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Chasing ghost in post-apocalyptic Wellington

Writer Hamish Clayton, whose second novel, The Pale North, is set in an earthquake-ravaged Wellington.

Hamish Clayton's second novel is a romantic ghost story set against the backdrop of an earthquake-devastated capital city.

Kids go on crime spree

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Children as young as nine are behind a spate of crimes in suburban Porirua.

Porirua getting wired for fast wi-fi

Those in Porirua CBD should be able to enjoy access fast, free wi-fi by the end of the year.

Porirua's cbd could have a new fast and free public wi-fi service by the end of the year.

Quad bikes help after 4WD rolls

Quad bike riders in the area were able to ride to seek help, and carried emergency workers to the scene.

Quad bike riders were able to get police to the scene when a 4WD rolled 20m into a stream.

Marjorie's 100 years of memories

Marjorie Darnell celebrated her 100th birthday on July 22.

Marjorie Darnell says she didn't do anything special to get to 100; it was just something that happened.

Claire's a real bookworm

Claire Devereux, from Pukerua Bay, who has borrowed 1331 books from Porirua libraries in the past year.

Claire Devereux is Porirua's most prolific library user, having borrowed 1331 books in the past year.

Juliette's first book still a favourite

Titahi Bay author Juliette MacIver with her most popular book.

Juliette MacIver was chuffed to discover her first book, written five years ago, is still a hit.

Gary McCormick - a Porirua lad

The inimitable duo of Tim Shadbolt, left,  and Gary McCormick.

Entertainer Gary McCormick recalls his early days in Porirua.

Lucky escape for school pet video

Tawa School teacher Robyn Warden and the school's guinea pig "Nibbles", who survived May's floods by swimming.

Nobody knew Nibbles could dog-paddle. She is, after all, a guinea pig.

You want us to do what, exactly?

There has been some strange calls to Porirua City Council's call centre in the past month.

Porirua City Council has fielded some strange calls and requests in the past year.

Post box petition to be presented

Mana MP Kris Faafoi with petitions calling for New Zealand Post to reinstall a postbox in Cannons Creek.

Kris Faafoi has enough signatures to present his petition to New Zealand Post.

Souness ready to step up

Porirua netballer Whitney Souness, who has just finished her first season with the Pulse.

Emerging Porirua netballer Whitney Souness would love more court time for the Pulse in 2016.

Party time for Porirua 50-year-olds

Karen White from Camborne, who is organising a 50th party for Poriura.

Karen White has made turning 50 into a city-wide event in Porirua.

Free clinics aimed at reducing rheumatic fever

Litia Gibson, a Cannons Creek  nurse, is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the free sore throat clinics that have been set up around Porirua.

An initiative to get people through the doors of their local medical centres for a check up is proving popular in Porirua.

Paremata roundabout 'dangerous'

Caroline Collins has been appealing to NZ Transport Agency for two years, hoping to make the Paremata roundabout safer for commuters and road users.

Could the solution to congestion on a Paremata roundabout be as simple as changing the layout of the road and installing traffic lights?.

MP wants Porirua to 'drop, cover and hold'

Mana MP Kris Faafoi says being prepared is important whether you're at home or at work.

Mana MP Kris Faafoi says that being prepared is important whether a person is at home or at work.

Police oppose 'Porirua Liquor Mart'

Exterior shot of Kenepuru Community Hospital.

Police and health officials have opposed a Porirua liquor store for near Kenepuru Hospital.

Viard reunion to recall glory days

Bishop Viard College First XV, 1991.

The stories will flow at a Bishop Viard College rugby reunion this month.

Tip smell gets up Tawa noses

The smell from Spicer Landfill is getting up the noses of nearby residents.

The smell from the Porirua tip so bad nearby residents say they would rather leave than put with it.

Mother stunned by lack of medical access

Margaret van Schaik was stunned by the lack of access to medical care when her daughter, Arabella, was struggling to breathe.

A Porirua mother says access to medical services in the area need a reality check.

Outlet City expansion planned

An artist's impression of Outlet City's proposed redevelopments.

Outlet City celebrated its first birthday earlier this year and is already planning its next big step in business.

Young butcher's chance of a lifetime

Rod Preston, left, managing director of Preston's Master Butcher, congratulates Kalolo Fale, after he was awarded an Outward Bound scholarship by Dunninghams.

A former Mana College student has been given the opportunity to attend Outward Bound.

Porirua dancer aiming high

Rose Chim, 16, is excited about opportunities that are opening up in the dance world.

Rose Chim has her sights set on the international stage after moving up from domestic competitions.

Caldwell likes the lights

Titahi Bay darts player Craig Caldwell has struck top form.

Craig Caldwell is a busy man in the darts world this month and next.

Sound stage a step closer

Lawn No 1, near the middle gate at Aotea Lagoon, is one of the locations proposed for the Porirua Rotary Club's soundshell plan.

A $115,000 grant could be the push needed to building a permanent sound stage in Porirua.

Steep rates rises for Porirua

Henry Child's  of Mana Island from Plimmerton.

Rates are expected to climb sharply in Porirua in coming years.

Viard first-five leads by example

Bishop Viard 1st XV first-five Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is having an outstanding season.

Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is one of the leaders on the field for Bishop Viard's 1st XV.

New council chief named

Wendy Walker, who will take over the Porirua City Council reins in October.

Wendy Walker will be Porirua City Council's new chief executive.

Tenders to be called for Trash Palace

Trash Palace ceased operations in April.

Trash Palace could be operating again in a few months.

Judgeford will not rest on laurels

The division 1 men's team from Judgeford, winners of the President's Salver. Back row, from left, Ben Duflou, Jeremy Clarke, Moleni Fa'aaliga, Dane Crawford, Alistair Crump, Bruce Robertson, Qualen Asi. Front row, from left, Duncan Rhind, Dudley Asi, Michael Payne, Joe Cuthers, Craig Wilkins. Absent were Kiki Maepu and Dean Tucker.

Judgeford Golf Club are able to reflect on a successful interclub golf season.

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