Real estate agent fined $10k

Wellington real estate agent Chris Gollins has been fined $10,000 for disgraceful conduct.

The Porirua real estate agent found guilty of disgraceful conduct has been fined $10,000, but says the leniency of the fine clears him of suspicion.

Tawa house badly damaged in blaze video

Tawa house fire May 3 2015

A fire has badly damaged a home in Tawa, Wellington.

Bush fire breaks out

Scrub fire near John Burke Drive, Porirua.

A bush fire has broken out on the hills near Adrenalin Forest in Porirua.

Jewel thief earns prison time for haul

Behind bars, but keeping abreast on social media.

A man who ended up with more than $20,000 worth of gold and jewellery from two stores has been jailed for 2 1/2 years.

Cadets commemorate Anzac Day in Canberra

Alex Asbery, under officer in 41 City of Porirua Squadron, is excited to be part of a group of cadets celebrating the centenary of World War I in Camberra, Australia.

Alex Asbery and 14 other cadets from Porirua will spend Anzac week in Canberra.

Wheelchair user stranded

Slade O'Rorke-St John and girlfriend Bethany Hokum are angry that Reading Cinemas Porirua staff removed his wheelchair, leaving him stranded.

Wellington man left stranded at the movies after staff take his wheelchair away.

New venue for Porirua Market

The Porirua Market in 2009 was a bustling icon of Porirua. Titahi Bay Lions hope their new market adventure will be the same.

Porirua Market is on the move after weeks of discussion between members of Titahi Bay Lions and Porirua City Council.

Jobs lost in recycling depot closure

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Trash Palace recycling unit in Porirua shut early after the workers were told the Mana Recovery Trust has been forced to cease operating.

Thirty-five staff will lose their jobs when Porirua recycling depot Trash Palace closes later this month.

Plan to revitalise Porirua CBD

Central city apartments could be on the cards for Porirua.

Porirua's former post office building could be turned into apartments following the council's purchase of the building.

Porirua residents to pay for extras

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Porirua residents are facing a 4.8 per cent rates rise, if the city council's draft annual plan is given the green light.

Sallies' say no to state housing

Salvation Army logo

The Salvation Army's decision to not become involved in buying state houses should be a wake-up call to the Government, Mana MP Kris Faafoi says.

PostShop to stay in Mana

Thordon PostShop closes on March 2. Postal services will be able at the nearby convenience store, but KiwiBank services will go entirely.

New Zealand Post has backtracked on plans to close Mana PostShop.

Little in common

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett.

Mayor of Porirua Nick Leggett says Wairarapa could hold the rest of a Wellington super-city back.

Reducing the smell from Tawa landfill

STINKY: The Spicer Landfill in Kenepuru.

They kicked up a stink, and now something is being done to reduce the odour from a Tawa landfill.

On board for a diving platform

SAFE JUMPING: A purpose-built diving platform on Wellington waterfront is  a success and a Poririua resident would like to see one erected there.

Jumping into Porirua harbour would be safer if there was a purpose-built diving platform, says one resident.

Fears over dog thefts in Porirua

EYES ON THE DOG: Karena Toa now keeps her dog Honey inside after fears of dog-napping were raised in Porirua.

Marks on fences in Porirua have residents worried dogs are being staked out for a dog-fighting ring.

Porirua councillors ranked and rated

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett.

Izzy Ford is a big mover in latest survey of Porirua City councillors, second only to mayor Nick Leggett.

War memorial recalls those who served

The Pauatahanui War Memorial.

At the end of WWI, with 18,000 Kiwis killed, NZ made the practical decision to leave the dead where they fell.

Porirua council softens super-city stance

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett.

Porirua City Council has watered down its official submission on amalgamation.

Simpson looks to life after council

ON THE MOVE: Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, who is leaving his job in October.

Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, standing down in October, believes no one is irreplaceable.

Search for diver scaled back

SEARCH: The Coastguard search the waters off Pukerura Bay for a missing diver.

The search for a diver thought to be missing near Kapiti Coast is being wound down after reports he was picked up by a boatie.

Family can state in their state home

HOME SWEET HOME: Danny Cubis, left, is happy he and son Cory Brough   can stay in their state home.

The foster father of a severely disabled man is relieved their home will not be sold by the government.

Landfill causing a stink in Tawa

STINKY: The Spicer Landfill in Kenepuru.

There's something foul in the air in Tawa.

Second slide accident

Wellingtonian broke her leg on a large inflatable slide days before a similar accident in Christchurch.

Lost war medal found

Angus Langbein, from Plimmerton, and his father's WWI medal, which had been missing.

A Gallipoli veteran's son is celebrating the return of his missing campaign medal.

Plimmerton stream a health hazard?

Stream bad news for dogs: David Verrinder's dog, Rafa, has been sick twice after swimming in Taupo Stream at Plimmerton.

Plimmerton's new domain has a black spot - a stinky stream that is making dogs sick.

It's lighter without the Canopies

The light shines in now Porirua's Canopies have gone.

Porirua's Canopies are down and the sun is streaming in, but people are still worried about the rain.

Dog dies after lip ripped

Stanley Boy was put down on Christmas Eve after its owner, Gretel Fairbrother, was found guilty.

To the end, Gretel Fairbrother was her dog's best friend, staying with him as he was put down for a vicious attack on a woman.

Fatal crash blamed on several factors

Haywards Hill Rd, Wellington

Speed, tyres and roading have been blamed for death of a teenager on Haywards Hill Rd.

Fire in Porirua

Fire crews douse a fire in a hopper in Porirua.

A dangerous-goods expert has been called to a fire in Porirua.

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