Kiwi drummer ponders next move

Drummer Dylan Elise behind an expensive Drum Workshop kit before a gig with his band Blood, Sweat and Tears in America ...

Dylan Elise lost everything in a fire - including a $30,000 drum kit - while away touring.

Porirua bus hits road block

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett has no problem with the length of time its taken to get the city's community bus up and running.

Porirua City Council was given $60,000 to buy a community bus back in April, so where is it?

Women-only gyms split 'amicable'

The national franchise for Configure Express says it was “mutually beneficial to part ways” with four Wellington gyms.

National chain says split will be "mutually beneficial" but neither side say why it's happening.

Money for children's lunches

From left, David Stewart from Porirua Rotary, Jay Marson from Waitangirua Action Group, Tawa Rotary's Andrew Watson and ...

Jay Marson and Karina Ratana have had some of their financial burden lifted by the Tawa and Porirua Rotary clubs.

Fighting against church closure

Some of the members of St Philip's Church in Paremata, Porirua, which is danger of being sold by the Anglican Diocese.

There are only 27 congregation members, but they are gearing up for a fight to save their Porirua church.

Two arrested for dairy stabbing

Police have arrested two men linked to the attack that saw Porirua dairy owner Jacob Ismail stabbed in the head and neck.

Police have arrested two men linked to attack on a Porirua dairy owner who was stabbed in the head.

Ten people for two seats

Porirua's Western ward, dominated by Titahi Bay, has 10 candidates standing for two seats in the upcoming election.

Eight people will be disappointed come election day, with 10 candidates battling for two seats in Porirua's Western ward.

Who are the top sport people?

The Tawa Tigers wrestling Club scooped most of the honours at the Porirua Sports Awards in 2011.

The Porirua City Council is calling for nominations for the city's top sports awards.

Police station closed at weekends

Porirua police station has been closed at weekends since June. Police have not committed to saying it will reopen after ...

How long is "temporary"? According to police in Porirua, it could be three years.

A reminder of Somme sacrifice

A Craw family camping holiday in Plimmerton in 1906.

A house in Porirua is thought to be a tribute to two soldiers' sacrifice in World War I.

Coastguard base lost to blaze

Peter Feely stands in the charred portacom the Mana Coastguard used as a base.

A Porirua coastguard has had to move their operations inland after a fire scuppered their waterfront base.

Marlins win reserve grade

Trey Kapao-Tuara hits it up for Titahi Bay Marlins in the grand final against Wainuiomata.

Redemption was on the minds of a Porirua league team as they lined up for a grand final on Saturday.

Clock is ticking on cycleway

Titahi By Rd, where a $1m cycleway will be built, connecting Titahi Bay to Porirua CBD.

There is a time limit on the funding for a planned cycleway in Porirua

Help for meth addicts

Deane Johnstone and Liz Makalio from Wesley Community Action are starting a community group to support methamphetamine ...

A Porirua community group will start dishing out practical advice for addicts trying to get clean because of a lack of rehab facilities.

Four months in a leaky house

Joanna Swinton said she has begged Housing New Zealand for months to fix her roof that leaks whenever it rains.

Housing NZ tenant wins apology after long wait to get her roof fixed.

Porirua gobbles up data

Porirua broadband usage continues to rise.

Porirua households' use of broadband has more than doubled in the past 18 months, new figures show.

Kingi of the road

Matt Kingi's 1975 Holden HJ ute, which will appear in Western Bays Street Rodders Hot Rod Show.

Matt Kingi's poured his heart - and at least $25,000 - into restoring a 1975 Holden ute. For 10 bucks you can see it at a Porirua car show.

Wests chase national league

Endeavour Park, home of Western Suburbs.

Western Suburbs have put last year's failed national league bid behind them and are preparing for another shot in 2017.

Healthy homes bill 'blue skies and rainbows'?

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett says he has a particular interest in Andrew Little's push for healthy rental homes, given his ...

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett says Labour's plan for rental standards needs more teeth.

Another Leggett to stand on

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Ross Leggett. 
Nick Legget's father Ross Leggett is running for council in ...

As Porirua's mayor steps down, his father steps up for a role on the council.

Locals slam clinic closure

Mana MP Kris Faafoi has slammed plans to close Kenepuru Hospital's after-hours service.

News that Kenepuru Hospital may scrap its after-hours service has shocked the people who use it.

Diving and toy ban at Porirua pool

No diving, no swinging, no inflatable pool toys. Just swimming, thanks, says Cannons Creek pool after an accident ...

Council cuts back on fun at pool after swimmer suffers injury while diving.

After-hours clinic may close

Porirua Deputy Mayor 'Ana Coffey wants to save the after-hours service.

"Real concern" as 24-hour medical service faces possible closure between 11pm and 7am.

Your car's lowering the tone

"Flotilla Place is a sought-after residential location and all residents have a responsibility to uphold certain ...

A phantom note-dropper pits neighbour v neighbour in smart Wellington suburb.

NZ Post building sold for flats

Porirua's NZ Post building, which has been sold by owners Porirua City Council to a developer.

Central Porirua office block will be turned into apartments after sale to developer.

Pathway will connect Titahi Bay to Porirua CBD

Titahi Bay Rd, where a $1m cycleway will be built, connecting Titahi Bay to Porirua CBD.

It's time to consult on a proposed $1 million pathway connecting  Titahi Bay and Porirua's city centre.

'Sandwich lady' in funding plea

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

Lunch charity Kai for Kids appeals for Porirua businesses to help continue its work.

That time it snowed in Wellington

The Beehive in a blizzard on August 14, 2011.

Remember the time it snowed in Wellington? That event was five years ago this week.

Funding secure for Porirua villages

Elsdon, Porirua, has no formal residents or ratepayers association.

Despite not having formal residents' associations, suburbs' funding will not be lost.

Topsy-turvy season for Porirua clubs

Northern United hooker Ethan Robinson-Mate tackles a Wainuiomata player this season.

So close, yet so far, for two of the premier rugby sides in the Porirua basin this club rugby season.

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