''I was too embarrassed to show my face in public.''
Petranoff Smith used to eat 16 slices of bread, 16 eggs, a packet of bacon for breakfast; now he's a 100kg lighter.
A baby's death in an over-crowded home has prompted criticism about unsuitable living conditions.
Grays Rd around the Pauatahanui inlet is closed after a truck's trailer tipped, spilling diesel across the road.
Could Porirua mayor Nick Leggett be Labour's next party president?
Pupils at a Porirua school will have a safe place to cross thanks to one of their classmates.
MP Kris Faafoi is not on Labour's list, so for him winning the Mana seat is crucial.
There are claims a new speed camera has been hidden behind a tree to increase revenue.
Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett unwilling to concede defeat in Gigatown competition.
$93k bid for net loses out
Porirua seems to have narrowly missed being one of the last five towns in the year long race to get ultrafast internet.
Police surprised an alleged drug grower in the nude when they raided his Porirua home.
Barry Cullen doesn't care that his 1932 Roadster is made from fibreglass and isn't the true blue article.
'GigaMayor' rap seeks internet speed boost
Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett goes topless in rap video "GigaMayor" to speed up Porirua's internet.
The best option to link Tawa and Lower Hutt is by no means settled, and NZTA has acknowledged SH58 needs improvement.
In the dogbox (graphic content)
The owner of a bull terrier that ripped off a woman's lip claims it was a "kiss gone wrong".
Two men have been banned from fishing after being caught with hundreds of under-sized paua.
PCC expects to spend more than $152k on UFB competition it may not win but the mayor argues it's money well spent.
A car fire blocked southbound lanes near Plimmerton - the second blockage of the day on SH1.
Police continue their investigation into a man's death in a Titahi Bay house fire early on Sunday.
The attempted robbery all happened in less than a minute, and dairy owner Jimmy Patel said he just reacted without thinking.
A 3000-home suburb, with a school and community facilities, is planned for Porirua.
Spicer Landfill will get up to $725,000 worth of upgrades in the next two years, Porirua City Council has announced.
A Porirua school may get its $675,000 respite from flooding sooner rather than later.
Recording of woman under attack with a hammer calling 111 played to jury for attempted murder trial.
Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is running for the #gigatownporirua cause again – this time, from zombies.
Ngati Toa's treaty settlement is being celebrated, but it's bitter sweet for Tiratu Williams.
Zach Bovey is making a name for himself in a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention: inline hockey.
Residents are gearing up for battle over a giant $17 million supermarket in Porirua.
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.
A two-day retreat to Wairarapa for Porirua City councillors and senior council staff cost $8200.
A Porirua building which saw the world's largest fast food chain enter the New Zealand market is for sale.
Porirua's 19-year-old, three-storey canopies could fail in high winds, a council report says.
Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett wants ministers to step in and get Pacific Health Services' electricity restored.
A Porirua community health service has had its electricity cut off - and says it's in the dark about the reasons why.
What is left of the Paremata Barracks is the only remaining example of a colonial stone-built military fort in New Zealand.
A health service is concerned its forced move to a second-floor office will endanger its work with elderly and disabled patients.
Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is hoping his 20km run will see the city finish strong in the ultra-fast broadband competition.
It's a big week for Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett. Before his wedding, he will run from Porirua to Wellington.
Man died during 62nd birthday celebrations, just two days after he was discharged from hospital after falling from a ladder.
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Noise control complaints are up nearly 20 per cent in the past year in Porirua, costing ratepayers $70,000.
A man forced his way into a Porirua home and sexually attacked a woman this morning.
The 47-year-old man shared more than 600 sexual images of girls - some aged under 13.
A $30,000 grant to the now- defunct Mana Education Centre has fallen into a black hole.
Application to build new supermarket in Porirua expected to be heard in September.
'Significant' delays are expected into Wellington after a crash south of Porirua this morning.
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Crims beware: the CCTV cameras in Porirua's city centre are to be manned fulltime.
Outdoor area for Plimmerton kindy in sight
Midwinter swimmers taking a bracing dip at Plimmerton's Karehana Bay have helped to raise $10,000.
The mother and partner of a man who died of a sudden illness are fighting over his property.
A man shot and tasered by police last year is to stand trial for attempted murder.
Thirty employees at Porirua City Council each earn more than $100,000.
Porirua City Council is to donate nearly $40,000 after a "massive" spill of partly treated sewage.
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