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No respite from wet weekend

Wet weather is expected to continue through the night.

Cold, damp weekend set to continue with several parts of the North Island under a severe weather watch.

Paddlers' pledge finally achieved

31052016  News, Simon Edwards, Fairfax.   Rob and Anita Taggart, with the medals they won at the IVF world waka ama ...

Waka ama women, including local Anita Taggart, have for the second time won three Worlds gold medals.

Food co-op faces funding cut

Makerita Makapelu, left, and Sallie Calvert from Wesley Community Action group based in Cannons Creek, Porirua are ...

There are funding concerns for Wesley Community Action's Frui and Vege Co-op in Porirua.

'Poverty knocks on my door'

Shari-ana Clifford and her daughter Ella-Ruth are preparing hundreds of school lunches for primary school pupils in ...

 Porirua woman Shari-ann is making 500 lunches.

Half of school still at home

20 Waiopehu College staff aren't coming back while they wait for the results of a blood test to prove they are immune to ...

Half the students and 20 staff remain at home after a Levin school was closed due to a measles outbreak.

Porirua model search begins

Competitor Mila Reuelu-Buchanan of Porirua says she is accustomed to being composed for netball - not modelling - but is ...

Model search hits Porirua, draws crowds of beautiful people looking for national spotlight.

Mental wellness improves cancer survival

Otago University of Wellington cancer researcher Dr Ruth Cunningham.

Researchers probe mental illness, cancer survival link.

Blast off for Whitby teenager

Jack Davies, centre, blue shirt, and helpers carry the record-breaking rocket Marsden.


Have flood lessons been learnt?

Dimock St in Porirua was among the worst hit during the May 5 flood.

Memories of the 2015 disaster flooded back as Porirua was hit for the second year.

Youth mental health unit opens

Hekia Parata opened the new facility at Kenepuru.

A new $15.3 million national youth forensic mental health unit has opened at Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua.

The thorny issue of amalgamation - in 1989

Tawa residents were unhappy when amalgamation was forced on them.

Amalgamation came to Tawa in 1989, against the wishes of its residents.

Time running out for Watch

Te Upoko Tuara, left, and Isiah Bailey were proud of the lunch they prepared for Judge John Walker.

A programme saving the country millions of dollars is in danger of losing its funding.

Emotional return to Crete for veterans

Robin Lloyd, left and Crete veteran Tony Madden will be among the party going to Crete next week to take part in ...

Robin Lloyd wants to get the veterans back to Crete one more time.

Does Porirua need a town clock?

New Plymouth's town clock.

There was never enough support for a town clock for Porirua.

Young Gemma's message of hope

Gemma Lovewell is fundraising for Wellington Hospital by making paper planes

Paper planes are delivering messages hope to children in hospital.

Rose is acting her age

Rose Hudson is always up for another adventure.

Rose Hudson has had a busy life.

'I've been to hell and back'

Matt Gardner, resident of Emmerson House, Porirua.

Matt Gardner is speaking out about what he says is ill-treatment of residents at Emmerson House in Porirua.

Aotea primary school won't happen soon

Aotea is growing, but not fast enough to earn a new primary school.

There won't likely be a new primary school for Aotea soon.

Good news for ratepayers

Porirua's rates rise may not be high as expected.

Porirua's rates may rise 3.7 per cent in this year's annual plan.

My Kitchen Rules in Plimmerton

Dal Philavong, left, and Dai Phonevilay are cooking up a taste of Laos in Porirua.

A taste of Laos is being made in Plimmerton.

Missing money at Porirua Vikings

Porirua Vikings' premiers have struggled on the field this season, and there is an allegation of fraud off it.

The Porirua Vikings has laid a fraud complaint with police.

Dawn hits major milestone

Northern United rugby player Dawn Patelesio, who recently played her 300th game for her club.

Dawn Patelesio is all about Northern United.

Poly Palace operator seeking compo

Richie Moore from Poly Palace.

Poly Palace will close and its operator is taking legal action against Porirua City Council.

Pit bulls attack woman in Titahi Bay

Two pit bulls have attacked a woman in Titahi Bay.

Woman attacked by pit bulls in Titahi Bay.

'All you need is fire in your belly'

Kevin Watson received a Porirua 50th medal in 2015.

Kevin Watson believes if you want a job done you should do it yourself.

Mana principal relishes new role

Mana College's new principal, John Murdoch, who starts in term 2.

There's a change coming to Mana College.

Apisai to lead New Zealand under-20s

Leni Apisai from the Hurricanes, Lions and Northern United has been named New Zealand's under-20 rugby captain.

Leni Apisai is the new skipper of New Zealand's under-20 rugby side.

Mixed report for Porirua Harbour

Porirua Harbour's health is declining or improving, depending on who you talk to.

A scorecard for Porirua Harbour bears mixed results.

We'll drink to that says RSA

Mana MP Kris Faafoi and Porirua RSA president Roger Kingsford are delighted a special licence that RSAs needed to serve ...

A voicemail message kickstarted a national liquor licensing law change.

Saturday burial surcharge 'unfair'

Martin Edwards, left, and Dennis Makalio, who object to the cost of a Saturday burial in Porirua.

Porirua's extra $690 Saturday fee is "ripping people off", says Mongrel Mob member.

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