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Power out on cold, snowy morn gallery video

Freezing conditions on the Rimutaka Hill Road north of Wellington.

Power was cut to 34,000 northern Wellington homes on Monday morning as snow fell around the region.

School moves on from floods video

Flooding at Tawa School.

Flood-hit classrooms at a Wellington school should be moved, says principal.

Cars stomped at Tawa station

Julia Gates' Toyota Corolla was stomped on after she left it at the new Tawa railway station car park for the day.

A size 11 shoeprint is the only clue in the stomping of cars at Tawa station.

Sister zoned out of school

Jessica Vermeer is not happy about zoning issues that have stopped her daughter, Jade, from going to school with her brothers.

A mother is shocked daughter cannot go to school with siblings thanks to zoning.

Car seat scheme to finish next year

Sonia Blaikie and daughter Lucinda, who use the Plunket car seat rental scheme.

Plunket's decision to get out of the car seat rental business will hurt some families.

Platform for Paremata Bridge?

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A $150,000 platform may be built for the hundreds who jump off Paremata Bridge during summer.

Her life with an "invisible affliction"

ME sufferer Carrie Coddington, from Mana, has been suffering from ME since she was a university student.

People say, "but you look fine". She's not: even simple tasks are too much.

Titahi Bay siren causes alarm

070413  NEWS  photo: STACY SQUIRES/FAIRFAX NZ Christchurch's tsunami warning siren system will be tested at 11am (sounding for 2 mins) today along the coastline from Waimairi  Beach to Sumner as these are the most at risk beaches.

Questions are being asked about whether a siren to alert volunteer firefighters is really needed.

$250,000 sunk into turf

180712. Photo Diego Opatowski / Fairfax NZ. Rugby league administrator Bernie Wood is behind a $1.9 million artificial turf that is expected to be built at Ascot Park in Porirua East by next Winter.

Porirua's only artificial field can't pay its way and is to be run by Porirua City Council.

Madeline karting to the top

Top ranking Madeline Stewart has proven herself on the national karting stage and is focused on racing in the future.

Determined young kart racer Madeline Stewart has risen the ranks to compete internationally.

Sports awards being expanded

A Disabled category is being added to the Porirua Sports Awards evening.

Water safety focus for Porirua

Obeda Ngatuakana, left, and Matetoru Tangi Joe from Porirua College work on their knot-tying skills with Ocean Sports instructor Sam Price.

Wellington Ocean Sports is aiming to reduce deaths from drowning by offering free boat safety lessons to every school in the Wellington region - and Porirua is next on the list.

Magic memories of Porirua rock band

From left, John Tekira, Brian Bushby, Paul Brunton and Kerry Williard of Latter Rain, in 1967 at Paremata.

The Sound of a Dream - The Untold Story of a '60s Rock Band evokes memories of a happy time for a group of Porirua musicians.

Angus has "bucket list" experience at Gallipoli

Angus Langbein, from Plimmerton, attended the Anzac services in Gallipoli.

Plimmerton's Angus Langbein, 85, had the experience of a lifetime when he visited Anzac Cove during the centenary Gallipoli celebrations.

Real estate agent fined $10k

Wellington real estate agent Chris Gollins has been fined $10,000 for disgraceful conduct.

Agent says the leniency of the fine clears him of suspicion.

Doco embraces Samoan language

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A new Samoan language documentary highlights the issues facing Porirua Harbour.

Whitireia boss steps down

Whitireia's CEO Don Campbell retired on April 28 but is looking forward to staying involved.

Whitireia chief executive officer Don Campbell retires after nine years.

SCL labs for three health boards

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, director of service integration and development for the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Capital and Coast district health boards.

Australian-owned diagnostic health service provider SCLLtd will take over Aotea Laboratories and provide Wellington laboratory services

Athletics stalwarts step down

Allison Cook, Neil Harris and Joanne Thomson from Mana Amateur Athletics Club, who are now stepping down.

 Many of Neil Harris' memories are lost in the sands of the long jump pit at Adventure Park, but a few remain.

WWI exhibition at St Paul's

One of the paintings, by Corporal Ernest Casey, that is showing in St Paul's as part of a WWI exhibition.

A Titahi Bay woman is the brains behind a World War I exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral.

Jewel thief earns prison time for haul

Behind bars, but keeping abreast on social media.

A man who ended up with more than $20,000 worth of gold and jewellery from two stores has been jailed for 2 1/2 years.

Cadets commemorate Anzac Day in Canberra

Alex Asbery, under officer in 41 City of Porirua Squadron, is excited to be part of a group of cadets celebrating the centenary of World War I in Camberra, Australia.

Alex Asbery and 14 other cadets from Porirua will spend Anzac week in Canberra.

New venue for Porirua Market

The Porirua Market in 2009 was a bustling icon of Porirua. Titahi Bay Lions hope their new market adventure will be the same.

Porirua Market is on the move after weeks of discussion between members of Titahi Bay Lions and Porirua City Council.

Bunckenburg wins Grand Traverse

Lizzy Bunckenburg wins women's division of the Porirua Grand Traverse.

Johnsonville woman wins the women's section in outstanding fashion.

'It's a criminal act' - Mayor

Just some of the tagging on Xoe Hall's mural in Titahi Bay.

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is unhappy about tagging that ruined a community mural in Titahi Bay. ‘‘It’s a criminal act,’’ he says.

CBD shop owners query council decisions

Dave Scott and Tina Graham from The Dog Box pub in Cobham Court are scratching their heads over Porirua City Council's latest idea.

Porirua City Council's latest idea to allow pop-up shops to set up in Cobham Court is annoying other shop owners.

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.

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