Congestion eases on SH1

Traffic heading north on the way into Paekakariki on Friday night.

Traffic is flowing freely again after long northbound delays on the Kapiti Coast.

Secretive birds back in Porirua

Shhhh: A rarely-seen fernbird.

 You might not see them but they're still there.

Look Who's Talking: Ella Ruth Clifford

Ella-Ruth Clifford, 10, during her visit to the Porirua mayor's office.

This Porirua 10-year-old has big plans for the future.

Police 'brutality' claim

Police have confirmed "a range of tactical options" were used in the arrest of Albert Edmonds in Porirua earlier this ...

Video has emerged of police using pepper spray and a dog to arrest Porirua man.

Catholics honoured - 67 years late

When plans for the board were first drawn up in 1950, the St Alban's vicar scuppered the project because it would have ...

Anglican church axed plans for WWII memorial, because it would have named Catholics.

'We have nothing left now'

The house in Cannons Creek, Porirua, was fully ablaze just after 9am on Thursday.

Vasati Lopati fought the flames engulfing her Porirua home, until the windows started exploding.

Diver dies at Titahi Bay

A diver died after getting into trouble at Titahi Bay on Sunday. (FILE)

A diver got into trouble on Sunday afternoon in Porirua and died before a helicopter arrived.

Our Anzac Day services

The Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 2016.

Here's everything you need to know for services and events across Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

Porirua siege, one year on

Reporter Virginia Fallon.

A year ago, Porirua's people took me in and told me their stories of the siege.

Did arsonist torch wrong house?

An investigation into the arson at 26A Kokiri Crescent, Porirua - the house where police dog Gazza was shot dead which ...

It's a year since gunman Pita Te Kira died in the Porirua siege. Mystery still surrounds what happened next.

Mayor laces up the rugby boots

Mike Tana, Mahe Drysdale and  Dougal Thorburn at the Porirua Grand Traverse.

Porirua's bike-riding mayor is ready for the next sports adventure.

On track for a tragedy

CCTV image of the girl riding her bike in front of a train at a level crossing in Tawa at the end of March.

Young cyclist dicing with a train is an image to make any parent's blood run cold.

Rates rises: who's up for what

Kapiti Coast Mayor K Gurunathan says some councils are eating their future.

Proposed rates hikes go out for consultation across the Wellington region.

Look Who's Talking: Eddie Uluilelata

Eddie Uluilelata was recognised with a Porirua 50th medal in 2015

Porirua principal also a world class cake grader...or so he says.

Exhibition celebrates pottery and passion

Pamella Annsouth at her Waikanae studion

Love poems from the 1970s feature in a new art exhibition.

Free to a good home video

The 1950s former state house has "blimmin' good bones", Sisk says.

The walls are sticky, the ceilings filthy and the laundry tap leaks constantly, but the price is just right – absolutely nothing.

City councillor collects classics

Dale Williams with one of the 11 bikes he collects and keeps in his garage.

Vintage bikes are a passion for Dale Williams - just don't ask him how many he has.

Friends take to the rugby field

Liana Seiuli on attack with Sa Taliulu in support.

Paremata Plimmerton women take the field for first time in 20 years.

Haywards interchange to open video

An impression of the completed Haywards Interchange project, which will separate traffic at the junction of State ...

Traffic on State Highways 2 and 58 will start using it from this weekend.

Look Who's Talking: Colin Tarr

Colin Tarr, principal of Titahi Bay North School, Porirua,

Whatever you do don't let Colin Tarr's partner read his story.

How many could live on that?

People camped out  to demand homes be built on Housing New Zealand land that has stood empty for 8 years.

Housing NZ bowled 27 ageing and earthquake-prone houses eight years ago. The gap is still standing empty.

Second day of meth arrests video

Police at a cordon in Bracken Rd, Newlands, linked to the Operation Walnut methamphetamine raids.

Men and women in court after more drugs and a gun found in raids in Newlands.

Porirua Harbour 'could do better'

Porirua Harbour's water quality is at the mercy of the streams that flow into it.

Dirty streams feeding into Porirua Harbour are keeping it 'sick', a new report says.

Missing man found

Jack KeuKeu was last seen on Friday morning, April 7, after going for a walk in the Cardiff Crescent area in Cannons ...

The man had not been seen since he went for a walk in Cannons Creek last Friday.

Disabled man pursued for money video

Teens wearing hoodies have been filmed pursuing a man in IHC care for money.

A Titahi Bay family are at their wits' end after trying to deter teenage girls from pursuing their intellectually disabled son for money.

Dad goes hungry so kids eat

About 50 of the children on the waiting list for sponsorship are from Wellington.

As winter moves in, close to 500 Kiwi kids need sponsorship for basic needs.

Project Butterfly in Porirua

Sarah Field holds her daughter Lilly's  memorial plaque.

How do you make memories with your child when they have already gone?

No Easter trading for Porirua

Porirua retailers will not be allowed to open their shops on Easter Sunday.

Status quo will remain in place for Porirua shops this Easter.

Living wage disparity 'indefensible'

Greater Wellington regional councillor Sue Kedgley says it is "indefensible" to pay some staff the living wage and not ...

Greater Wellington regional councillor angry living wage not rolled out to all staff.

Council staff pelted in poo

Donna Pewhairangi is sick of being pelted with dog poo as she trims the city's walkways.

Porirua council begs residents to pick up after their dogs, to keep workers safe.

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