How a South Auckland playground will be a gateway to an iwi’s history

An Auckland iwi whose population and land holdings were decimated during the New Zealand Wars is partnering with Auckland Council to ensure its stories are being heard – and a new playground plays a starring role.

Two mums, one foodbank and the unlikeliest of friendships

The Rawiri Community House helps hundreds of families with food and other essential services each week, and it’s kept going thanks to the efforts of two women.

Locals quiz South Auckland charity over its $1.5 million cash reserve

A South Auckland charity makes close to half a million a year from running a flea market on a publicly owned carpark but distributes less than a third of its income in grants, which has some locals wondering whether the trust could be doing more to support the community, given the pressing needs in the area.

University of Auckland reverses decision on campus teaching at level 2.5

The U-turn follows statements from Ashley Bloomfield about expectations under current Covid-19 settings and outcry among students.

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Covid-19 case took part in North Shore gym classes, visited shops last week

Les Mills Takapuna has launched a 'full deep clean followed by an anti-viral fogging treatment'.

Angry, eloquent and 17, Fili has something to say to you

She's head girl, a viral star, a poet. But none of those credentials can ever capture the force of nature that is Aigagalefili ‘Fili’ Fepulea’i-Tapua’i. 

In search of Auckland’s post-Covid transformation

Dozens of major cities are building cycleways and pedestrianising streets as they adapt to the post-pandemic world. What's going on in Auckland?

The Buttabean brigade: How Dave Letele’s ‘house of inspiration’ is helping thousands

The son of a Mongrel Mob president, former professional boxer Dave Letele is now helping South Aucklanders get jobs, get fit and get fed. Reiná Vaai meets the 'Brown Buttabean' at his Manukau HQ. 

Confusion over what ‘alert level 2.5’ means for Auckland rest homes

An Auckland rest home opened its doors to visitors for just one day, before shutting them again. Why?

South Aucklanders on the incoming economic crisis: ‘We’re on the shore staring at the tsunami’

Businesses and community organisations in South Auckland are already finding themselves stretched thin – and warn the worst is yet to come.  Māngere businesswoman Toni Helleur employs up to nine people …

Amid racism, rumour and fear mongering, South Auckland stands up for affected family

'This has given an opportunity for some to come out and say their rubbish about South Auckland.'

How my daughter’s Māngere primary is bridging the digital divide

Much has been made of digital divide, but as Justin Latif has observed in his role as a board of trustee member of Māngere Central School, schools in the area …

South Auckland’s food banks brace for a surge in demand

With the extension of alert level three set to put pressure on already struggling South Auckland families, organisations are gearing up to help feed those in need.

Second time around, South Aucklanders feel anxious but much more ready

Justin Latif takes the temperature of his community in South Auckland, ground zero for the latest Covid-19 outbreak.

Auckland is going back into Covid level three lockdown. Here’s what that means

A list of questions about Auckland's move to alert level three, answered.

Abortion became legal in March – but it still divides Labour in South Auckland

One of Labour's most devout MPs has become passionately pro-choice, while another key candidate remains implacably opposed.