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Star-crossed lovers in a man drought

Actress Renee Lyons, who will appear in Ache at Circa Theatre.

A couple share instant chemistry but circumstances repeatedly block their pairing-up in a romantic comedy set against a man drought.

Anniversary tickets too pricey for some

Joyce Smith believes the anniversary dinner could have been cheaper but was worth every dollar.

Though more than 650 people celebrated Porirua's 50th recently, some residents have complained about the ticket prices.

Missing hospital equipment sought

Equipment co-ordinator John Digney kneels beside some of the equipment that regularly go missing from Wellington hospitals.

Wellington hospitals are losing more than $130,000 worth of equipment each year.

Cannons Creek mother facing eviction after rent dispute

Tara Higgs wants to know why her rent has significantly increased.

Tara Higgs it at her wits' end after months of struggling with the Ministry of Social Development.

Happy birthday Porirua gallery

The Porirua 50 award winners.

Porirua's 50th was a smash hit in the eyes of its residents and all those that turned up on the night.

Pop-up art exhibition opens in CBD gallery

Photos from the Kapiti Camera Club at an exhibition in Porirua.

A Porirua-themed art installation has opened in time to celebrate the city's 50th anniversary.

Porirua celebrates its 50th in style

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett with Porirua Harbour in the background.

Porirua is celebrating 50 years as a city and will be showing off its strong community spirit all weekend.

Break-ins come at a cost for Sallies

Captain Dale McFarlane is appalled that Porirua Salvation Army has been burgled several times in recent months.

The Salvation Army in Porirua has been hit several times by burglars recently.

Porirua mayor's father-in-law celebrates his citizenship

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett and his father-in-law Peter Pita, who was recently granted citizenship.

Peter Pita, father-in-law of Porirua mayor Nick Leggett, attended a very special ceremony this week.

Designer keeps entry close to heart

Cherryl Marriott's World of WearableArt entry, modelled by Ben Storey, ties a family connection to World War 1.

Cherryl Marriott says it was a privilege to see her World War 1 and Anzac Day-themed World of WearableArt entry appear on stage.

Rocking out at the nationals

Aotea resident Bex Pine is practising hard for the upcoming rock n roll nationals in Porirua.

The Senior Rock 'n' Roll Nationals take place at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua over Labour Weekend.

Charges laid over fatal crash

Kaide Preston, 5, died after a crash on Queen's Birthday weekend.

A woman has been charged in relation to a crash that killed Levin boy Kaide Preston.

NZ history of violence published

War Writing co-editors Harry Ricketts, left, and Gavin McLean.

Harry Ricketts’ and Gavin McLean’s War Writing collection combines fictional and historical works to paint a complete picture.

Leaked report slams tip operation

Porirua's Spicer Landfill.

Porirua's Spicer Landfill is the subject of a damning report regarding gas emissions.

Are six supermarkets really necessary?

Ninety jobs will be created when the new Countdown Aotea is completed in Whitford Brown Ave, Porirua.

Are six supermarkets really needed in Porirua, some residents are asking.

More opportunities for disabled sailors in Porirua gallery

Heather Clannachan, left, with volunteer Peter Scott, says getting out on the water has opened up a whole new dimension in her life.

Sailability Wellington has set its co-ordinates for Porirua as it prepares to launch another base near Titahi Bay.

Barbershop continues to boom at Aotea

The victorious AC Chorus, from Aotea College, which won the chorus title for the sixth time in eight years at the recent Young Singers in Harmony competition in Hamilton.

Aotea College's barbershop and chorus groups have tasted success yet again.

Titahi Bay stalwart remembered

Ivan Hardgrave, a Northern United life member and all-around Porirua favourite, has died.

Porirua identity Ivan Hardgrave will be greatly missed following his death on September 19.

Cancer centre marks a decade in new digs

Anne Whittington, left, is greeted by receptionist Lorraine Henderson at Wellington Hospital's old and new Blood and Cancer Centre.

Ten years after Wellington Hospital’s replacement Blood and Cancer Centre opened, two veterans remember the old and celebrate the new.

HNZ residents decry lack of maintenace

Maureen McDonald near her Titahi Bay Housing New Zealand home. She and neighbours are upset that maintenance near their homes has not been upkept.

State housing tenants are fed up with having to make constant phone call to get things fixed.

Work to begin on Countdown Aotea

Ninety jobs will be created when the new Countdown Aotea is completed in Whitford Brown Ave, Porirua.

Countdown is about to start on its second Porirua supermarket.

Seventy years of happiness and counting

Des and Kath Spellerberg have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Des Spellerberg knew asking Kath for her hand in marriage would be for life, and neither of them would have it any other way.

American poet inspired by living in Plimmerton

Amy Leigh-Wicks is happy with the inspiration for poetry that has come from living near Plimmerton.

Amy Leigh-Wicks loves living in Plimmerton and has written several poems based on her new home.

No more cars on Titahi Bay Beach?

Titahi Bay Beach is crowded for the 1968 surf lifesaving champs.

Should cars be allowed on Titahi Bay Beach?

Second-hand dealer in meth bust

Malcolm Le Gros, 38, of Paraparaumu, charged with burglary, receiving stolen goods, and manufacture and possession of methamphetamine.

A $35,000 boat was seized during a meth lab bust.

Newborn's heart scare a lesson

Stacey Hesp with 15-month-old son Noah.

A infant's heart scare ended in an emergency flight to Starship Hospital for surgery and the adoption of universal pre-discharge health test for newborns

Aotea students love to take on the mud

Aotea College's Marcus Johnstone, Alex Awatere, and Jacob Hulme-Moir have done well in the secondary schools category of the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge.

Aotea College students enjoyed the recent Tough Guy and Gal competition.

Porirua East schools making the grade

Harry Keepa from Natone Park School, with his principal, Kiri Smith.

The numbers say it all for eastern Porirua's schools - school leavers across all three NCEA levels and national standard targets being hit by primary schools are on the rise in that part of the city.

Exciting plans for Porirua's 50th anniversary dinner

Benna Seveali'i-Siolo, Gaylene Kells, and Robert Baldock are looking forward to Porirua's 50th celebrations after months of planning.

Porirua's is going to celebrate in style its 50 years of being a city.

Relief as family have rare disease identified

Andie, left and Kaden Munro, right, with big brother Tristan. Andie and Kaden have only recently been diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome.

Carly Pointon finally has answers over what is afflicting two of her children.

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