Wellington gets a hammering gallery video

Children watch the rough seas along Steyne Avenue, near Plimmerton train station.

Roads, beaches and seawalls have all been engulfed by massive waves north of the capital.

Porirua power mostly restored

Power is cut to homes in the Mana area.

Five homes remain without power near Porirua after hours-long cut affected hundreds.

Bug outbreak shuts pool

The pools at Te Rauparaha Arena and Aquatic Centre are closed due to five cases of cryptosporidium, which causes ...

A Porirua pool is closed after five cases of a serious tummy bug are linked to it.

Stick men want more pay

Activists dressed as Pak n Save stick men protest outside the Porirua Store on Parumoana St. First Union say they are ...

Union asking for Porirua Pak 'n Save workers to have parity with other Wellington supermarkets

Hip hop's 'Olympics of dance'

Shae King goes through a routine that propelled him and his dance crew in to a world competition.

Dancers are training just as hard as our top athlete's for their shot at glory.

Fatherhood 'relaxing' for Porirua mayor

Wellington mayoral candidate Nick Leggett,step daughter Madi Masaga-Pita,11, and his wife Emily, with their newborn son ...

Nappy changing, lullabies and baby bathing are helping a mayoral contender relax.

'Dangerous' man sought

Police are looking for Titia Apaipo, 20.

Police are warning people not to approach a Porirua man who cut off his electronic bracelet.

'Menthol cigs saved my life' video

Porirua Discount T worker Justin Liu was robbed on Sunday by a man wielding a machete. Liu shows how long the weapon was.

Justin Liu thought fast before the machete swung for his head - he grabbed the cigarettes.

'Sheild' be wrong, mate

Developers have ordered a new sign to replace this misspelled tribute to deceased politician Dame Margaret Shields in a ...

Spelling not strong suit in street sign screw-up.

Machete used in Porirua robbery

CCTV footage of the robbery at Discount T, on Serlby Place, just before 3pm on Sunday.

Masked man used a machete to rob Discount T store on Sunday.

Riding for Disabled moving on

Wellington Riding for the Disabled is on the move to Battle Hill.

Welcome to the neigh-bourhood.

'Adviser' preyed on vulnerable

Menefata Toso sought money for advice he was not licensed to give.

Menefata Toso promised immigration help that he wasn't licensed to give.

Assault witnesses sought

Police are hunting a man after an attack on a woman in Porirua.

Porirua police ask witnesses to an assault on Tuesday to come forward.

Arrest in Tawa burglary case

An arrest has been made in connection with the burglary of a Tawa home.

The man caught on camera breaking into a Wellington house has been captured by police.

'It gives me immense pleasure'

Carolina Gartner is the featured artist at Mana Arts Society Winter Exhibition July 2016

Plimmerton artist says it's hard to let her paintings go, but creating her works is very rewarding.

Puppies abandoned in Porirua

Wellington SPCA inspector Gina Kemp with two of the 11 puppies that were found in Cannons Creek in the early hours of Friday.

SPCA is looking for the mother of 11 four-week-old puppies found alone and soaking wet.

Family watch burglar's invasion

An intruder was caught on camera when he broke into the Watkins' house.

An open bottle of milk next to a blaring television was the first clue all was not well in a Wellington home.

Kapiti Coast residents picked for Fashion Week

Rikitia Holloway, left, of Otaki, and Konan Snow, of the Kapiti Coast, will walk at New Zealand Fashion Week in August.

The Kapiti Coast's model potential is on the rise, with high school student Konan Snow and legal executive student Rikitia Holloway selected for NZFW.

Three golds in her pocket

Porirua swimmer Bronagh Ryan returned from the Oceania Champs in Fiji with three gold medals.

Porirua swimmer Bronagh Ryan won big in Fiji.

'Housing crisis to rival Auckland'

An aerial photo of Kenepuru Hospital and surrounds.

Porirua is set to get 400 to 500 new houses, but some residents on former Kenepuru Hospital land will be evicted to make way for them.

'I'm not scared of much'

Rosie Duxfield (left) fighting Mamta Morganan. Duxfield says growing up with two brothers made her tough.

 Porirua kickboxer says growing up with brothers has prepared her for stepping into the ring.

Rates go up for Porirua

It's a rise in rates for Porirua, but it is set to get a new diving platform at Paremata.

Porirua residents will have a 3.3 per cent rate increase, but will get a new diving platform and keep its life guards in Titahi Bay.

Psychiatric report for rape accused

Police canvas Waihemo Street in Porirua following Fridays brutal home invasion and rape

Porirua rape accused has psychiatric report ordered to determine his fitness to plead.

Not guilty plea over fatal crash

Damian Andrew Lawson appears in Porirua District Court on a charge of reckless driving causing death.

A man charged after a female passenger died in a car crash after a police chase has pleaded not guilty.

Takeaway clue in siege fire

The D indicates the lounge, which burn patterns show was the origin of the fire that destroyed 26a Kokiri Cres, the ...

Did whoever burned down the house where police dog Gazza died have a snack at the crime scene?

Porirua on parade for te reo

From left, Leon Tauroa, Rangihana Te Hauora and Cale Hor from Russell School in Porirua show off their cardboard carving ...

Wellington will host Aotearoa's first parade to celebrate Maori Language Week.

Army, Fire, Police... Dad

Joseph Konlechner graduated top of his class at the Porirua Police College last week. His sister Esther Konlechner took ...

He's fought fires, administered aid in Papua New Guinea and just graduated as a cop, but Joseph Konlechner's toughest job yet is about to begin.

'Help parents...help everybody' video

Aotea College head boy Noa Woolloff says age doesn't determine someone's ability to be a good parent.

 It's been six months since teenage parent Noa Woolloff hit the news and it turns out he's been pretty busy.

Wellington's gone to the dogs

Wellington dog owners pay the most when it comes to registering their dogs with the council.

Geography matters when it comes to paying for man's best friend.

Rain heavy, thunder possible

Porirua residents will be hoping for no return of flooding in their area in May.

Much of New Zealand is under a severe weather watch on Monday morning.

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