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Dad pulled trigger, court hears

Gustav Sanft is on trial for the manslaughter of his 2-year-old daughter.

'Is it OK to hold a loaded gun near your 2-year-old child,' Crown prosecutor asks jury.

Seizures and deaths escalate video

Police seized 50 synthetic cannabis bags from a Ranui, west Auckland address earlier this week.

As an eight person dies related to synthetic cannabis use, police reveal large drug seizures.

EDITORIAL: Make your voice count

At the ballot.

EDITORIAL: If you've been driving around South Auckland lately, you will have noticed a colourful change to our streets.

Sport: Papatoetoe in two finals

Loosehead prop Hans Aiono, left, is a definite starter for Papatoetoe in the Portola Cup final against East Tamaki at ...

Papatoetoe under-20s are on the threshold of winning the club it's first Auckland premiership in some 60 years years. 

Body found on train tracks video

Many Auckland trains were stopped after a body was seen on the tracks near the Papatoetoe station on Wednesday morning.

Rail services return to normal after body on tracks delays hundreds of Auckland commuters.

Sport: Ten in starting XV

Auckland and Aorere College No.8 Glory Aiono was named player of the tournament at the combined Blues/Chiefs regional ...

South Auckland players dominate the champion Auckland under-15 girls' rugby team. South Auckland players dominate the Auckland's champion under-15 girls' rugby team.

Invitation to 'Hikoi for Hope'

Flowers and a photo of Haami Manahi were placed on the steps on which he was found during a recent memorial service for him.

Marchers seeking to raise awareness of homelessness in south Auckland.

Petrol stations robbed

Police will use "all resources" available to find the offenders who robbed two petrol stations at the same time.

The Mobil and Z petrol stations in Papatoetoe were robbed at the same time early Tuesday morning.

Politician's racism claims

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board chairwoman Lotu Fuli said she was outraged after being questioned while walking into a ...

Local board chairwoman says conference security guard stopped her because of colour of her skin.

Sport: Bombay and Patumahoe rule

Bombay coach Jeff Marr gets a hug from wife Julie after his side won the McNarama Cup for a fourth straight year to deny ...

‚ÄčThe Karaka Rugby Club's trophy cabinet is bare but they are unbowed in their determination to rectify that situation.

Bring it to the suburbs

Auckland Council meetings are held at Auckland Town Hall in the CBD.

With legacy council chambers around Auckland, a local board is inviting the governing body to start holding meetings in the regions.

Forget rugby, turn to robotics

Patolo and Valentino Taito from Mangere Bridge won the 2017 Mini Robot Rumble in Auckland.

Two South Auckland brothers who have won many-a-trophy for their tackling skills on the rugby field have now been crowned the winners of an Auckland robotics challenge.

Sawn-off shotgun 'unsafe'

Gustav Sanft is on trial in the High Court in Auckland.

Expert at trial says gun that killed girl could have fired without trigger being pulled.

South Auckland sports results

Otara's Charles Wai Leung  makes a run. Rugby League, 2017 Sharman Cup, Otara Scorpions v Otahuhu Leopards, Ngati Otara ...

Here the latest scores, results and draws for sport across South Auckland.

South Auckland sports results

Bombay claimed their fourth consecutive Counties Manukau premier club rugby championship beating Karaka 32-24 for the ...

Here the latest scores, results and draws for sport across South Auckland.

No reward despite effort

NZ Warriors Mason Lino steps Cowboys Te Marie Martin.

OPINION It did not go our way again, my Vodafone Warriors losing in Townsville to the North Queensland Cowboys 24-12.

Girl, 9, drowns in bath video

Yearbury speaks to media outside the house where the 9-year-old girl drowned in a bathtub.

An Auckland family is "really raw at the moment" after a young child drowned at home.

Us Two: The Mad Butcher and Don Graham

Sir Peter Leitch, left, and Don Graham.

'You know the saying, "He'd give you the shirt off his back?" I've actually seen him do that.'

'The Lord was with him'

The photo of Manahi showed him during happier times.

Haami Manahi, found dead outside south Auckland church, remembered as generous and strong-willed.

Battery-powered trains on the way

Phil Goff says the trains will take pressure off Auckland's transport system.

Mayor Phil Goff says the new trains will bring major benefits for south Auckland commuters.

Ross: More parks space needed

The old Papakura Golf Course.

OPINION: Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Daniel Newman recently commented about the need for Auckland Council to purchase more parks

'Let's get everyone involved'

Volunteers filled more than a dozen rubbish bags during the clean up.

Melissa Atama is changing south Auckland one working bee at a time.

Studying to improve south Auckland

Teariki Tuiono from Manurewa is studying a pHD to make improvements to south Auckland.

Teariki Tuiono from Manurewa is studying to make improvements to his community in south Auckland.

'Entire house reeking of sewage'

Manurewa man Evan Shewchuk has had multiple incidents of human waste flowing onto his property.

Auckland man sick of human waste flowing on his section is told the problem's partly his to fix.

'Losing dad was difficult'

Her family has a history of anxiety and depression, and Victoria Kendall is thankful she's had the support of counsellors.

Becoming a volunteer for Lifeline has been a big part of Victoria Kendall's healing process after losing her dad to suicide.

From the side to in the parade

Kevin Dunseath, aka Miss Ribena, and James Laverty, aka Miss Chocolate Box, received a district commanders certificate ...

Things have come a long way in the relationship between police and the LGBTI community, Miss Ribena says.

Remembering Donna Richards

17072017 news photo: SUPPLIED Donna Rauwhero Richards, 1935-2017, is being remembered by the community in Mangere as ...

Donna Rauwhero Richards is being remembered by the community in Mangere as a "passionate advocate for the people".

Wanted: Quality teachers in south Auckland

The shortage of teachers is being described as 'really problematic'.

Looking to set foot in the work force? Become a teacher. There are plenty of jobs, but not many takers.

Right place, right time

Constable Luke Goldstone received an area commanders commendation for stopping what could have been a night of crime for ...

On routine patrol in a quiet residential area, a police officer soon put a stop on a group's plans for robberies and stolen cars.

Students resuscitate unresponsive elderly woman

Johanna Ratahi from Ignites Colleges in Wiri saved an elderly woman's life in Clendon.

A pair of health students got to put their studies to the test when they spotted an elderly lady collapse in a carpark.

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