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'Just doing it': Saving lives and feeding families the Buttabean way
'I didn't have any funding, I just did it.'
'This is for us': Māngere sends strong message on light rail
The message from locals is clear: We want a train station in our town centre.
Non-subdividable property in Māngere East sold for $2.34 million
Do record real estate prices spell the end for Māngere as we know it?
'I've never felt so unsafe': Police monitoring councillor's home after anti-vaxxer threats
'This guy didn't see me as a person, it felt like he could do anything at any moment.'
'Could get totally out of control': DHB modelling paints grim picture for South Auckland
If border rules are loosened, South Auckland could see 1000-1400 cases a week, DHB warns.
Fears grow for homeless Auckland youth affected by lockdown
Teenagers as young as 14 have been needing emergency housing during lockdown.
'I would never wish this on anyone': Life inside Jet Park with six kids and the Delta variant
A positive cases from the Assembly of God Church of Samoa cluster shares his experience.
Community braces for bad news as Church of Sāmoa cluster grows to 332
The next week is going to be pretty tough, says church spokesman Jerome Mika.
'You've got the wrong guy': What it's like to be detained at gunpoint outside your own home
A lockdown of another sort played out on a street in Māngere East earlier this month.
Watercare grilled by Goff over how it deals with climate change
Watercare is yet to integrate climate change into its long-term modelling tools.
Taking back the streets: Meet the South Aucklanders standing up to violence
Can chess clubs, barbecues and cultural dance save youth from gangs?
Councillor receives bomb threat after criticism of Police Ten 7 TV show
He suggested Police Ten 7 was reinforcing negative stereotypes about Māori and Pasifika.
Why do some parts of Auckland have nicer, cleaner playgrounds?
Two councillors are calling out the lack of funding for South Auckland facilities.
'Nothing for people's mana': Principal rejects Govt's school lunch programme
A South Auckland principal has rejected the government's school lunch programme.
Massive scrap metal pile prompts call to toughen up on compliance
A firm is facing penalties of $600,000 for illegally dumping scrap metal in South Auckland
Covid vaccine rollout falling seriously short in high-risk communities: doctors
'I've also had issues when booking my own family members,' South Auckland GP says.
'It can't flow:' Frustrated Auckland developers call on council to turn up the consenting tap
The council is accused of blocking the flow of affordable houses in the City of Sails.
Auckland mayor Phil Goff accused of running 'boys' club' council
Some councillors say Phil Goff isn't doing enough to ensure gender equality on council.
Advocates cry foul as liquor stores keep getting approved
South Auckland advocacy groups say an urgent review of licensing laws is needed.
Auckland libraries poised to ditch fines entirely in bid to increase patronage
Auckland Council is planning to abolish late fees.
How are South Aucklanders staying informed about Covid-19?
$1.4m has been spent on advertising for "culturally and linguistically diverse" audiences.
Punishing Covid-19 rule-breakers would backfire - councillor
Fa'anana Efeso Collins says a crackdown would be counterproductive.
Anxiety high among South Auckland kids despite move to level 2
Concerns persist about the latest outbreak of Covid-19.
Meet the fascinating candidates running to represent a South Auckland community
Six candidates - six contrasting views on South Auckland's most pressing issues.
Native trees planted by local kids chopped down with council approval
The council-funded plantings took "a couple of hundred hours of community time".
South Auckland turf wars: Is there an end in sight for Ōtara's gang problem?
The bloody cycle will continue unless major interventions are made, community leaders say.