'A normal school with babies'

Kim Edmonds, 21, and son Luca. Kim is studying law at Victoria University after graduating from Tawa's He Huarahi ...

School books and nappies combine seamlessly at one Wellington school.

All clear - except one

The building on the corner of Lyndey Pl South, Porirua, is the only building in the city to be closed off after the ...

Porirua's buildings came off pretty much unscathed in the recent earthquake.

'No snakes, tigers, only earthquakes'

Yasin Ashira, Lien Vang and Mohamad Asaad at English Language Partners New Zealand in Porirua.

People from 27 different ethnic groups are learning English in Porirua.

No bail for beach driver video

Police pursued Hoani Wiremu Bennett through Titahi Bay and used spikes to stop his car.

Taking his sister's car without her permission was the first of many wrong turns.

22 medals in Hamilton

Back row, from left, Gary Albright, Bronson Williams-Elliot, Donald Williams, Tom Rogers and front row, from left, ...

Mana Special Olympics athletes did well at the recent trans-Tasman tournament.

Movies next on the list

Mazina Jalal at her coffee shop in Ranui, Porirua East. The busy woman is learning to fly a plane, opening a hair salon ...

Aspiring producer, business owner and "property magnate", Mazina Jalal is flying high.

Applying for grant funding

Porirua Community Trust's gaming funds have dropped off in the past few years.

Porirua Community Trust is dedicated to getting more gaming venues back into the fold.

'The kids make it great'

Gina Lefaoseu at Holy Family School. The deputy principal has won an award for leadership in education.

A Porirua deputy principal Gina Lefaoseu has won an award for leadership in education.

Ducks out, splash pad design revealed

Designs have been released for the new splash pad to be built in Aotea by Porirua City Council.

Porirua City Council has revealed the plans for its $880,000 water play area.

Crash delays ease

Traffic backs up heading north through the Plimmerton roundabout after a crash on State Highway 1, north of Wellington

Congestion is starting to clear after a crash on SH1 at Mana.

Divers nabbed with 400 paua

Some of the more than 280 paua, many undersized, that were seized from three divers at Plimmerton on Saturday.

Divers who took illegal paua lost their catch, their car and their dive gear during a Wellington sting.

The landscape changed video

Ross Berry, farm manager at Joy Gray's farm, with tree trunks swept down the hillside by last month's floods.

First came the quake, then the floods. After the skies cleared, the extent of the damage was revealed.

State houses taken off market

The homes might be too big or too small, but Housing NZ has made more of them available to tenants in Porirua.

Housing New Zealand scraps the sale of 23 Porirua houses due to rising demand for a home.

Lawyer wins disciplinary appeal

A couple's fight with a finance company ended up in a fight with their lawyer as well.

Papali'i Lagolago did her best with a very difficult client, High Court judge says.

New emergency base in Porirua

Porirua City Council has purchased a new building to house their Emergency Operations Centre.

The council has purchased a $1.5 million property to house its emergency operations site.

Souness moves past major injury

Netballer Whitney Souness in action for Wellington last year, just days before her bad knee injury.

Porirua's Whitney Souness is ready to hit the ground running for the Pulse in next year's ANZ Netball Elite League.

Replicating their grandmother's ink video

Julia Mage'au Gray using the traditional "hand poke" method to tattoo Gem Wilder at Pataka Museum, Porirua.

The ancient art of Melanesian female tatu is being revitalised by women paying homage to the ink their grandmothers had.

Council doing a 'rubbish' job

Rubbish lying in bush near Aotea Lagoon, Porirua.

The Porirua City Council needs to be doing more to solve the city's litter problems, residents say.

Baking for a helping hand

Organisers Melanie Gordon and Lucy Stewart with baking donated by grateful members of the public.

A Porirua retirement home opened its gates to stranded motorists in the recent floods and has been paid back by the community.

450 flood repair jobs in Porirua

Major flooding occurred outside Palmers Gardenworld in Plimmerton on November 15.

Porirua City Council has a big clean up and repair job ahead of it after November's floods and slips.

House prices rocket up in Porirua

Plimmerton's real estate is among the priciest in Porirua.

Once a cheaper alternative to Wellington, average house prices in Porirua are steadily increasing.

Jail for home-alone burglar

Allan Snowball caught on camera inside the Watkins family's home.

He made himself at home when he burgled a house. Now his home is a prison.

Porirua dog stats looking good

The numbers of registered dogs in Porirua has increased by 127.

Porirua City is leading the country when it comes to it's desexed registered dogs.

'You can use your voice'

Challice Peita and daughter Diamond Akavi, 10 months, at the graduation on Tuesday.

Porirua residents have put in the hard yards to learn how to be better parents.

150 years worship in Tawa

St Christopher's Church in Tawa under construction in 1966.

 The Anglican Church is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its first church in the Wellington suburb.

Five injured, road reopens after crash

Life Flight's Westpac Rescue Helicopter at the scene of the crash. They transported one patient via helicopter to ...

Five people injured and massive traffic delays after three-vehicle crash near Porirua.

Developer ploughs on after flooding

Duck Creek in Porirua in full flood on November 15. The earthmovers for Brookside can be seen on the left.

A 148-lot subdivision was under water two weeks ago, but it is on track for work to begin on new homes next year.

Glover lauds success of settled side

Marcel Glover has been a mainstay for Tawa-Lyndhurst's premier men's tennis team during their successful run of late.

Tawa-Lyndhurst took out the first Wellington premier interclub tennis trophy of the year last weekend.

Newborns, tea and a transistor radio video

Stock Photo - Newborn baby on his mothers arms right after delivery

After the big quake, Wellington's duty nurses delivered a newborn, phoned plumbers and kept hospitals moving.

Emotional night for Steve Mexted

From left, Andy Soper (awards judge) Sue, Cameron and Steve Mexted, from Mexted Performance Sports Surfaces, at the ...

Steve Mexted beams when the brilliant feedback rolls in about Porirua Park.

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