The Papadopoulos family have seen both sides of the state homes sell-off coin.
There's a stretch of Grays Rd in Camborne that one resident fearing for her life.
The foster father of a severely disabled man is relieved their home will not be sold by the government.
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.
Foster father of a disabled man fears their lives will be torn apart if their home is sold.
There's something foul in the air in Tawa.
A Porirua soldier may have been the first member of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force killed on the Western Front.
Wellingtonian broke her leg on a large inflatable slide days before a similar accident in Christchurch.
An upgraded Cannons Creek Pool will be reopens this month.
Plimmerton's new domain has a black spot - a stinky stream that is making dogs sick.
Porirua's Canopies are down and the sun is streaming in, but people are still worried about the rain.
Weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha to go on display at Porirua Aquatic Centre on Waitangi Day.
Soldiers' stories often start and end at railway stations, and Allan Dodson's own labour of love is no exception.
Mana Island's sole occupants enjoying life
The Hall family escaped the world to become the sole occupants of an island off the coast of Porirua.
The show must go on for Porirua Little Theatre even though its home is due to be demolished.
An exciting year of historical exhibitions is in the works for Porirua's Pataka museum.
An Environment Court ruling that blocked demolition of a Lambton Quay heritage building created a precedent.
Trevor Campbell rolls his eyes when the words "Porirua city centre" and "canopies" are mentioned.
The Musical Island Boys have had a success for glittering success, and now they're coming home to perform at Porirua's Festival of the Elements.
Debate over what to do with Porirua's Marines Hall has so far cost ratepayers more than $165,000.
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, but for an Elsdon couple it's bringing Christmas joy back after the death of their daughter.
Champing at the bit to raise funds for charity
Charity harnesses creativity, with one old pony proving you're never pasture time to paint.
A 136-year old church will get new stained glass windows thanks to a congregation member who tracked down its original features.
Decision to demolish the "big joke" Titahi Bay Marines Hall led to verbal abuse of councillor.
Talima Fruean, younger sister of rugby star Robbie, is also making a mark in the sport having won a scholarship to the USA.
A former Porirua teacher is revitalising traditional Tongan practice through her art work, which will be displayed at Pataka.
Trips, books and breakfasts take the hit as Titahi Bay schools face a drop in funding due to decile changes.
More green spaces are a main feature of newly-released plans for the upgrade of Porirua's city centre.
'Pretty stoked' to win photography award
Standing alone in a dark, cold Wairarapa field has paid off for photography buff Chris Murphy.
A real estate agent says awnings and balconies, rather than the canopies, could give Porirua a French Riviera feel.
Palmerston North's former mayor Jono Naylor has chosen an ornate adze as his parting gift from the city council.
Minutes after she lost everything in a freak house fire, Brogan Hillstead went to a comedy show.
A Porirua brother and sister have gone on an unexpected journey.
Murray Lucas got used to being exhausted.
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More state homes in Poriura are to be demolished, and local MP Kris Faafoi is sceptical about promises of new development.
A toll on Transmission Gully could force motorists back on to Porirua roads, say councillors.
Crashes in Porirua and Kapiti take more of the area commander's focus than homicide - and here's why.
Construction has begun on $15m facility for young people with mental health and addiction issues.
Porirua store owners are worried business will suffer in the CBD while canopy repairs leave it uncovered.
Richard Stilwell has gone from guarding the Prime Minister to sweeping up dog fur.
Urgent upgrades to Porirua wastewater treatment plant, costing about $1.8 million, were given the green light by Porirua City Council last week.
For 38 years Beanstalk Kindergarten reached as high as the eye could see, but it has been chopped down in its prime.
Plan to create a new suburb north of Porirua is met with caution, and in some cases concern.
Documentary "The Inheritance" relates the struggle of Paremata woman Jody Lyon's struggle with Huntington's disease.
International charity CEO to speak at clothes swap
Placing orphaned children in loving homes is all in a day's work for Sue van Schreven and her charity.
Neighbourhood policing team's efforts in Cannon's Creek has notably reduced crime in the area.
Titahi Bay Lions Club's long standing link with the Porirua Saturday Market could soon be severed.
Five migrants to New Zealand are still getting used to seeing stories in print.
Tenants' endurance tested by conditions
Water running down walls and gang members beating tenants are just a few of the perils of private rentals in Cannons Creek.
''I was too embarrassed to show my face in public.''
Petranoff Smith used to eat 16 slices of bread, 16 eggs, a packet of bacon for breakfast; now he's a 100kg lighter.