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 …

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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.

Welcome to Takanini, the sparkling new seat in the 2020 election

There are no incumbents in this south Auckland seat. We meet some of the voters, and the fascinating bunch desperate for their support.  

Battle of the berm: The outdoor furniture pitting Auckland’s authorities against a local cafe

Why a berm in Grey Lynn is at the centre of a months-long dispute.

How local boards want to transform South Auckland over the next three years

South Auckland's five local boards all face similar challenges when it comes to supporting its local residents with jobs, transport and providing places to have fun. So what are their …

Without access to emergency housing, our young homeless are left out in the cold

Finding yourself homeless is terrible at any age – but it's even worse for those under 18, who are routinely turned away by emergency housing providers.

One year to the day since the Ihumātao eviction, here’s how things stand

Twelve months on, are the parties any closer to a resolution to the long-running dispute?

Auckland desperately needs shovel-ready funding, and it needs it now

In less than a week, Auckland Council is set to vote for severe cuts to facilities and services across the city. And still pleas for a commitment on shovel ready projects go unheeded.

Why this new plan for Auckland rapid transit is stupid (and sexist)

They might sound the same, but light metro option is a poor substitute for light rail.

Beyond the hype: Why is no one riding Māngere’s award-winning cycleways?

South Auckland’s multimillion-dollar bike paths set a new gold standard, but getting locals on track has proved an uphill battle.