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Parents happy with home fixup

Jaymie Tihore with children Connor Rei,1, Ioane Ephraim, also 1, and Ngakau Lei, 3.

Family happier after raising awareness of housing issues, but MP warns more trouble is looming.

Beervana nirvana

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Beer writer Phil Cook at Beervana.

Beervana showcases better than any other festival how craft beer has well and truly moved on from faddism.

Hip hop's 'Olympics of dance'

Shae King goes through a routine that propelled him and his dance crew in to a world competition.

Dancers are training just as hard as our top athlete's for their shot at glory.

School to offer bilingual class

Paraparaumu schoolteacher Gina Sarich will teach the school's new English-Te Reo Maori bilingual class, beginning next year.

Paraparaumu School are starting a bilingual te reo Maori primary school class, in a bid to revitalise the language in the district. 

Fatherhood 'relaxing' for Porirua mayor

Wellington mayoral candidate Nick Leggett,step daughter Madi Masaga-Pita,11, and his wife Emily, with their newborn son ...

Nappy changing, lullabies and baby bathing are helping a mayoral contender relax.

Refurbished Tawa bar for sale

Artists impressions show four shops in Tawa being converted into a restaurant.


'We'll be the perfect neighbours'

Jenni Mason and Millie Watson.
Jenni Mason is the manager for First Five Childcare Centre, she is appealing to the ...

Jenni Mason has an interesting problem in the current housing crisis - she needs land, not a house.

Riding for Disabled moving on

Wellington Riding for the Disabled is on the move to Battle Hill.

Welcome to the neigh-bourhood.

Arrest in Tawa burglary case

An arrest has been made in connection with the burglary of a Tawa home.

The man caught on camera breaking into a Wellington house has been captured by police.

'It gives me immense pleasure'

Carolina Gartner is the featured artist at Mana Arts Society Winter Exhibition July 2016

Plimmerton artist says it's hard to let her paintings go, but creating her works is very rewarding.

Family watch burglar's invasion

An intruder was caught on camera when he broke into the Watkins' house.

An open bottle of milk next to a blaring television was the first clue all was not well in a Wellington home.

Three golds in her pocket

Porirua swimmer Bronagh Ryan returned from the Oceania Champs in Fiji with three gold medals.

Porirua swimmer Bronagh Ryan won big in Fiji.

'Housing crisis to rival Auckland'

An aerial photo of Kenepuru Hospital and surrounds.

Porirua is set to get 400 to 500 new houses, but some residents on former Kenepuru Hospital land will be evicted to make way for them.

'I'm not scared of much'

Rosie Duxfield (left) fighting Mamta Morganan. Duxfield says growing up with two brothers made her tough.

 Porirua kickboxer says growing up with brothers has prepared her for stepping into the ring.

Rates go up for Porirua

It's a rise in rates for Porirua, but it is set to get a new diving platform at Paremata.

Porirua residents will have a 3.3 per cent rate increase, but will get a new diving platform and keep its life guards in Titahi Bay.

Trains back on time

Wellington train services are delayed (File photo).

All train lines in and out of Wellington were delayed on Wednesday morning.

Porirua on parade for te reo

From left, Leon Tauroa, Rangihana Te Hauora and Cale Hor from Russell School in Porirua show off their cardboard carving ...

Wellington will host Aotearoa's first parade to celebrate Maori Language Week.

Army, Fire, Police... Dad

Joseph Konlechner graduated top of his class at the Porirua Police College last week. His sister Esther Konlechner took ...

He's fought fires, administered aid in Papua New Guinea and just graduated as a cop, but Joseph Konlechner's toughest job yet is about to begin.

Prisoners doing lengthy stretches

Yoga instructor Christine Langdon volunteers her time teaching inmates at Arohata Prison.

It's all about long lines and deep breaths for some of New Zealand's toughest women.

'Help parents...help everybody' video

Aotea College head boy Noa Woolloff says age doesn't determine someone's ability to be a good parent.

 It's been six months since teenage parent Noa Woolloff hit the news and it turns out he's been pretty busy.

Wellington's gone to the dogs

Wellington dog owners pay the most when it comes to registering their dogs with the council.

Geography matters when it comes to paying for man's best friend.

Rain heavy, thunder possible

Porirua residents will be hoping for no return of flooding in their area in May.

Much of New Zealand is under a severe weather watch on Monday morning.

Re-think over Otaki to Levin state highway plans

The State Highway 1 upgrade through Levin is being delayed to take into account growing traffic volumes.

Increasing freight and traffic volumes force NZTA to re-investigate SH1 plans.

'Someone has got a bit keen'

Dashed lines are marked out on Porirua's Aotea Dr for a cycleway that surprised councillors and residents.

For a brief period the Aotea subdivision in Porirua was getting a cycleway.

Man missing for 5 days

Richard Barber was last seen on Monday driving his 2015 white Toyota Camry, registration JEC553.

Man last seen on Monday has triggered an appeal for public help.

Family's mouldy home horror video

Craig Ryan, left, with children Mia-Rose, 3, and Duke-Lincoln, 1, and brother Aaron.

"This is just despicable ... It's not the New Zealand way," says lawyer of Housing NZ home.

'We don't have to kill ourselves'

Zion Kitiseni says Porirua isn't a safe place for transgender people like herself.

Transgender teen speaks of violence, discrimination and fear in Porirua.

Two men arrested after Otaki burglary

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Two men have been charged with burglary after an incident at Otaki's Amazon store this morning.

Porirua's free lunch video

Nathan Bentley, Maisy Bentley, Mason Celliher and Owen Parker-Price help make school lunches at the Ole Football Academy ...

It used to take Shari-Ann Clifford two days to make 1200 school lunches - now it's less than an hour.

$1m upgrade for Tawa

Wellington northern ward councillors Justin Lester, left, and Malcolm Sparrow are happy that Tawa's $1 million town ...

Karori has to wait as Tawa's town centre upgrade gets the green light.

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