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Breast fondling doctor's court appeal

The Medical Council of New Zealand has suspended Dr Mushfiq Ahmad's practicing certificate.

In 2016 Dr Mushfiq Ahmad indecently assaulted six female temporary workers.

Former politician turns educator video

Sam Lotu-Iiga will join Manukau Institute of Technology as deputy chief executive Pasifika.

Pesata Sam Lotu-Iiga is looking forward to the opportunity to help get people into jobs with his new role.

Love living in south Auckland

Barbara Lucas, 52, is a people services manager at Auckland Airport. She lives in Papatoetoe.

Barbara Lucas, 52, is a people services manager at Auckland Airport. She lives in Papatoetoe.

Campaign targets 'menacing dogs'

Auckland Council says the desex drive, targeted at menacing dogs, is about helping get dogs under control for theirs and ...

Auckland Council's campaign means there will be fewer unwanted litters of dogs, a councillor says.

Video is 'the best evidence'

Police will  interview family violence victims on scene and on video in a similar set up to above.

Courtrooms may soon hear and see a family violence victim's statement rather than hear a written statement as part of a new trial.

Sport: Southern Cross in semis

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Southern Cross Campus are a good chance of adding an Auckland premiership to their New Zealand crown.

Sport: Karaka U-9s making waves

Karaka Black, an all girls' first year tackle team are leaving boys' teams in their competition red faced.

​An all girls' under-9 rugby team from Karaka is showing the boys how it's done.

'His fate is in your hands'

Gustav Sanft pictured on the first day of his trial at the High Court in Auckland.

The jury have begun their deliberations to find whether Gustav Sanft is guilty of manslaughter.

Bringing theatre to her community video

Massive Company's emerging artist show Chance To Ignite is on at Mangere Arts Centre in August.

Sieni Leo'o Olo's family isn't into theatre, but they go to all of her performances, a world she's proud to introduce them to.

Selfless volunteer remembered

Janet Dawson served her community as a selfless volunteer for most of her life.

Nita, as she was known, volunteered her time for numerous south Auckland organisations for decades.

Community servant remembered

Counties Manukau Grey Power president John Ballantyne served his local community in numerous ways.

The 84-year-old died in Manurewa on July 14.

Billboards up for longer?

21122016 newsphoto: SUPPLIED. Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board chair Lotu Fuli.

Lotu Fuli says removing the nine-week limit on political billboards in Auckland would be unfair.

'Nothing ventured, nothing gained'

Chris Artley has been composing music for eight years, winning more than 10 awards for his choral pieces.

Chris Artley's success as a musical composer has "mushroomed" over the past decade, with his work published and performed internationally.

School trials e-learning platform

The iQualify platform contains course materials and supports interactive media content such as audio, video and quizzes.

An Auckland high school got a bad rap from a recent educational review, but it's already starting to make headway.

Making her own name

Up-and-coming R'n'B artist Ezra Williams, who goes by her stage name Raze, credits her musical family for her success so far.

Up-and-coming R'n'B artist Ezra Williams says she wouldn't be where she is without the success of her musical older brother, J. Williams.

Bureau back in action

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Staff, volunteers, and Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board members turned out to ...

A south Auckland Citizens Advice Bureau is back in action, a year after closing to the public.

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 ...

​The 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.

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