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Leggett: I'm staying in Porirua

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett says he won't be standing for the Wellington job next year.

He sheds some Porirua roles, but laughs off talk of a tilt at the Wellington mayoralty.

Council land up for sale

The land at Prosser St, Porirua that could be sold.

Porirua City Council are selling 30 blocks of unused land.

Kickboxing trainer knows where home is

Kevin Dick, right, had another stint training 10-time world kickboxing champion John Wayne Parr.

Kevin Dick has been training one of the world's best kickboxers.

Sign of the times for Titahi Bay

Blue Pilkinton-Ching, left, and Jack Chapman at the opening of the new Titahi Bay sign.

Titahi Bay's new welcome sign was unveiled last week.

Hedges a good keen Porirua man

Lyall Hedges, former chairman of Paremata Plimmerton Rugby Football Club and Porirua 50th medal recipient.

Lyall Hedges came to Porirua late, but has given the city plenty of his time and energy.

Give gala patrons a break, Baker says

From left, George Unstead- Joss, Oscar Davies, Keyena Chhabra, Eliza Davies, and Thomas Baker, front, enjoy hot dogs at the recent Pauatahanui School Lamb and Calf Day.

Parking wardens and food compliance officers are annoying Anita Baker.

Sunny ceramics, tried-and-true creations

Anneke Borren wants to share her work with everyone.

A Paremata potter is holding an open studio this month.

Big step for Porirua drama student

Darneen Christian has been accepted into the Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, and has her sights set on the big screen.

Dreams of being on the big screen have helped a Porirua teenager take the next step towards a career in acting.

For Kerry Titahi Bay is home sweet home

Titahi Bay School principal Kerry Delaney feels proud to be acknowledged for her dedication to her community.

Titahi Bay School principal Kerry Delaney feels proud to be acknowledged for her dedication to the community.

Brookside has too many homes, opponent says

The green area in Whitby is to be developed into a housing development, to be called Brookside.

A new Whitby development is meeting opposition.

Mila getting advice from the best

Porirua netballer Mila Reuelu-Buchanan has made the New Zealand under 21 squad.

Mila Reuelu-Buchanan is on the fast track to netball success.

Former council chief key figure in city's growth

Former Porirua City Council chief executive John Seddon is enjoying his retirement in Titahi Bay.

Former Porirua City Council chief executive John Seddon is enjoying his retirement in Titahi Bay. Photo: KRIS DANDO

Sanctuary sought for special needs children

Mandy and Issac Latham at Battle Hill Farm Park.

Mandy and Isaac Latham at Battle Hill Farm Park recently.

Young footballers better for World Cup experience

From left, Ole Football Academy and Western Suburbs players, from left, Liam Jones, Ahmad Mohammadi and Owen Parker-Price enjoyed the experience at the Under 17 Football World Cup.

Owen Parker-Price says a heavy defeat can sometimes provide the best lessons.

Missing girls found safe

Missing Porirua girls Sunshyne McLean and Ziana Repia have been found in Palmerston North.

Teens discovered in Palmerston North after leaving home more than a week ago.

Safety glass spontaneously shatters

North City Shopping Centre. Looking towards the top of the escalators, where a pane of glass shattered.

Shopper were left stunned when a pane of glass spontaneously shattered on November 9.

Porirua man slips electronic bracelet

Sakaio McBeth, 35, is wanted by police.

Police are warning the public not to approach a Porirua man on the run.

Porirua man who stole $50,000 avoids jail

A man was sentenced to community work and detention for stealing money from an employer.

Man defrauded employer but has been ordered to repay all monies taken.

Titahi Bay radio mast felled video

One of Radio NZ's landmark radio masts at Titahi Bay was felled today for safety reasons.

One Porirua mast down - next comes the biggie

Aotea gets $24m to rebuild

Aotea College students perform an impromptu haka after the announcement of a $24m upgrade for their college.

Aotea College will undergo a multimillion dollar upgrade within the next two years.

Gear Homestead: A Porirua gem

Gear Homestead is one of seven homesteads in Porirua City that has a heritage tag.

Porirua's heritage dates back to well before it became a city – and there are a few little gems that some residents may not know exist.

Young basketballer heading Stateside

Shalae Salmon, who will be attending BYU in Utah on a basketball scholarship next year.

Shalae Salmon will attend BYU in Utah on a basketball scholarship next year.

Henwood brings Dylan Thomas to Circa stage for Christmas

Welsh actor Ray Henwood

Ray Henwood has much in common with his countryman Dylan Thomas so who better to bring the writer to life on Circa's stage?

Festival takes Titahi Bay back in time

David Brett hopes a festival focused on the Titahi Bay boatsheds will be a chance to celebrate as a community.

David Brett is focusing on bringing a touch of the past back to Titahi Bay with a festival to celebrate the iconic boatsheds dotted at the north and south ends of the beach.

Top-class exhibitions for Pataka

Artist Sam Foley in front of one of his paintings destined for the Pataka exhibition.

Sam Foley's Moving Image Paintings: Past to Present is an exhibition not to miss.

Call for lower speeds in Plimmerton

Aerial view of Plimmerton, a suburb of Porirua City.

Speed limits could be lowered in Plimmerton, if the suburb's residents association get their way.

Hampton Hill's nostalgic weekend

Ex-Hampton Hill School pupil Diane Lawrence with Katherine Murray, the most recent new entrant.

As former pupil Diane Lawrence walked through the doors of Hampton Hill School on Friday, she was greeted by young Katherine Murray, the newest child on the roll.

Novel recounts Kiwi death ray project

David McGill has written a spy novel based on a real New Zealand project to develop a death ray in World War II.

A real war-era project to develop a death ray device in New Zealand has been turned into spy fiction.

Milner-Olsen stunned by big win gallery

Ngarama Milner-Olsen won the Individual Sportswoman of the Year and the overall Premier Award.

Ngarama Milner-Olsen, winner of the Porirua Sports Awards premier trophy. Photo: DANIEL WHITFIELD

Fingers crossed for finalists in Porirua Sports Awards

Marama Elkington is one of the finalists in the Porirua Sports Awards.

The judges will have their work cut out in this year's Porirua Sports Awards.

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