council property.
A hip-hop dancer reported to have contracted measles at a world dancing competition in Sydney is believed to be recovering well at home in Papakura.
New Zealand's lack of commitment to childhood obesity prevention programmes and policies is failing a generation of children, an obesity expert says.
Glyn Powell has received a Queen's Service Medal in the New Year honours list for services to aeronautical heritage preservation.
The annual NZ House & Garden tours will be held again in March and for the first time there will be one through Alfriston and Clevedon.
A young family whose two dogs died of poisoning have been given a new puppy.
Crime figures in Papakura are improving after going through a rough patch, Counties Manukau South area commander Inspector Jim Searle says.
Your local park is the place to be this summer with Auckland Council's lineup of free outdoor entertainment.
Severine Hannam has trouble selecting a favourite among the thousands of fish she looks after in an East Tamaki warehouse.
A lawyer who pushed for a bridge from Karaka to Weymouth has been appointed to Auckland Council's Unitary Plan hearings panel.
A wheel clamper accused of bullying and standover tactics has been moved on from the Papakura town centre.
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