Stranger approaches children

Papakowhai School pupils were offered a ride to school by a stranger. (File photo)

Porirua children offered a ride to school by a stranger knew exactly what to do, principal says.

Adventure park for Porirua?

Riders at Christchurch's new adventure park could get air like this in Porirua one day.

Excitement is building over a possible mountain bike adventure haven in Porirua.

Teacher's sex abuse sentence slashed

Former Porirua teacher Stacey Reriti at her sentencing in 2015, as a judge talks about her offending.

Porirua teacher jailed for having sex with a boy has nine months cut from her prison sentence.

Century-old church for sale

St Philip's Church in Paremata, Porirua, needs a new home.

Want to make a "prophet"? Then this former church could be for you.

When crime paid in Porirua

Shhhhh: secret witnesses were wanted by the Kapi-Mana News. (FILE)

The knowledge of nefarious deeds could get you a bit of cash in 1980s Porirua.

Police chase death plea

Damian Andrew Lawson when he left hospital in June, 2016, to appear in the Porirua District Court.

Damian Lawson's reckless driving - at times twice above the speed limit - caused the death of his passenger.

The man who costs NZ $1m a year

Ashley Peacock, a mental health patient in a secure unit at Kenepuru Hospital, with family dog Barney inside a secure ...

Taxpayers footing hefty bill for autistic man's care in isolation, as family calls for his release.

Suppression for alleged abductor

Whitby upper lake walkway at Exploration Way.

Name suppression has been extended for man accused of trying to snatch three-year-old girl.

Sun still shining on $850m road video

Water carts spray water on the Transmission Gully motorway dirt tracks to keep them damp and keep on top of dust. Photo: ...

The worst summer in 30 years has only caused minor delays on Transmission Gully motorway progress.

Committed members keep the rowing club fires burning

Allan Jones, third from right, founder of Porirua Rowing Club in 1967, with the relocated clubrooms at Onepoto on ...

An Easter reunion at Porirua Rowing Club will bring out the stories.

Tawa woman, author at 21

Erin Donohue, from Tawa, has written a book for young adults. She overcame mental illness and anorexia to do it.

Erin Donohue has plenty to be proud of and she's beginning to accept it.

Setefano dons the gear for Sky Challenge, again

From left, Porirua volunteer firefighters Osi Meavao, Xan Ioane, Alamaine Thomas and Paul Setefano will take part in the ...

It's nearly that time to don the gear and climb the stairs.

Abduction drama: A mum's instinct


Jo Alderice scooped a stranger's child away and hid her with her own, an attacker crashing after her.

Look Who's Talking: Paul Sayers

Paul Sayers kicks Mitch Grey during a wrestling match.

Pro-wrestling is a bit like Shortland Street - according to one man in tights.

Dear Lynda, love from Joan

Joan Tradup, left, and Lynda Stedman have been penpals for 53 years and met for the first time this year when Joan ...

Penpals meet for the first time after exchanging letters for 53 years.

The small moving the big

Joe and Hollie Howland own the Whitby-based piloting business J Howland Piloting, which has been operating about nine months.

Piloting business makes for steep learning curve for Joe and Hollie Howland.

Digger on trailer rolls

The rolled digger is thought to be leaking fuel.

Fuel believed to be leaking after trailer overturns while carrying a digger.

Dad fights off would-be abductor

As neighbours attempted to restrain the would-be abductor, they crashed through Jo Alderdice's fence.

A father fought off a man trying to abduct his 3-year-old daughter, then neighbours subdued the attacker.

Taofi at 'heart' of new film

Taofi Mose-Tuiloma plays Lani in Gary of the Pacific, a character she describes as "the heart" of the film.

Taofi Mose-Tuiloma stars in a film about a real-estate agent who becomes chief of a sinking Pacific Island.

Wellington hit by flooding video

Lyn Williams wades out of her flooded driveway in Pauatahanui, near Porirua.

Heavy rain across the region has caused floods and slips, leading to several road closures.

'Anyone who moved would die'

Worth everything: Maarametua's 16 year addiction to methamphetamine is finally over.

Maarametua Williams' methamphetamine addiction cost her everything - except her will to survive.

Alarm over molester's parole

"Be on guard," one of Brendan Nolan's victim says about his release from prison this week.

Mayors call for calm after release of Brendan Nolan sparks threats from residents.

One eye on nationals

The Wellington region boys volleyball champs 2017, Mana College.

Volleyball is on the up at Porirua's Mana College after regional win.

One game at a time

Northern United will be looking for defence like this when the Swindale Shield kicks off.

Porirua's premier rugby coaches won't look past their first game.

Six-year-old hit outside school

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Boy sent to hospital after being hit by car at Porirua pedestrian crossing.

Memorial almost complete

The mostly-finished Tawa memorial, next to Grasslees Reserve, which will have 13 names of those who died in The South ...

Thirteen local men will be remembered on a new Wellington war memorial.

Stepping out from the counter

Suman Tailor is retiring from the Whitby Lakeside Dairy he's owned and operated for 25 years.

After 25 years of scooping ice cream a Porirua dairy owner is "semi-retiring".

Teacher's sex charge appeal

Reriti who was found guilty of seven sex charges against a 12-year-old boy.

A former teacher jailed for sex with a 12-year-old boy claims she got bad legal advice.

Principal on year in top job

Mana College principal John Murdoch said his super power would be flying - to get to school faster.

John Murdoch is as positive as ever about Porirua's Mana College.

Fleeing driver among worst: judge

Police chased a man who had taken his sister's car along Titahi Bay beach.

Dangerous driver fled police onto a beach, narrowly missed a child, crossed the centreline and went the wrong way on a roundabout.

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