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Crash rescuers cut off car roof

A seriously injured man had to be cut from his car which crashed off State Highway 1,  in between Paremata and Porirua.

Emergency workers prised the roof off a car to rescue a seriously injured man trapped inside, who came close to crashing into water off State Highway 1.

Lab changes a concern

Joan Cuttriss has many concerns over proposed changes at Aotea Pathology.

Aotea resident Joan Cuttriss has many concerns over the proposed changes at Aotea Pathology, such as where her blood tests will be done after October.

Jobs lost in recycling depot closure

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Trash Palace recycling unit in Porirua shut early after the workers were told the Mana Recovery Trust has been forced to cease operating.

Thirty-five staff will lose their jobs when Porirua recycling depot Trash Palace closes later this month.

Porirua residents to pay for extras

17092012 Supplements Photographer John Nicholson/DominionPost.  Aerials. Porirua Wellington

Porirua residents are facing a 4.8 per cent rates rise, if the city council's draft annual plan is given the green light.

Sallies' say no to state housing

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The Salvation Army's decision to not become involved in buying state houses should be a wake-up call to the Government, Mana MP Kris Faafoi says.

Titahi Bay gets neighbourly

GOOD NEIGHBOURS: Ben Tredrea is getting to know his neighbours the Neighbourly way.

Ben Tredrea is on a mission to make Titahi Bay more neighbourly.

Reducing the smell from Tawa landfill

STINKY: The Spicer Landfill in Kenepuru.

They kicked up a stink, and now something is being done to reduce the odour from a Tawa landfill.

On board for a diving platform

SAFE JUMPING: A purpose-built diving platform on Wellington waterfront is  a success and a Poririua resident would like to see one erected there.

Jumping into Porirua harbour would be safer if there was a purpose-built diving platform, says one resident.

Fears over dog thefts in Porirua

EYES ON THE DOG: Karena Toa now keeps her dog Honey inside after fears of dog-napping were raised in Porirua.

Marks on fences in Porirua have residents worried dogs are being staked out for a dog-fighting ring.

73 years of wedded bliss

STILL IN LOVE: Ruth and Alf Adams are still happily married after 73 years.

War-time lovers Ruth and Alf Adams are still enjoying married life after 73 years.

Porirua councillors ranked and rated

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett.

Izzy Ford is a big mover in latest survey of Porirua City councillors, second only to mayor Nick Leggett.

From paralysis to runner video

TENACIOUS: Titahi Bay grandmother Pearl Freemantle can finally exercise again. "I feel alive now. The pain is still there, but it's not that raw on fire nerve pain any more."

She couldn't go to the toilet alone. It took her a whole day to do a load of washing. But things are looking up for Pearl Freemantle.

War memorial recalls those who served

The Pauatahanui War Memorial.

At the end of WWI, with 18,000 Kiwis killed, NZ made the practical decision to leave the dead where they fell.

Porirua council softens super-city stance

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett.

Porirua City Council has watered down its official submission on amalgamation.

Double century at Longview Home

Edna Mahony turned 101 on Monday.

Two women at Longview Home, Tawa, turn 101 and 104 this month. Times sure have changed since they were young.

Simpson looks to life after council

ON THE MOVE: Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, who is leaving his job in October.

Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, standing down in October, believes no one is irreplaceable.

Speed camera fines questioned

Josie Campbell and the Whitford Brown Ave speed camera.

Don't mention the words "speed camera" and "Whitford Brown" to Josie Campbell.

Housing dilemma sell-off a 'nightmare'

The Papadopoulos family have seen both sides of the state homes sell-off coin.

Pedestrian fears roadside tragedy inevitable

UNSAFE: . Irene Swadling on the shoulder of road she has to walk down to get to the beginning of Camborne Walkway.

There's a stretch of Grays Rd in Camborne that one resident fearing for her life.

Family can state in their state home

HOME SWEET HOME: Danny Cubis, left, is happy he and son Cory Brough   can stay in their state home.

The foster father of a severely disabled man is relieved their home will not be sold by the government.

Style icon's advice for bogans

ASK AWAY: Peta Mathias plays the Agony Aunt with an audience member in Ashburton.

Holden an appropriate name for one's first-born? Or Falcon? What should be worn to set off ugg boots? Quirky chef Peta Mathis answers these and other important questions.

Housing selloff creates worry

HOME IN QUESTION: Danny Cubis with his foster son Cory Brough.

Foster father of a disabled man fears their lives will be torn apart if their home is sold.

Landfill causing a stink in Tawa

STINKY: The Spicer Landfill in Kenepuru.

There's something foul in the air in Tawa.

NZ's first Western Front casualty

SAD STORY: Robert Auty, who was killed in France in WW1.

A Porirua soldier may have been the first member of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force killed on the Western Front.

Second slide accident

Wellingtonian broke her leg on a large inflatable slide days before a similar accident in Christchurch.

Fresh look for Cannons Creek pool

Philip Waggot in the empty Cannons Creek Pool.

An upgraded Cannons Creek Pool will be reopens this month.

Plimmerton stream a health hazard?

Stream bad news for dogs: David Verrinder's dog, Rafa, has been sick twice after swimming in Taupo Stream at Plimmerton.

Plimmerton's new domain has a black spot - a stinky stream that is making dogs sick.

It's lighter without the Canopies

The light shines in now Porirua's Canopies have gone.

Porirua's Canopies are down and the sun is streaming in, but people are still worried about the rain.

Porirua taniwha weaves spell

Plimmerton weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha for Poirua Aquatic Centre.

Weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha to go on display at Porirua Aquatic Centre on Waitangi Day.

War stories make for compelling reading

War stories: Allan Dodson is doing a history of every man to serve in WWI from Porirua.

Soldiers' stories often start and end at railway stations, and Allan Dodson's own labour of love is no exception.

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