Papakura Courier

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.

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

LWT: Jacqueline Paul

Auckland Council Youth Advisory Panel member Jacqueline Paul.

Jacqueline Paul, 23, student and Auckland Council Youth Advisory Panel member, lives in Takanini

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?

Sport: Paul M Papakura the best club

Papakura's Joe George (right) misses with a kick as Wellington's Ian Walton prepares to counter.

Counties Manukau stole the show at the International Taekwon-do's national championships in St John's last weekend.

Cellist Emily Ai on stage

Emily Ai playing at New York's Carnegie Hall last year.

Cellist Emily Ai wins first place at the International Salzburg Music Competition in Austria.

Sport: Karaka hope it's sixth time lucky

Karaka will need to have their defence in top form if they are to stop Bombay take out fourth consecutive title.

Alan Apted

Art explores family history

Master weaver Te Kura Rua and her grandson Neihana Lowe have collaborated for the exhibition titled Whenua I.

A grandson and his grandmother are exploring their family history through art.

Sport: Southern Souls team to beat

The Regional Premier League is up for grabs with defending champions Southern Cavaliers moving to play in Auckland.

Division one newcomers Mellons Bay face a stern test in the Regional Premier Netball League on Friday.

Cruel blow for Johnson

Shaun Johnson is injured against the Penrith Panthers.

OPINION: My Vodafone Warriors lost 34-22 on Friday night in bitterly cold conditions and somehow it does not matter to me that much.

Rural Auckland roads set for upgrade

Clevedon is among several south-eastern rural roads part of a $6 million upgrade.

Some of the most dangerous roads in the city will get an upgrade by 2019.

Youth panel will look at homelessness

Auckland Council Youth Advisory Panel member Jacqueline Paul.

Papakura student Jacqueline Paul is on the Auckland Council Youth Advisory Panel.

Rotary Club celebrates results

Drury Rotary Club member Susan Baker helps pack emergency response kits.

Raising thousands of dollars and achieving big community results is one reason the Drury Rotary Club is celebrating.  

From screen to the stage video

Anthony Mitchell, left, George Everts and Bradley Pope are loving being part of the fast-paced show.

It's a popular Leonardo DiCaprio movie about a real-life con artist, and now the stage show of Catch Me If You Can is coming to Auckland.

A chance at home ownership

People keen to be Habitat for Humanity’s next partner family can contact Dellwyn Rhind for more information.

Habitat for Humanity is offering south Auckland families the chance to get onto the property ladder.

Mad Butcher: Moving on from Lions tour

Post-match talk about a referee blunder hasn't added to the game, Sir Peter Leitch says.

All the talk of a bungle from the referee at the death, overturning a penalty decision that we might have kicked to win it, has done nothing for the game.

Trapped in car

Emergency services were called to Jesmond Rd in Karaka following a crash there on Friday morning.

Fire crews to use jaws of life to free person trapped in vehicle by power pole after crash.

'I'm hoping it's hard work'

Manurewa Youth Council deputy chairman Damian Piilua has secured a place on Auckland Council's Youth Advisory Panel.

Damian Piilua is ready to put his skills to the test as a youth advisory panel member for Auckland Council.

Look who's talking: Kendall Elise

Kendall Elise was a finalist for APRA Best Country Music Song at this year's NZ Country Music Awards in Gore.

Kendall Elise, 30, musician and business development manager

More bins, less rubbish

West Aucklanders will be able to use the 140 litre bin for food waste and non-recycling rubbish starting from October ...

Auckland is bringing in a three bin system, with regular rubbish runs to go fortnightly and a new weekly food waste pickup planned.

Netball results and photos


Here's the latest results from the Counties Manukau Regional Premier Netball Competition.

Papakura Netball Centre results

Photo: Hunua Rangers
Back Row, from Left to Right: Nane Lockington (Coach), Tara Lockington-Masters, Lucy Gilmour, Briar ...

Here are the results from this weekends’ Championship Round 3 games.

Pageant opens up career options

Miss Universe NZ Tania Dawson is planning to embark on an acting career in the Philippines.

Winning a pageant crown has opened doors to a career in acting for Miss Universe NZ Tania Dawson.

What's on: It's Rainin' Men!

Bonaventure Allan-Moetau is among those performing in It's Raining Men.

Musical hits from the original boy bands are in full force. 

'Family harm' project to stay

FILE PHOTO: Women and iwi are over-represented in the statistics, police say.

A police programme to not just be a band-aid for family violence is rolling out across south Auckland.

The Lorax and the Moneybags

The Hawkins Youth Theatre Company are performing The Lorax and the Moneybags.

Don't miss the New Zealand premiere of The Lorax and the Moneybags.

CM Health: Know your medical services

The Counties Manukau Health column

It's that time of the year when winter not only brings the chilly weather, but also colds, flu and other illnesses.

Pukekohe topple competition leaders

Pukekohe's Kodi Newson clears the ball from a ruck.

 Action from Pukekohe's shock 16-14 upset of Counties Manukau premier club rugby competition leaders Bombay in Pukekohe last Saturday.

Take your pets to work

Pets at Work Day is on Friday, July 7.

No matter where she goes, Dr Shalsee Vigeant's three dogs are never far away.

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