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Man missing for 5 days

Richard Barber was last seen on Monday driving his 2015 white Toyota Camry, registration JEC553.

Man last seen on Monday has triggered an appeal for public help.

Family's mouldy home horror video

Craig Ryan, left, with children Mia-Rose, 3, and Duke-Lincoln, 1, and brother Aaron.

"This is just despicable ... It's not the New Zealand way," says lawyer of Housing NZ home.

'We don't have to kill ourselves'

Zion Kitiseni says Porirua isn't a safe place for transgender people like herself.

Transgender teen speaks of violence, discrimination and fear in Porirua.

Two men arrested after Otaki burglary

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Two men have been charged with burglary after an incident at Otaki's Amazon store this morning.

Porirua's free lunch video

Nathan Bentley, Maisy Bentley, Mason Celliher and Owen Parker-Price help make school lunches at the Ole Football Academy ...

It used to take Shari-Ann Clifford two days to make 1200 school lunches - now it's less than an hour.

$1m upgrade for Tawa

Wellington northern ward councillors Justin Lester, left, and Malcolm Sparrow are happy that Tawa's $1 million town ...

Karori has to wait as Tawa's town centre upgrade gets the green light.

Castor Cres still empty

Mana MP Kris Faafoi speaks at the public meeting at Russell School on Tuesday night.

Build in Porirua now - land is empty while people wait for homes.

Tawa best on stage

Tawa College's Stage Challenge victory was a team effort, the directors said.

From fundraising to makeup, direction to dancing - Tawa College's maiden Stage Challenge victory was a total team effort.

Kas says it's a privilege to serve

Cannons Creek pharmacist Kishor 'Kas' Govind, who was awarded a Porirua 50th medal in 2015.

Cannons Creek pharmacist received the Porirua 50th medal for his dedication to his community.

Waterloo block could suit apartments

The former Burroughs Building in Waterloo is for sale with apartments being suggested as a potential use.

Old Burroughs Building for sale.

No 'what-ifs' for league player

Porirua's Manea Poa, right, is heading to Dublin, Ireland as part of the Cook Islands team compete for the final place ...

A Porirua woman has put aside her love for league to take a chance on Rio - but not for New Zealand.

Nerves and vision required

Members of the Keeping it Natural team, who are finalists in this years Young Enterprise Scheme Dragon's Den competition.

Eight high-school business teams prepare to... face the dragons

Students work on the front line

College students are taken through a simulated surgery during Work Exposure Day at Wellington Hospital.

The next generation of Maori health professionals recently got to experience first hand what it is like to work on the front line.

No more fever checks at schools

Wynter Ta'ape, of Cannons Creek School, has her throat swabbed by public health nurse Chris Campbell in 2012.

DHB plans to cut a throat-swabbing programme designed to combat rheumatic fever.

Christmas at the Park cancelled

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Porirua's much-loved Christmas festival has been given the axe after 20 years.

A 40th McBirthday

In 1976, Ronald McDonald arrives in Porirua for the first time for the opening of the first McDonald's in New Zealand.

New Zealand's first McDonald's store celebrates 40 years of asking Porirua residents, "would you like fries with that?".

Those that bowl together, stay together

Barrie and Anne Sole, from Ascot Park, Porirua, who will be married 60 years on June 23, 2016.

The secret to being married for 60 years? Friendship and compromise - even playing sports you think are "stupid".

St Theresa’s sign language effort recognised

The St Theresa's new entrant class is proud to have won a New Zealand Sign Language in Schools award.

St Theresa's School in Plimmerton has won an award for promoting New Zealand Sign Language, after only including it in curriculum at the beginning of this year.

From Rome to Plimmerton for Carmody

Father Maurice Carmody, the new parish priest at St Theresa's in Plimmerton.

It's been an interesting road to Plimmerton for Father Maurice Carmody.

Sonny gets satisfaction from a tidy street

Porirua 50th medal recipient Sonny Malaulau, who has worked for Porirua City Council for 35 years, keeping the streets ...

Sonny Malaulau's reward for the work he does is a smile and a few nice words - he doesn't covet anything else.

From the rugby field to firefighting

Chris Middleton, from the Titahi Bay A surf boat crew and Northern United rugby club.

McBride makes 150

Paraparaumu first five-eighth Sonny McBride kicks during the 2015 premier final against Waikanae.

Sonny McBride's Paraparaumu rugby team has dominated the Horowhenua-Kapiti club scene for the past decade. Now, the long-serving first-five-eighth has an individual accolade to add to his collection.

Answers wanted on Castor Loop land

Mana MP Kris Faafoi at the empty Castor Crescent lot.

An upcoming public meeting will look to create some pressure to get the Castor Loop development moving.

Requests to retain life saving funding

Children having fun in the sea with lifeguards from Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club this past summer.

Cutting funding for weekday patrols on Titahi Bay beach hasn't gone done down well with some submitters to Porirua City Council's draft annual plan.

Subsidence concern in Titahi Bay

Tom Phillips at his Titahi Bay Housing New Zealand home, which has a build up of sand in the back yard.

Tom Phillips likes being close to the beach, but the build up of sand in his back yard is not from the nearby dunes.

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

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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.

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