Papakura Courier

What's on: Papakura Art Gallery Mohe Ofi exhibition

Tongan-based artist Luisa Veakovi Fonua Nau's work features in the Papakura Art Gallery exhibition titled Mohe Ofi

Traditional Tongan art is being showcased at Papakura Art Gallery

NZ Motorcycle Show fundraiser

The 2017 New Zealand Motorcycle show is auctioning a customised 50th anniversary Scout with proceeds going to charity.

Polished chrome and roaring engines is all part of a full-throttle fundraiser. 

My mate "Pinetree"

Sir Peter Leitch and his wife Janice.

OPINION: It was with great sadness on Sunday morning that I got a phone call from Sir Colin Meads' family to say that he had passed away.

Auckland bank, PostShop robbed

An unconfirmed number of people, armed with weapons, entered the bank and post office at 1.30pm.

Police could not confirm how many people were involved in the robbery of an Auckland bank and PostShop

Sport: Dunn's done it

Chris Dunn's dream to represent New Zealand will be realised at the triathlon world championships in the Netherlands ...

Chis Dunn's decision to dump swimming for triathlons pays off.

South to win from lolly scramble

Traffic congestion is set to be a key election issue.

OPINION: Only a couple of weeks ago I penned a piece on some quick wins with transit that could be done to help getting us moving again.

Development 'too expensive'

Manurewa-Papakura Ward councillor Daniel Newman by the proposed northern Takanini future urban development site. ...

Auckland councillor Daniel Newman is questioning the half billion dollar price tag for infrastructure to 4,500 homes.

Bashed with baseball bat

A man was bashed with a baseball bat in the Auckland suburb of Takanini.

Man in critical condition after south Auckland attack - but who is he?

Area commander appointed

Inspector Dave Glossop says making the Papakura town centre safe is one key focus.

A new police boss is gearing up to tackle crime.

Wanted man arrested

Police remained at the scene for several hours after drug paraphernalia was found in a wanted man's car.

Residents told to stay inside as police nab man known to carry guns.

Couple discovers quality tales and produce

Henrietta and Gerhard Egger, authors of the new food and produce book, Source New Zealand.

A new book concentrates on the country's first-class food, people and land through dozens of personal stories.

Social housing a 'massive challenge'

Salvation Army senior policy advisor Alan Johnson says the Government needs to increase construction of social housing ...

A new report calls for government action, saying social housing is "underfunded" and will be a challenge to address.

Merged call centre opens

Photo time: Council staff have photos taken with the mayor.

Auckland Council has moved six call centres into one based in south Auckland. It's promising savings and a boost to local employment.

Sport: Lot expected from Baby Black

Baby Black Orbyn Leger is in line to fill the vital second five eighth role for the Counties Manukau Steelers this season.

Orbyn Leger from Baby Blacks to Counties Manukau Steeler

Hawks win to avoid the drop

Issac Luke sits on the bench in the Vodafone Warriors v Canberra Raiders match on August 13.

OPINION: Nothing much to recommend talking about the Vodafone Warriors, but my league highlight came at a local level this weekend.

Sport: Three way race in Senior A

Whatapaka Flames, back, from left, Dayna McNally, Te-Huinga Huia-Cavanagh, Erana Edwards, Kaelyn Passi, Te-Ata Huia ...

Pacers close out Papakura Netball Centre senior premier title.

Supermarket's delivery goes electric

The new van was imported from the United Kingdom and is one of 28 such vehicles being rolled out to the company's stores ...

Supermarket company Foodstuffs is rolling out 28 electric vans to stores around the country.

Dead unicyclist a 'perfect dad'

Bruce Hall rode his unicycle across the desert of Uzbekistan and along the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, before dying ...

Bruce Hall hugged his wife and son goodbye before being killed in a tragic collision with a truck.

Rebecca Rose wins favourite teacher video

Brookby Primary School deputy principal Rebecca Rose was nominated by student Miles Wilson. "I don't like missing a day ...

There's a school where kids won't skip class – because they miss their favourite teacher Mrs Rose.

Sport: Nepo Laulala gone before kickoff

Steelers' head coach Darryl Suasua believes he has the team to win the Mitre 10 Cup.

Counties Manukau Steelers aim to go all the way this year.

$18m for new classrooms

Education Minister Nikki Kaye announcing Torbay School will receive $8 million to build 12 new classrooms.

Education Minister Nikki Kaye announces $18m funding for Auckland schools.

'We got spat on in the street'

Ken Ford served in Vietnam between 1965-1966.

They'd returned from a harrowing yet controversial war in Vietnam, but it's taken time for veterans to be recognised.

Manurewa teens, future animators gallery

Manurewa High School student Kirk Rao's work.

Future animators are gearing up to showcase their 3D art this month.

Leadership or policy contest?

Peter J Mihaere is a leadership coach, abolitionist, South Aucklander and the CEO of Stand Against Slavery.

OPINION: I saw a friend post their results from one of those tests you do online.

How to stay healthy in winter

Middlemore Hospital Emergency Department has been seeing record numbers this winter.

Winter is notoriously a busy time for Middlemore Hospital.

Sport: Steelers face All Blacks tomorrow

Big things are expected from the 1.95m Fijian winger Tevita Nabura one of seven rookies in the Counties Manukau Steelers ...

Counties Manukau Steelers name seven new caps in Mitre 10 Cup squad.

O'Connor's 'exciting' new job

Danny O'Connor is the new principal of ACG Strathallan school in Karaka.

ACG Strathallan School's new leader arrives back home after a stint overseas.

Temple opens gardens

From left: Raju Ramakrishna from Healthy Families Manukau with Gurnoor Kaur and Rajinder Singh Sekhon at the Takanini ...

Self-sufficiency is the key for a new community garden that will feed thousands of people.

Charity race helping victims

From left: Dean Clarkson, Dave Robertson, Steve Hooper, Leon Haiu, Laura and Greg Burgoyne from team Brothers in Arms  ...

Hundreds of businesses, groups and individuals will use pedal power to help raise money in the fight against human trafficking.

Sport: Tall Blacks win hearts

Tall Blacks point guard Shea Ili, centre and team mates pass on valuable dribbling tips to players in the Takanini ...

Takanini School's basketball team got some inside knowledge from the national team ahead of an upcoming tournament.

Ad Feedback
special offers
Ad Feedback