Police hunt armed robber in Porirua

Police are searching for an armed robber in Porirua.

Armed police are hunting a man in Porirua.

College's $20k funding cut

Tawa College principal Murray Lucas may have $20,000 less in his 2017 budget.

Wellington school faces large cash shortage under new targeted funding scheme.

Titahi Bay North get new goalposts

Joe Apikotoa, from the Wellington Lions, helps with the bar of one of the new Titahi Bay North School rugby goalposts.

Playing rugby at a decile 2 school in Porirua just got a lot easier thanks to the Wellington Lions.

Police: Lock it or lose it

Kapiti police are also being kept busy by an increase of burglaries.

The days of leaving your door unlocked in small towns may be over, with an increase of "opportunist" thefts in Kapiti and Porirua.

Solving the future's problems

Papakowhai School pupils David Ayora, Jade Lin, Emma Jenkins and Grace Fale, with parent Sarah Ramey Ayora, will head to ...

The world's big issues occupy the minds of Porirua pupils heading to the Future Problem Solving nationals.

Top croquet action coming to Porirua

Tom Berryman, from Plimmerton Croquet Club, who is manager of the upcoming North Island Championships early next month.

The city will host part of this year's North Island Croquet Championships - yes croquet.

Wellington holiday trains limited

Maintenance being carried out over Labour Weekend will see many train services replaced by buses on all four of ...

All four Wellington train lines to undergo maintenance work over Labour Weekend.

New base for Mana Coastguard

Peter Feely from Mana Coastguard in front of the new building donated by Carrus Developers.

A swell of community support has put Mana Coastguard back beside the water.

Meals for mums sweeping NZ

Sophie Cosford and son George. The Porirua woman said it's important mums get the support they need when things get a ...

What do you do when your friend needs a hand but you can't be there? Two women have just the solution.

'It wasn't Manly'

Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving Club life member Jim Campbell with members of the club, taken in 2013.

The first winner of the Porirua Sports Awards recalls heady times in Titahi Bay in the 1950s and 1960s.

WREDA slims down

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive Chris Whelan says every sent saved in the agency's ...

Wellington economic development agency restructure could save $500,000 a year.

Kiwi wrestler takes on the world

Paul Sayers kicks Charlie Roberts during a wrestling match. The fight might be fake but the moves aren't, he said.

A Porirua man is set to take on the masked men of Mexican wrestling.

New bike race in Porirua

The Chimney Sweep mountaibike track on Rangituhi-Colonial Knob will be well-utilised this weekend.

A popular and long-running mountainbiking race will head to Porirua for the first time this weekend.

Cars ablaze in busy Porirua carpark video

Two cars caught fire in the underground carpark at North City Shopping Centre in Porirua at about 6pm on October 16.

It could have been worse as damage is contained to two vehicles.

Anger at 'sick' bird shooter

The shattered wing of the spur-winged plover. The bird had been shot by a slug gun.

A plover family chose a teenage girl's garden as its home - only for a "sick coward" to shoot the mother.

Black belt at 12

Black belt Elijah Mareko, left, and Nino Mason, who spar together at Mid City Kyokushin in Cannons Creek.

Elijah¬†Mareko‚Äč has passed a grueling test to get to karate's top level and loves passing knowledge to others.

'An unwanted backyard'

Elyjana Roach beside  the artwork she's created to lure people to the Porirua waterfront.

An architecture student wants Porirua to stop ignoring the harbour it is built next to.

Hall the 'life and soul' of Tawa

A picture of the Tawa Hall, likely taken in the 1950s.

Historian Michael Steer paints a picture of a hall at the heart of a Wellington community.

Latham 'gutted' to lose his seat

Denys Latham lost his seat in Porirua's Eastern ward after three terms.

The third-term councillor bow outs of politics and admits he should've done more to chase votes.

Porirua and Vanuatu a perfect match

Declan Edge is carried off on the shoulders of his players, after they qualified for the under-20 Football World Cup.

Declan Edge and his Ole Football Academy coaches are loving their new role with Vanuatu.

Porirua community bus on trial

Eight low-decile schools are being given priority access to Porirua's Community Bus, Te Pahi, for term four.

Porirua City Council says yearly running costs have halved to $25,000.

Dealer 'flying flag' for P in Porirua

Judge tells methamphetamine dealer to have the moral courage to look at what he was doing.

Meth dealer told to have a bit of moral courage after making money off impoverished people.

'I don't really need the money'

Murray McNae and John Murdoch are looking to the future for Mana College.

Generous retiree gives up pension money for scholarship at his old high school.

Kai is free for Porirua

Isabella Rich and Daphne Swinton in front of the chicken coop made out of recycled materials.

Police say not to give food or money to the beggars - but one woman has an idea that could make everyone happy.

Euon Murrell: 'I should've done more'

Ex Porirua City councillor Euon Murrell.

A gutted Euon Murrell says the STV voting system - and low voter turnout - didn't help but he will accept his fate and doubts he'll stand again.

Porirua's new bus hits the road

The name Te Pahi has been given to the Porirua City Council Community Bus, which took a group of Glenview School ...

School children take debut trip on the long-awaited service, named Te Pahi.

New blood in Porirua

Porirua has a number of new civic leaders today.

The make-up of Porirua's City Council has dramatically changed, with only four returning councillors.

Tana takes the mayoral chains

09102016 News. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ. ???Mike Tana, new Porirua mayor.

A self-described 'underdog' now holds the key to Porirua City after a grassroots campaign and victory by 140 votes .

CuriousCity: Hitting Porirua's sweet spot video

The proof lies in the, er, chocolate.

One of New Zealand's most trusted brands proves it is good at keeping its chocolate secrets.

Tana wins Porirua

Mike Tana, new mayor of Porirua City.

New face at the head of the council table, as Mike Tana becomes the new Porirua mayor.

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