Cop killer denied parole

Andrew Popo was found guilty of manslaughter after running down Porirua police officer Derek Wootton.

Man nearly seven years into eight year, nine month sentence for manslaughter of police officer, is again denied parole.

Bothersome bikes in Bothamley

A motorbike rider in Bothamley Park, Porirua.

Motorcyclists are breaking the law in Porirua's Bothamley Park

Vandals hit Titahi Bay School

Some of 21 windows smashed during a vandalism spree at Titahi Bay school overnight on Thursday.

Primary school has 21 windows smashed in overnight attack.

Bail for Tawa killing charge

Bruce Coker died after suffering a head injury.

Accused gets electronically monitored bail on a charge of manslaughter of Bruce Coker at Tawa.

Coker death: Charge reduced

Cruz Mason Murray charged with manslaughter of Bruce Coker at Tawa.

The murder charge for the death of a Wellington man has been changed to manslaughter.

Sister zoned out of school

Jessica Vermeer is not happy about zoning issues that have stopped her daughter, Jade, from going to school with her brothers.

A mother is shocked daughter cannot go to school with siblings thanks to zoning.

Living life 10 days at a time

Kidney patient Robin Howarth with the dialysis machine that rules his life while he waits for a transplant.

Robin Howarth needs a new kidney but has no idea how long he must wait.

Fire in Porirua CBD

Fourteen fire engines were either at the Porirua fire, or on their way.

Emergency response to Porirua fire slowed by traffic chaos caused by flooding.

Off to market we go

Fruit and vegetable stallholders at the Titahi Bay Lions market at Waitangirua did a good trade on May 2.

The new venue for the Porirua Market has proved to be a big success.

'It would be better without' condom


A man who failed to use a condom with a prostitute wants to be let off without conviction.

Lawyer to appeal dog convictions

Gretel Fairbrother in discussion with lawyer Mike Antunovic at her sentencing in March 2015.

Lawyer was convicted after bull terrier dog ripped the lip of a woman.

Real estate agent fined $10k

Wellington real estate agent Chris Gollins has been fined $10,000 for disgraceful conduct.

Agent says the leniency of the fine clears him of suspicion.

Tawa house badly damaged in blaze video

Tawa house fire May 3 2015

A fire has badly damaged a home in Tawa, Wellington.

Bush fire breaks out

Scrub fire near John Burke Drive, Porirua.

A bush fire has broken out on the hills near Adrenalin Forest in Porirua.

Jewel thief earns prison time for haul

Behind bars, but keeping abreast on social media.

A man who ended up with more than $20,000 worth of gold and jewellery from two stores has been jailed for 2 1/2 years.

Cadets commemorate Anzac Day in Canberra

Alex Asbery, under officer in 41 City of Porirua Squadron, is excited to be part of a group of cadets celebrating the centenary of World War I in Camberra, Australia.

Alex Asbery and 14 other cadets from Porirua will spend Anzac week in Canberra.

Wheelchair user stranded

Slade O'Rorke-St John and girlfriend Bethany Hokum are angry that Reading Cinemas Porirua staff removed his wheelchair, leaving him stranded.

Wellington man left stranded at the movies after staff take his wheelchair away.

New venue for Porirua Market

The Porirua Market in 2009 was a bustling icon of Porirua. Titahi Bay Lions hope their new market adventure will be the same.

Porirua Market is on the move after weeks of discussion between members of Titahi Bay Lions and Porirua City Council.

Jobs lost in recycling depot closure

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Trash Palace recycling unit in Porirua shut early after the workers were told the Mana Recovery Trust has been forced to cease operating.

Thirty-five staff will lose their jobs when Porirua recycling depot Trash Palace closes later this month.

Plan to revitalise Porirua CBD

Central city apartments could be on the cards for Porirua.

Porirua's former post office building could be turned into apartments following the council's purchase of the building.

Porirua residents to pay for extras

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Porirua residents are facing a 4.8 per cent rates rise, if the city council's draft annual plan is given the green light.

Sallies' say no to state housing

Salvation Army logo

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.

PostShop to stay in Mana

Thordon PostShop closes on March 2. Postal services will be able at the nearby convenience store, but KiwiBank services will go entirely.

New Zealand Post has backtracked on plans to close Mana PostShop.

Little in common

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett.

Mayor of Porirua Nick Leggett says Wairarapa could hold the rest of a Wellington super-city back.

Reducing the smell from Tawa landfill

STINKY: The Spicer Landfill in Kenepuru.

They kicked up a stink, and now something is being done to reduce the odour from a Tawa landfill.

On board for a diving platform

SAFE JUMPING: A purpose-built diving platform on Wellington waterfront is  a success and a Poririua resident would like to see one erected there.

Jumping into Porirua harbour would be safer if there was a purpose-built diving platform, says one resident.

Fears over dog thefts in Porirua

EYES ON THE DOG: Karena Toa now keeps her dog Honey inside after fears of dog-napping were raised in Porirua.

Marks on fences in Porirua have residents worried dogs are being staked out for a dog-fighting ring.

Porirua councillors ranked and rated

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett.

Izzy Ford is a big mover in latest survey of Porirua City councillors, second only to mayor Nick Leggett.

War memorial recalls those who served

The Pauatahanui War Memorial.

At the end of WWI, with 18,000 Kiwis killed, NZ made the practical decision to leave the dead where they fell.

Porirua council softens super-city stance

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett.

Porirua City Council has watered down its official submission on amalgamation.

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