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.
Crashes in Porirua and Kapiti take more of the area commander's focus than homicide - and here's why.
Construction has begun on $15m facility for young people with mental health and addiction issues.
Porirua store owners are worried business will suffer in the CBD while canopy repairs leave it uncovered.
Richard Stilwell has gone from guarding the Prime Minister to sweeping up dog fur.
Urgent upgrades to Porirua wastewater treatment plant, costing about $1.8 million, were given the green light by Porirua City Council last week.
For 38 years Beanstalk Kindergarten reached as high as the eye could see, but it has been chopped down in its prime.
Plan to create a new suburb north of Porirua is met with caution, and in some cases concern.
Documentary "The Inheritance" relates the struggle of Paremata woman Jody Lyon's struggle with Huntington's disease.
International charity CEO to speak at clothes swap
Placing orphaned children in loving homes is all in a day's work for Sue van Schreven and her charity.
Neighbourhood policing team's efforts in Cannon's Creek has notably reduced crime in the area.
Titahi Bay Lions Club's long standing link with the Porirua Saturday Market could soon be severed.
Five migrants to New Zealand are still getting used to seeing stories in print.
Tenants' endurance tested by conditions
Water running down walls and gang members beating tenants are just a few of the perils of private rentals in Cannons Creek.
''I was too embarrassed to show my face in public.''
Petranoff Smith used to eat 16 slices of bread, 16 eggs, a packet of bacon for breakfast; now he's a 100kg lighter.
Nearly four months after the Mana PostShop closed, NZ Post is considering opening a small store in the suburb.
With visitor numbers at an all-time high, Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture is in the process of undergoing a facelift.
Could Porirua mayor Nick Leggett be Labour's next party president?
Pupils at a Porirua school will have a safe place to cross thanks to one of their classmates.
Barry Cullen doesn't care that his 1932 Roadster is made from fibreglass and isn't the true blue article.
National's Hekia Parata and Labour's Kris Faafoi speak on what they love about Porirua.
The best option to link Tawa and Lower Hutt is by no means settled, and NZTA has acknowledged SH58 needs improvement.
He may not have a red suit but to the children at Nuanua Kindergarten, Paul Wahid is like Santa Claus.
New Zealand Post will host two public meetings this month to discuss the Mana PostShop.
A newpolice initiative that focuses on predicting where crimes will take place is seeing good results.
Hundreds have voiced their support for the restriction where and when alcohol is sold in Porirua.
A 3000-home suburb, with a school and community facilities, is planned for Porirua.
Two soul sisters are becoming organ sisters, in a new procedure that allows kidney transplants between different blood types.
Spicer Landfill will get up to $725,000 worth of upgrades in the next two years, Porirua City Council has announced.
A Porirua school may get its $675,000 respite from flooding sooner rather than later.
For most night owls, a taxi ride is just a phone call away, but not for Porirua residents in wheelchairs.
Scott Byrnes has been sleeping between bus shelters, bridges and friends' houses for six weeks.
Up, up and away for Pip
Pip Piper's 90th birthday celebration was more active than the average - he made his first parachute jump.