'Someone has got a bit keen'

Dashed lines are marked out on Porirua's Aotea Dr for a cycleway that surprised councillors and residents.

For a brief period the Aotea subdivision in Porirua was getting a cycleway.

Rape accused appears in court

Police canvassed the area around Waihemo St, Porirua, after an allegedly brutal home invasion and rape.

Wellington man, 40, charged with "nasty" sex attack kept his head down in court.

Door-to-door hunt for attacker video

Around 20 officers are conducting an "area canvas" in and around Waihemo Street.

Police hope leads from the public will help catch Porirua sex attacker.

Sex attacker still on the loose

Waihemo St, Porirua, where a 65-year-old woman was sexually assaulted early on Friday.

The man who assaulted a 65-year-old woman for hours in her own home still hasn't been found.

'We don't have to kill ourselves'

Zion Kitiseni says Porirua isn't a safe place for transgender people like herself.

Transgender teen speaks of violence, discrimination and fear in Porirua.

Porirua's free lunch video

Nathan Bentley, Maisy Bentley, Mason Celliher and Owen Parker-Price help make school lunches at the Ole Football Academy ...

It used to take Shari-Ann Clifford two days to make 1200 school lunches - now it's less than an hour.

$1m upgrade for Tawa

Wellington northern ward councillors Justin Lester, left, and Malcolm Sparrow are happy that Tawa's $1 million town ...

Karori has to wait as Tawa's town centre upgrade gets the green light.

Castor Cres still empty

Mana MP Kris Faafoi speaks at the public meeting at Russell School on Tuesday night.

Build in Porirua now - land is empty while people wait for homes.

Restorative justice pilot in Porirua

From left, Judge John Walker, Kapiti Mana Police area commander Inspector Paul Basham, Porirua Restorative Justice ...

Porirua will be the testing ground for a new family violence restorative justice programme for the next year.

Tawa best on stage

Tawa College's Stage Challenge victory was a team effort, the directors said.

From fundraising to makeup, direction to dancing - Tawa College's maiden Stage Challenge victory was a total team effort.

Kas says it's a privilege to serve

Cannons Creek pharmacist Kishor 'Kas' Govind, who was awarded a Porirua 50th medal in 2015.

Cannons Creek pharmacist received the Porirua 50th medal for his dedication to his community.

No 'what-ifs' for league player

Porirua's Manea Poa, right, is heading to Dublin, Ireland as part of the Cook Islands team compete for the final place ...

A Porirua woman has put aside her love for league to take a chance on Rio - but not for New Zealand.

From hospital to court

Damian Andrew Lawson was injured in the crash that killed a young woman.

A month after allegedly causing the death of woman in a crash, Damian Lawson left hospital for court.

Bombs away in Porirua

Wellington City's jumping platform will likely get a northern neighbour in Paremata, for potentially three times the cost.

Council says yes to cash for diving a Porirua platform, but 'not yet' to cheaper student transport.

Fatal crash defendant named

A woman, as yet unnamed, died after a car she was in lost control on a bend while allegedly fleeing police in Porirua.

Damian Andrew Lawson has yet to appear in court as he's still being treated for his crash injuries.

Capital's super slowdown

The idea of a transport super-authority for the Wellington region has been delayed at least until after the local body ...

Plans for a transport super-authority delayed, as region "can't get on the same page".

No more fever checks at schools

Wynter Ta'ape, of Cannons Creek School, has her throat swabbed by public health nurse Chris Campbell in 2012.

DHB plans to cut a throat-swabbing programme designed to combat rheumatic fever.

Christmas at the Park cancelled

08122015 News photo/Mark Tantrum: Enoch Uilaau (11 months) and Katie Uilaau visiting Santa at the Porirua Christmas ...

Porirua's much-loved Christmas festival has been given the axe after 20 years.

A 40th McBirthday

In 1976, Ronald McDonald arrives in Porirua for the first time for the opening of the first McDonald's in New Zealand.

New Zealand's first McDonald's store celebrates 40 years of asking Porirua residents, "would you like fries with that?".

Demo day for iSite

The Porirua Toilet block on Lyttelton Ave being demolished on Thursday

The diggers were in full swing as Porirua City councillors signed off the next phase of the city's CBD upgrade on Thursday, which has a price tag of $7 million.

Those that bowl together, stay together

Barrie and Anne Sole, from Ascot Park, Porirua, who will be married 60 years on June 23, 2016.

The secret to being married for 60 years? Friendship and compromise - even playing sports you think are "stupid".

Smart motorway delayed

The smart motorway's concrete barrier-building machine in April.

Wellington's smart motorway has been outwitted by the weather and a lack of asphalt.

No living wage for Porirua

Living wage

Porirua City councillors put the brakes on implementing a living wage for its staff.

Porirua siege officer speaks video

Police leaving the scene of the siege in Porirua in April.

A policeman has told how he leaped through a top-storey bathroom window to escape a gunman.

St Theresa’s sign language effort recognised

The St Theresa's new entrant class is proud to have won a New Zealand Sign Language in Schools award.

St Theresa's School in Plimmerton has won an award for promoting New Zealand Sign Language, after only including it in curriculum at the beginning of this year.

From Rome to Plimmerton for Carmody

Father Maurice Carmody, the new parish priest at St Theresa's in Plimmerton.

It's been an interesting road to Plimmerton for Father Maurice Carmody.

Sonny gets satisfaction from a tidy street

Porirua 50th medal recipient Sonny Malaulau, who has worked for Porirua City Council for 35 years, keeping the streets ...

Sonny Malaulau's reward for the work he does is a smile and a few nice words - he doesn't covet anything else.

From the rugby field to firefighting

Chris Middleton, from the Titahi Bay A surf boat crew and Northern United rugby club.

Jerry Collins: one year on video

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Jerry Collins retires from top level NZ ...

Jerry Collins's baby daughter has proved a beacon of hope after her parents' tragic deaths.

Ayla's inspirational recovery gallery

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Baby Ayla.

Jerry Collins' family and members of the Alana Madill's family at Porirua ...

Jerry Collins' baby girl has made a remarkable recovery from the car crash which killed her parents. A year on, she's in NZ with her family.

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