Lost AFL tickets found


Two hundred AFL tickets lost by a Porirua Chamber of Commerce staff member have been found.

Major treaty milestone for Ngati Toa

Quake-prone buildings and statues at parliament

Acts to spread about $200m in cash, land and assets across eight iwi will have their final readings today.

Mayor royally cheesed off at snub

Royal Tour

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is miffed at not being invited to the royal visit at the police college.

200 AFL tickets lost in misplaced bag

Aussie Rules, AFL, generic

A Porirua Chamber of Commerce employee lost 200 tickets for the Anzac Day Aussie rules game.

Porirua floats new gambling policy


Pokies and TAB outlets could be set up in the suburbs in a new policy being floated by Porirua City Council.

Royal link for children's authors

Porirua children's authords

Porirua children's book authors Gay Hay, Margaret Tolland and Juliette MacIver got a double whack of good publicity last week.

Porirua council joins the legal highs battle

legal highs

Restrictions are to be placed on where legal highs can be sold in Porirua after a vote by a council committee.

Curse of synthetic drugs

Vanessa Marshall

Vanessa Marshall has watched her son stab himself, steal money, and hallucinate under the power of a drug. He lives day to day waiting for his next fix.

Shopkeeper bashed, robbed

Fantame St attempted robbery

Two teenagers have been arrested after a shopkeeper was bashed and robbed of synthetic cannabis.

Four injured in suspected arson


Four people suffered injuries when a state house was set alight in a suspected arson in Porirua.

Legal-high restriction policy

Legal high

Porirua City Council has been urged to put the toughest restrictions it can on legal high sales.

Suburban gambling proposal

300 Pokies, Gambling

Pokies and TAB outlets could be set up in the suburbs according to Porirua City Council.

Burst pipe slowing SH1 traffic

water supply

A burst water main is causing significant delays for northbound drivers between Mana and Porirua.

Kindergarten soil tested for asbestos


Soil at a Porirua kindergarten has been tested after asbestos was recently found in the playground.

Art scammers hit Porirua

art scam


A Porirua man has been duped by a door- to-door saleswoman selling cheap, mass- produced Chinese prints for a high price.

Police recruits ready for royal visit

Royal visit police

Police recruit Heidi Connor will be among about 160 soon-to-be officers to meet the royal next week.

New supermarket planned for Porirua


Countdown is planning a $17 million supermarket in Porirua.

Two crashes within 30 minutes


Two motorcyclists have been involved in accidents within 30 minutes of each other in Plimmerton.

Alarm over killer dog virus outbreak


An outbreak of a dog-killing disease in Porirua and Tawa is the worst some vets have seen in a decade.

Future of Porirua hall considered

A hall is at risk of rotting away because PCC insists on further consultation, residents say.

Trip puts Porirua kids in picture

Cannons Creek School year 5 pupils Francois Tamaiva, 8, and Sheila Tui

Every picture tells a story - and for the children of Cannons Creek School, it's a tale of new encounters.

Bedroom fire in Cannons Creek


A house in Cannons Creek, Porirua was damaged by fire this morning.

Reported crime down 9.9pc


Along with Auckland, Wellington has recorded NZ's largest reduction in reported crime, stats show.

Porirua road safety funds in doubt

40kmh speed limit

Porirua is in line for a $50,000 boost in road safety funding, but only if its council meets certain NZ Transport criteria.

Living wage unlikely for council

Nick leggett

There won't be a living wage for Porirua City Council employees any time soon.

Abestos found at kindergarten


A parent at a Porirua kindergarten was shocked to discover children there were playing near asbestos.

Mana roadworks likely to cause delays


Commuters have been warned to expect delays travelling through Mana as major roadworks get under way.

Precious glass to be preserved

St Josephs

There are elements of a Dan Brown novel in the story of St Joseph's Church in Pauatahanui, as the mystery surrounding its "poor man's stained glass windows" deepens.

$200,000 to replace worn-out Canopies

Porirua generic

Porirua's Canopies will be replaced within the next two years at a cost of $200,000, if the public agrees.

Struggling family moves to Newlands

Khua Kam Thang Nawl and wife Far Can Uk

A Cannons Creek family struck by tragedy and bullying is moving suburbs to make life easier.

Church to dig up religious garden

Porirua church group

A church who built a "prayer mountain" on a disused piece of land have opted to dismantle it.

Playground partygoers felled by bug


At least 70 people fell ill after a "faecal incident" on a playground slide sparked a norovirus outbreak.

'Garden of Eden' must go

Porirua church group

A Porirua church group is refusing to destroy their 'Garden of Eden' even though it is built on land they don't own.

Keith signs off after 41 years

Keith nicholl

After 41 years on the trains, the modern age has seen Keith Nicoll reach the end of the line.

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair shave

Seven-year-old Sophie Brown said goodbye to her hip-length hair last Tuesday because she wanted to help children with cancer.

Police surround pub


Armed police surrounded a Titahi Bay pub this afternoon after reports a man was inside brandishing a gun.

Severe cyclone watch

Cyclone lusi

Wellington has this morning been added to a severe weather watch as Cyclone Lusi heads towards New Zealand.

Major roadworks to cause delays

road cone

Major road maintenance work on SH1 is likely to cause delays in the next month.

Porirua to celebrate 50

Porirua 1965

Porirua has good reason for a party next year. In October 2015, Porirua will have been a city for 50 years.

Healthy living at Porirua festival


Porirua kissed goodbye to summer today with its annual health extravaganza Creekfest. 

Community work for dog-sprayer

A man who sprayed oven cleaner in the eyes of a dog he thought was attacking has been found guilty of ill-treating an animal.

Heavy drinking death

alcohol generic

New Zealand's drinking culture must change, a coroner says, after the alcohol death of a Porirua man.

Dog sprayed in face with oven cleaner


A Porirua man who sprayed oven cleaner in a dog's face claims it was in self-defence.

Loud bangs thought to be shots

House cordoned off in Porirua

Loud bangs were heard in what appears to be a firearms incident in Cannons Creek this morning.

Text wakes mum just in time

Katie Willis

A mother fled with her baby seconds after their Porirua flat was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters battle Porirua blaze


A Porirua home has been badly damaged by fire this afternoon.

Council rejects Bizhub input


Porirua City Council has rejected investing $300,000 in developing a business hub.

Porirua fire started by kids


Police say children playing with matches started fire which destroyed large house in Porirua.

Acting up in New York


Stefania Owen has been spending time New York, acting in a popular television show and rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.

Family escapes fire


A family of eight, including four children, escaped a large house fire in Porirua last night.

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