Car fire, crash block SH1


A car fire blocked southbound lanes near Plimmerton - the second blockage of the day on SH1.

Death in fire investigated


Police continue their investigation into a man's death in a Titahi Bay house fire early on Sunday.

Dairy owner chases thief

Whitby dairy owners

The attempted robbery all happened in less than a minute, and dairy owner Jimmy Patel said he just reacted without thinking.

3000 new homes for Porirua

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A 3000-home suburb, with a school and community facilities, is planned for Porirua.

Landfill upgrades on cards


Spicer Landfill will get up to $725,000 worth of upgrades in the next two years, Porirua City Council has announced.

Flood relief in sight for school

Maraeroa School

A Porirua school may get its $675,000 respite from flooding sooner rather than later.

Jury hears 111 call after attack


Recording of woman under attack with a hammer calling 111 played to jury for attempted murder trial.

Mayor on the run

Porirua game

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is running for the #gigatownporirua cause again – this time, from zombies.

Ngati Toa finally gain recompense

Tiratu Williams

Ngati Toa's treaty settlement is being celebrated, but it's bitter sweet for Tiratu Williams.

Inline for Zach

Zach Bovey

Zach Bovey is making a name for himself in a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention: inline hockey.

Supermarket battle looms

Countdown Porirua

Residents are gearing up for battle over a giant $17 million supermarket in Porirua.

Kids up for boxing challenge

boxing kids

Before getting in the ring, the boys who have shown up for the first class of the Cannons Creek Boxing Academy must learn the rules.

Council's $8200 Wairarapa retreat

Solway Park

A two-day retreat to Wairarapa for Porirua City councillors and senior council staff cost $8200.

Bite of history on offer

mcdonald strap

A Porirua building which saw the world's largest fast food chain enter the New Zealand market is for sale.

Canopies to come down

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Porirua's 19-year-old, three-storey canopies could fail in high winds, a council report says.

Mayor: Get power back on

electricity 300

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett wants ministers to step in and get Pacific Health Services' electricity restored.

Power plug pulled on health service

Light bulb

A Porirua community health service has had its electricity cut off - and says it's in the dark about the reasons why.

Holding the fort at the Paremata barracks

Paramata Barracks

What is left of the Paremata Barracks is the only remaining example of a colonial stone-built military fort in New Zealand.

Move may be a step too far

 Pacific Health Service

A health service is concerned its forced move to a second-floor office will endanger its work with elderly and disabled patients.

Mayor runs for UFB


Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is hoping his 20km run will see the city finish strong in the ultra-fast broadband competition.

Mayor to leg-it

Nick Leggett

It's a big week for Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett. Before his wedding, he will run from Porirua to Wellington.

Doctor got it wrong

Gary Donald Wilmshurst

Man died during 62nd birthday celebrations, just two days after he was discharged from hospital after falling from a ladder.

Porirua noise complaints on rise

Porirua generic

KRIS DANDO - Kapi-Mana News

Noise control complaints are up nearly 20 per cent in the past year in Porirua, costing ratepayers $70,000.

Sex assault in home invasion


A man forced his way into a Porirua home and sexually attacked a woman this morning.

Man jailed for graphic images

Child abuse

The 47-year-old man shared more than 600 sexual images of girls - some aged under 13.

Where did the $30,000 go?

Litea Ah Hoi

A $30,000 grant to the now- defunct Mana Education Centre has fallen into a black hole.

Panel to hear supermarket plan


Application to build new supermarket in Porirua expected to be heard in September.

Up to four cars in SH1 crash

Traffic Wellington

'Significant' delays are expected into Wellington after a crash south of Porirua this morning.

CCTV to keep an eye on Porirua

CCTV cameras

KRIS DANDO - Kapi-Mana News

Crims beware: the CCTV cameras in Porirua's city centre are to be manned fulltime.

It's kinda cold raising cash

Outdoor area for Plimmerton kindy in sight

 Jeremy Kelly-Perez

Midwinter swimmers taking a bracing dip at Plimmerton's Karehana Bay have helped to raise $10,000.

Tug of war over dead man's property

NZ house, real estate, property

The mother and partner of a man who died of a sudden illness are fighting over his property.

Man shot by police to face trial


A man shot and tasered by police last year is to stand trial for attempted murder.

Pay rockets at council

Porirua City Council

Thirty employees at Porirua City Council each earn more than $100,000.

$40k for 'careless' sewage spill

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Porirua City Council is to donate nearly $40,000 after a "massive" spill of partly treated sewage.

Porirua to pay $40k after sewage spill

Sewage in stream

'Donation' will go towards restoring a Titahi Bay stream.

Mountainbike track given belated council support

Porirua City Council has done an about-turn on refusing $40,000 to fund a mountain bike track in the area.

Shopkeepers seek compo for disruptive roadworks

Mazina Jalal

Eastside Four Square owner Mazina Jalal is calling on the Porirua City Council for compensation after the Mungavin Ave upgrade caused her to lose $45,000 over the past three weeks.

Whitby takes biggest slice of village planning cake

Whitby Village

Whitby has been given the lion's share of Porirua City Council's proposed 2014-15 village planning budget, with more than a quarter of the $477,000 budget earmarked to go its way.

Porirua joins regional events fund


Porirua has agreed to make its first contribution to the Regional Amenities Fund, but not before slashing its payment.

Sailing to paradise

Teen charts course from New Zealand to Fiji

Young Sailor

A Wellington 18-year-old is one of the youngest crew members on a 1200-nautical mile yacht race from Auckland to Fiji.

Samaritan rescues dog from fire


A person who rescued a dog from a Whitby house fire was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Community love

Mark's still smiling after heart attack, lost job

Mark Kairua

Even after a quadruple bypass, Porirua man Mark Kairua is smiling.

Porirua charter school's hand up

Air New Zealand generic

Kids could enrol at Wellington's first charter school next year if a faith-based trust gets the go ahead.

Fluoride tribunal plea


Anti-fluoride campaigners have called for a regional tribunal to question the practice in Wellington.

No housing, slept car after heart op

Rodwell Ama

A lack of emergency housing in Porirua led to a sickness beneficiary having to sleep in his car after a heart operation.

Emergency office criticised

Bruce Pepperell

Skilled community response teams are being put at risk, says a civil defence co-ordination.

Single men suffer in housing crisis

Kris Faafoi

As emergency accommodation is stretched, it is single men who are falling through the cracks, says Mana MP Kris Faafoi.

Crash and burn

Paremata crash

A car burst into flames this morning following a crash near Paremata, north of Wellington.

Connecting link road to Gully route rejected

Tawa link road

Regional councillors have rejected proposals to connect the proposed Tawa link road directly to Transmission Gully.

Gully concern for Porirua CBD

Transmission Gully

Transmission Gully will draw shoppers way from Porirua, a major shopping district player says.

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