The art we own is gathering dust

Wellington City Council has moved its most expensive piece, Charles Barraud's portrait of Te Puni, to the council’s ...

NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.

Who'd steal a kid's rabbit?

Josh likes to tell Snowball stories.

Eagle-eyed neighbour to the rescue after thieves take autistic boy's pet.

Top courses beckon

Ryan Waller, who will be playing interclub golf for Judgeford's top side in 2017.

Judgeford Golf Club players can't wait to get on the green at some of the region's top courses.

Paddlers at the ready

Toa Waka Ama Club J16 paddlers, from left, Nohorua Te Hounuku Ropata, Whatarangi Winiata, Andy Hanara (coach) and ...

Hundreds of Porirua paddlers have descended on Lake Karapiro this week for waka ama nationals

More speed cameras coming

The Wellington region is home to one of the country's most snap-happy speed cameras at Whitford Brown Ave in Porirua.

Motorists face a crackdown as police plan a rollout of new cameras in speeding hotspots.

Teen saved from sea

A helicopter in Titahi Bay, Porirua where it is understood a teenager nearly drowned.

Young woman was unconscious when brought to safety by surfer and lifeguards off Titahi Bay.

Council satisfied with landfill

Spicer landfill has gone through many changes since September 2015.

The management plan at Spicer Landfill seems to be working.

'I knew I could handle it' video

Hayley Patuwai, 32, boogie boarded down Huka Falls. The Porirua man said it was a personal challenge and the second time ...

Huka Falls boogie boarder says "reckless" stunt wasn't the first time he went over the edge.

Bread out, veges in

A goose with "angel wing" caused by poor nutrition.

Healthier items should be on the menu when feeding ducks, a Porirua man says.

Big pay rise for uni boss

University of Canterbury vice-chancellor, Dr Rod Carr, was paid $31,000 in back pay in the last financial year, a ...

Rise of at least $90,000 for Canterbury's Rod Carr's rise reflects resized role and quake duties.

No sleeping in the aisles

Stan Lee Lingman headed along to the opening in his pyjamas and dressing gown.

Porirua's pyjama-clad shoppers flock to new supermarket promotion.

Art Action endures at festival

Toa Lualua, left, helps Ioana Ponita to make a lei as part of the Art Action at Festival of the Elements in 2010.

Create a newspaper fashion item or launch a paper plane at this year's Festival of the Elements.

57 new jobs for Porirua

Porirua's newest supermarket, Countdown, in Aotea, is set to open.

The ribbon has been cut and the doors are open at the new Countdown in Porirua.

Big guns out for lagoon concert

From left, Arno Stil, Ataahua Pakaurangi, Veititi Alapati, Avril Stil and Jillian Tupuse from Virtuoso Strings, who will ...

Light opera, cannons and Star Wars will feature at Porirua's Symphony at the Lagoon.

Busy summer for lifeguards

The 2016/17 Titahi Bay Beach lifeguards, who will be helping at Foxton as well.

Porirua lifeguards are patrolling their beaches and helping at others up the coast.

Dance, family and waka ama

Gaylene Sciascia, who was made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for services to dance in the New Year Honour List.

Dancer Gaylene Sciascia recognised for her years promoting performing arts in Porirua.

Titahi Bay surf boats winless

Tim Marsden, right, sweep for the Titahi Bay under-19 women's crew, finds himself in the drink after a big wave at the ...

Flat conditions weren't ideal for the Porirua club in the latest surf boat competition.

Don't mention the P word

The view from one of the sections.

Anger as Porirua townhouses are marketed as being in Wellington.

Crash closes SH58

State Highway 58 over Haywards Hill is closed after the crash.

A two-car crash has been cleared after it closed Haywards Hill Rd.

Crash causes delays

Police are asking motorists to avoid the Whitby crash site.

One person was trapped when the car rolled at a busy intersection.

The year that was ...

Local Hero award winner, Trentham policeman Josh Robertson with Gazza.

Police dog handler Josh Robertson reflects on 2016, the year his best friend Gazza died in the Porirua seige.

Nasa on course to fly to Porirua


Mayor reaches for the sky to bring American space agency to inspire young people.

'Too much to be done'

Caroline Herewini, Kaiwhakahaere of Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Refuge in Porirua and Kapiti got her moko at 50 years old: ...

Caroline Herewini won't stop working while women still need refuge help.

Claim of more jail 'cellfies'

Corey Thompson, serving 12 months for burglary, at his sentencing in September. He has since posted selfies from inside ...

Rimutaka Prison director apologises to one victim, as more jail photos emerge.

Trail of drugs and money

Henderson's money ended up in police hands and he faces an application for it to be permanently forfeited.

Porirua drug dealer dropped about $200,000 of meth and money as he fled police.

"I just want to get on with it"

New Porirua Vikings premier coach, Antz Akavi.

A Porirua rugby league club is welcoming back a favourite son as top coach.

Minimum jail time upheld

Ernest Smith at his sentencing for the murder of Amanda Taufale, who was 33.

Ernest Smith loses appeal against having to serve at least 17 years for murdering his ex-partner.

No presents yet? No worries video

Avril Ringrose, left, a "super shopper" at Porirua's North City mall, discusses gift ideas with a customer.

Shopping adviser has the answers - and men really do want socks and undies.

Hall on chopping block - again

The Marines Hall in Titahi Bay, closed since 2012 because of structural issues.

The future of Marines Hall in Porirua looks grim after a plan to save it fell through.

Slow take up for festive brunch

Bernard Marama volunteered to clear tables at last year's Christmas brunch.

Porirua's Christmas Day celebration is open for everyone, but registrations are needed.

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