'Temporary' closure lasts nine months

Porirua Police Station has been closed at the weekends since June 2016.

There's still nobody home at the police stations in two North Island cities on weekends.

Clifford's piano falls quiet

Cliiford Matthews, who tinkled the ivories at Longview Home in Tawa for 38 years before recently giving up.

The Porirua 86-year-old is closing the lid on teaching after 38 years.

Something smells in Whitby

The smell plaguing some Whiby residents comes from plants, not cows, council says.

Manure or rotting vegetation? Something's stinking up a Porirua suburb.

Simpler times in Elsdon

Elsdon, Porirua, in the early 1950s, was roaring ahead. That is Kotuku St in the foreground.

In the 1950s life was simple as Porirua developed from village to city.

High kicks and high goals

Porirua's Newton Sythong, who will represent New Zealand at the Taekwondo World Championships in South Korea in June.

Newton Sythong doesn't need much motivation to attend taekwondo training or tournaments.

Books stolen in Porirua

Cheryl Brown from the Ranui Residents Association in Porirua with the book cupboard.

A community children's library kidnapping? You wouldn't read about it...

800 houses for Porirua

An aerial shot of Kenepuru Hospital and surrounding land in 2002.

Unlike the more expensive Aotea subdivision nearby, the new development's aimed at first home buyers.

Barefoot on the red carpet

Karen Tonks tries to decide what dress she'll wear on the red carpet next week.

No shoes? No worries! Wellington woman's very Kiwi approach to the Oscars.

Cobb & Co eyes Porirua

Cobb & Co is making a comeback around the country.

The home of NZ's first McDonald's is keen to bring back family friendly Cobb & Co, but not everyone's impressed.

Thousands lost in building sale

Property developer Ian Cassels.

As property prices surge nationwide, one council loses thousands on real estate deal.

Busy times for Solia

Frances Solia, who owns a gym in Porirua and has been named as Samoa's new national coach.

The former Central Pulse netball player doesn't have much time to sit still.

Crews' training session turns serious

The Paekakariki open women's surf boat crew in action.

Lifeguards came to the aid of a windsurfer, who had run out of energy to climb back on his board.

'Home is where the cats are'

Vikki Skinner and her partner rescue, rehome or trap, neuter and release cats in Porirua and Wellington.

Caring for dozens of cats a day is all in a day's work for Vikki Skinner.

Porirua dogs on short leash

Councillor Barbara Donaldson and  friend, Sage the lab, at Onehunga Bay in Whitireia Park.

There's a new leash on life for dogs at Onehunga Bay.

Council sticks to its guns

An artists' impression of the performing arts centre planned for Aotea College, thought to cost about $3.5m for a ...

No ratepayer funding will go towards a performing arts centre in Porirua anytime soon.

Health services merger

Primary health organisations Compass Health and Well Health Trust are to merge.

Compass Health and Well Health Trust say merger is necessary to adequately care for patients.

'Fun, fitness and friendship'

Kapi Mana Insteps Leisure Marching Team at a 2016 competition.

80 teams will descend on Porirua for the Leisure Marching nationals next month.

Club rugby kicks off soon

Tawa premier rugby players celebrate winning the Jubilee Cup at Porirua Park last August.

Wellington club rugby begins again in March, with tournament changes galore.

Leggett moves back to Porirua

Not retired: Nick Leggett is advising Wellington businesses.

Eight months after moving to Wellington for a tilt at its mayoralty, Nick Leggett has headed back up the road.

Patient escape from Kenepuru reported

Police were called out to help when a person left a forensic unit at Kenepuru.

Patient reported bolting from a Kenepuru forensic unit on Tuesday night, just 2 days after serious concerns about mental health facility raised.

'It can get better'

Rhianna Boyd survived seven years of anorexia and has written a book about her experience.

An anorexia survivor wants to give hope to other sufferers and their families.

Boy racers being watched video

Smoke hung in the air as the cars continued to skid in the industrial area.

Hundreds of boy racers got together for a night of burnouts. Little did they know police were filming the whole thing.

'Egg whites not injurious'

A photo from the 1950 Kapi Mana News for The Way We Were feature, February 2017 Porirua

Add cheese to your banana salad - and other tips from the 1950s Kapi-Mana News.

P cheaper than ever

Hamilton .  13/06/03 .. Model poses smoking Methamphetamine drugs using a lightbulb ice pipe .  pipe . Ice . P . meth . ...

It's easier to get meth than weed, and it's half the price it was a year ago, says drug counsellor.

Flooding closes Porirua highway

Part of State Highway 58 at Whitby was closed for around an hour on Monday afternoon due to flooding.

Motorists forced to take detour after floodwaters temporary close part of SH58.

Facebook 'friend' accused of rape

Tristan Tamati's trial is the first criminal trial to be held in the High Court building at Wellington since it was ...

Teenager agreed to meet a Facebook contact who gave her P and raped her, court told.

Canopies down, crime down

The canopy-free CBD in Porirua has let the sunlight in.

Police love the fact Porirua has no canopy cover in its CBD any more.

'I can see her smiling'

John Misky aboard a traditional waka or canoe. The Porirua man plans to build his own canoe to pay tribute to his ...

In 2003, he promised to build his grandmother a waka, now he's honouring that pledge.

Heading for the big fields

Josh Rogerson, left, and Elijah Just  have made the New Zealand Under-17 football side.

Elijah Just and Josh Rogerson can't wait to pull on New Zealand football colours

Memorial gets $517k overhaul

An artists' impression of the upgraded peace memorial planned for the edge of Te Rauparaha Park in Porirua.

Porirua's central city peace memorial is to get a major upgrade this year.

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