Manukau Courier

Labour MPs 'optimistic'

Recently reelected Mangere MP, Aupito William Sio.

Two of Labour's recently elected MPs are optimistic about their chances of forming the next Government.

Labour sweep south Auckland

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern campaigning at the Otara markets with Jenny Salesa, who won her seat by 10,035 votes.

Despite National's strong showing across the country, it was another Labour-landslide in South Auckland.

First fuel down the line

The fuel pipeline from the Marsden Point Refinery to south Auckland, which crippled New Zealand air travel after ...

Freshly-repaired pipe delivers seven million litres of jet fuel to Auckland.

Car on wrong side of motorway video

The car was stolen after an aggravated robbery in Papatoetoe.

Stolen car was seen speeding down wrong side of Auckland's southern motorway.

'I've gained another friend'

Age Concern Counties Manukau Accredited Visiting Service visitor Nina Barnes, left, with Ella Jenkins, who's one of the ...

More people are needed in south Auckland for a visiting service for lonely senior citizens.

Sport: Junior cricket going Aussie

Junior cricket in Counties Manukau is in for a shake up
that will results in more hits, more runs, more boundaries, ...

Junior cricket in Counties Manukau is in for a shake up.

Learning how to listen

Three-year-old Apii Pukeiti was born severely deaf, but thanks to cochlear implants he's able to hear sound.

"When we were first given his diagnosis I burst into tears and then I stopped and thought 'thank God that's all it is'."

'I'm interested in helping others'

Former senior lawyer Vinay Deobhakta, right, pictured with his business partner Savia Arbuckle, is running legal ...

Need to represent yourself in court? Vinay Deobhakta may be able to help.

Patient horrors: midwife gagged

Manukau woman Danielle Hart-Murray wrote a revealing post about what life is like for some mothers-to-be.

Midwife who wrote Facebook post lifting the lid on incest and abuse in South Auckland made to take it down.

'Our murals represent our passion'

The finished product.

The outside of Westfield Manukau features a new eye-catching design.

Sport: Holy Cross score best and fairest

Holy Cross School's rippa rugby team, the third best in New Zealand.

Holy Cross School in Papatoetoe have had a sporting week to remember.

Tree scarcity reflects poverty

University of Auckland biology senior lecturer Margaret Stanley says it will take years before new trees provide mental ...

Auckland is a city divided not just by incomes and house prices, but also, by trees.

Man dead at container yard

A container at TopTranz appeared to have fallen into some mesh fencing.

A man has died after getting trapped at a south Auckland container yard.

'Definitely' easy to get a job in Auckland

Accor Hotels' talent and culture coordinator Kayla Ludlow is looking for guest service agents and room attendants.

A vocational training provider had 100 companies from several industries trying to recruit new employees.

Hobby becomes business

Rattles start at $12 and toys like the dinosaur can go up to $42.

Tracy Nicholls' home business began five years ago. Now it's up for a Network NZ Business Award.

Family of eight sleeping rough

Manurewa Citizens Advice Bureau board chairman Gordon Myer says homeless people still sleep in the entrance to the ...

A homeless family-of-eight are among those sleeping rough on the streets of south Auckland.

Children love the taniwha

Mahi Pai at Manukau Institute of Technology.

More than 1500 South Auckland youngsters were treated to the very popular Mahi Pai taniwha performance over Māori Language Week.

Rush hour crash

Rush hour traffic is backed up for northbound motorists on the south western motorway.

Crash off Auckland's southwestern motorway causes rush-hour congestion.

Sport: Indoor bowls team take title

Holy Cross School's champion netballers, winners of the AIMS Games netball tournament which featured 122 teams.

Holy Cross have won the AIMS Games netball title for the second time in three years.

Deportee jailed for stabbing

Isaiah Michael Peka was sent back to New Zealand in May. In August, he stabbed a man seven times.

Teenager deported back from Australia seriously injured a man three months later.

#gettingcandid: Agnes Loheni

Agnes Loheni, National Party candidate for the Mangere electorate in the 2017 General Election.

Agnes Loheni, 45, lives in Te Atatu South and is the National Party candidate for Mangere.

Sport: A change of school pays off

Samuel Nahi, left, and  William Fakatoumafi fulfil a rugby league dream at Southern Cross Campus.

A switch of schools delivers schoolboys William Fakatoumafi and Samuel Nahi a national league title

Tea gone, food cold

Ending up in hospital twice so far this year, Clark says she's aware the pressures it's facing, but would have liked to ...

An unpleasant experience at Middlemore Hospital has left one couple dreading ever going back.

Paramedics help in Peru video

(L-R) Rikayla Richardson, Peta Thomson, Eve Clarke, Sam Lucy, (local nurse), Sofie Heaphy, Kaycee Bottcher, Sophie ...

A bunch of South Auckland's future paramedics recently visited Peru to help doctors and nurses with check-ups and triage.

Indian tourist hub for Auckland

Hunters Corner Business Improvement District chairman Raj Chand says the area is already an Indian hub, so the BID's ...

It's still in its early stages, but a sprawling strip of shops in Papatoetoe is being developed as Auckland's own Little India.

Counties Manukau Sport 'snubbed'

Manurewa-Papakura ward councillor Daniel Newman fears grassroots sport is at risk with Counties Manukau Sport losing ...

Councillor Daniel Newman says grassroots sport in south Auckland is at risk after the sport trust loses its contract.

Wheelie bins are here

Some south Auckland households continued to put black rubbish bags out for collection after the new wheelie rubbish bins ...

Auckland Council's new wheelie rubbish bins are now in use across south Auckland.

Head Hunters 'used VTNZ database'

Jindarat Prutsiriporn, 50, died after being kidnapped, bound and gagged.

Gang who kidnapped woman who fell from boot and died could trace passerby who called cops on them, court hears.

Tight tussle in NRL

Sir Peter Leitch loved the competitive nature of the NRL play-off matches over the weekend. Including this match, where ...

OPINION: Softball gets precious little media, so it was a pleasure to attend at the weekend a Black Sox dinner to celebrate their seventh world title.

Harvey gets hit by 'Jacinda effect'

Sir Bob Harvey was instrumental in helping Norman Kirk transform his image.

Sir Bob Harvey sees many similarities in the 'Jacinda effect' with Labour's past PMs.

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