Manukau Courier

'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.

EDITORIAL: The Future Streets issue

Our Neighbourly poll on it.

[EDITORIAL] You may be asking, why have we focused so much on the Future Streets project this edition?

Country renovation is a win-win

All the better to see through - the glass walls of the living pavilion allow the owners to see the view when they come ...

How a glass-walled extension captures a view and heats the rest of the house.

Homelessness 'disgraceful legacy'

Auckland Council's Homelessness Policy Project estimates 24,000 people in Auckland don't have a place to call home (file ...

Labour lashes out as new research shows 24,000 Aucklanders are without a home.

Sport: Rakai Kirkwood steps out

Rakai Kirkwood with his namesake and father Rakai.

Rakai Kirkwood's bid for the Commonwealth Youth Games welterweight gold begins in sunny Nassau, the Bahamian capital tomorrow morning.

Man dead after cop chase

The man died at the intersection of Ormiston Rd and Preston Rd in Otara.

Car "jumped over the fence and a truck" before smashing into a building, witness says.

Centenary for town hall

The town hall has had some major face lifts over the years.

It served as a cinema, was a popular venue for debutante balls and public dances, and now its a landmark icon in the south.

The gift of warmth

Redoubt North School pupils spent two terms working hard on their colourful, patterned quilts.

Keeping warm in the cold weather can be tough, but one group of school children are wrapping up in brand new quilts.

Could a new hospital ease pressure?

Middlemore Hospital's emergency department has been at capacity since June.

Auckland's hospitals are feeling the pinch of winter illnesses and a growing population - could a new hospital fix it?

Cycleways make road 'dangerous'

Tash Prendergast and Fred Afeaki standing on the cycleway on Thomas Rd, Mangere.

Mangere residents are finding the Future Streets' new cycle lanes can make their travel more dangerous.

Editorial: Help stop dumping

An illegal rubbish dump formed on Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush over Christmas and New Year. Residents have been dumping ...

EDITORIAL: The only thing that's going to stop illegal rubbish dumping in south Auckland is changing people's attitudes.

Manukau Magpies unbowed

Manukau Magpies Phyllis Rakena times her pass perfectly.

Pictures from the Manukau Magpies 38-12 loss to the Waitemata Seagulls in their last outing.

Foster kids get funky digs gallery video

Kristin School prefects transformed foster kids' rooms over the July school holidays.

High school students do The Block-style renovation on bedraggled bedrooms of foster children.

'I wanted to hug my baby'

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

Mother tells of the moment she realised her daughter had been killed.

Dad shot dead girl, age 2 video

Gustav Otto Sanft appearing in the High Court at Auckland on Monday.

A wailing father held his girl after killing her when he only meant to scare her, court hears.

Police use of Taser ruled unjustified

The officer should not have fired his Taser, the IPCA has found.

He spat at a police sergeant while being restrained by two other police - so the officer Tasered him.

Keeping culture in communities

Curator Ema Tavola, left, and photographer Qiane Matata-Sipu are two of the team involved in the #CHANGES exhibition in ...

She's not used to being the only Pacific Islander in the room, but the gentrification of Ema Tavola's neighbourhood is changing that.

Understanding the civil rights movement

Hannah Ikiua, Amandeep Shakhan and Ayansha Goundar will have the chance to witness first-hand the sites where African ...

Students from Alfriston College will have the chance to witness first-hand the sites where the USA's civil rights movement occurred.

Community creating public food forest

Inviting people to a community orchard planting in south Auckland are, from left, Healthy Families Manukau and ...

Green-fingered volunteers are needed to help beautify a south Auckland suburb.

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