Porirua residents are facing a 4.8 per cent rates rise, if the city council's draft annual plan is given the green light.
The Salvation Army's decision to not become involved in buying state houses should be a wake-up call to the Government, Mana MP Kris Faafoi says.
Ben Tredrea is on a mission to make Titahi Bay more neighbourly.
They kicked up a stink, and now something is being done to reduce the odour from a Tawa landfill.
Jumping into Porirua harbour would be safer if there was a purpose-built diving platform, says one resident.
Marks on fences in Porirua have residents worried dogs are being staked out for a dog-fighting ring.
'We've lived a simple and a happy life'
War-time lovers Ruth and Alf Adams are still enjoying married life after 73 years.
Izzy Ford is a big mover in latest survey of Porirua City councillors, second only to mayor Nick Leggett.
'I feel alive now'
She couldn't go to the toilet alone. It took her a whole day to do a load of washing. But things are looking up for Pearl Freemantle.
At the end of WWI, with 18,000 Kiwis killed, NZ made the practical decision to leave the dead where they fell.
Porirua City Council has watered down its official submission on amalgamation.
Two women at Longview Home, Tawa, turn 101 and 104 this month. Times sure have changed since they were young.
Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, standing down in October, believes no one is irreplaceable.
Don't mention the words "speed camera" and "Whitford Brown" to Josie Campbell.
The Papadopoulos family have seen both sides of the state homes sell-off coin.
There's a stretch of Grays Rd in Camborne that one resident fearing for her life.
The foster father of a severely disabled man is relieved their home will not be sold by the government.
Holden an appropriate name for one's first-born? Or Falcon? What should be worn to set off ugg boots? Quirky chef Peta Mathis answers these and other important questions.
Foster father of a disabled man fears their lives will be torn apart if their home is sold.
There's something foul in the air in Tawa.
A Porirua soldier may have been the first member of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force killed on the Western Front.
Wellingtonian broke her leg on a large inflatable slide days before a similar accident in Christchurch.
An upgraded Cannons Creek Pool will be reopens this month.
Plimmerton's new domain has a black spot - a stinky stream that is making dogs sick.
Porirua's Canopies are down and the sun is streaming in, but people are still worried about the rain.
Weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha to go on display at Porirua Aquatic Centre on Waitangi Day.
Soldiers' stories often start and end at railway stations, and Allan Dodson's own labour of love is no exception.
Mana Island's sole occupants enjoying life
The Hall family escaped the world to become the sole occupants of an island off the coast of Porirua.
The show must go on for Porirua Little Theatre even though its home is due to be demolished.
An exciting year of historical exhibitions is in the works for Porirua's Pataka museum.
An Environment Court ruling that blocked demolition of a Lambton Quay heritage building created a precedent.
Trevor Campbell rolls his eyes when the words "Porirua city centre" and "canopies" are mentioned.
The Musical Island Boys have had a success for glittering success, and now they're coming home to perform at Porirua's Festival of the Elements.
Debate over what to do with Porirua's Marines Hall has so far cost ratepayers more than $165,000.
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, but for an Elsdon couple it's bringing Christmas joy back after the death of their daughter.
Champing at the bit to raise funds for charity
Charity harnesses creativity, with one old pony proving you're never pasture time to paint.
A 136-year old church will get new stained glass windows thanks to a congregation member who tracked down its original features.
Decision to demolish the "big joke" Titahi Bay Marines Hall led to verbal abuse of councillor.
Talima Fruean, younger sister of rugby star Robbie, is also making a mark in the sport having won a scholarship to the USA.
A former Porirua teacher is revitalising traditional Tongan practice through her art work, which will be displayed at Pataka.
Trips, books and breakfasts take the hit as Titahi Bay schools face a drop in funding due to decile changes.
More green spaces are a main feature of newly-released plans for the upgrade of Porirua's city centre.
'Pretty stoked' to win photography award
Standing alone in a dark, cold Wairarapa field has paid off for photography buff Chris Murphy.
A real estate agent says awnings and balconies, rather than the canopies, could give Porirua a French Riviera feel.
Palmerston North's former mayor Jono Naylor has chosen an ornate adze as his parting gift from the city council.
Minutes after she lost everything in a freak house fire, Brogan Hillstead went to a comedy show.
A Porirua brother and sister have gone on an unexpected journey.
Murray Lucas got used to being exhausted.
RHIANNON MCCONNELL - Kapi-Mana NewsMore state homes in Poriura are to be demolished, and local MP Kris Faafoi is sceptical about promises of new development.
A toll on Transmission Gully could force motorists back on to Porirua roads, say councillors.