Little in common

Mayor of Porirua Nick Leggett says Wairarapa could hold the rest of a Wellington super-city back.

Reducing the smell from Tawa landfill

They kicked up a stink, and now something is being done to reduce the odour from a Tawa landfill.

On board for a diving platform

Jumping into Porirua harbour would be safer if there was a purpose-built diving platform, says one resident.

Fears over dog thefts in Porirua

Marks on fences in Porirua have residents worried dogs are being staked out for a dog-fighting ring.

Porirua councillors ranked and rated

Izzy Ford is a big mover in latest survey of Porirua City councillors, second only to mayor Nick Leggett.

War memorial recalls those who served

At the end of WWI, with 18,000 Kiwis killed, NZ made the practical decision to leave the dead where they fell.

Porirua council softens super-city stance

Porirua City Council has watered down its official submission on amalgamation.

Simpson looks to life after council

Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, standing down in October, believes no one is irreplaceable.

Search for diver scaled back

The search for a diver thought to be missing near Kapiti Coast is being wound down after reports he was picked up by a boatie.

Family can state in their state home

The foster father of a severely disabled man is relieved their home will not be sold by the government.

Landfill causing a stink in Tawa

There's something foul in the air in Tawa.

Second slide accident

Wellingtonian broke her leg on a large inflatable slide days before a similar accident in Christchurch.

Lost war medal found

A Gallipoli veteran's son is celebrating the return of his missing campaign medal.

Plimmerton stream a health hazard?

Plimmerton's new domain has a black spot - a stinky stream that is making dogs sick.

It's lighter without the Canopies

Porirua's Canopies are down and the sun is streaming in, but people are still worried about the rain.

Dog dies after lip ripped

To the end, Gretel Fairbrother was her dog's best friend, staying with him as he was put down for a vicious attack on a woman.

Fatal crash blamed on several factors

Speed, tyres and roading have been blamed for death of a teenager on Haywards Hill Rd.

Fire in Porirua

A dangerous-goods expert has been called to a fire in Porirua.

New boat boosts rescue service

A new boat means Coastguard Mana is back on the water full time.

Principal despairs at rotting school

Porirua principal had enough of the leaky, rotting buildings staff and students are working in.

Raw sewage closes Porirua beach

Raw sewage flowing into the sea at Plimmerton Beach has forced authorities to close the area.

Coker death: Accused faces court

Emotions ran high in a packed courtroom as 26-year-old man faced murder charge over death of Bruce Coker.

Missing woman found safe and well

Police say Miriama Pawa, 34, who was reported missing from Titahi Bay on Sunday, was found safe and well yesterday.

Council slated over CBD

Trevor Campbell rolls his eyes when the words "Porirua city centre" and "canopies" are mentioned.

Coker death now a murder charge

Man in court after death of Porirua man Bruce Coker is now facing a murder charge.

Ill woman missing

A missing Porirua woman has police concerned because she needs medication.

Family escapes house fire

Porirua family escape with the clothes on their backs and a few personal items after fire guts home.

Marines hall costs keep rising

Debate over what to do with Porirua's Marines Hall has so far cost ratepayers more than $165,000.

From trash to tinsel

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, but for an Elsdon couple it's bringing Christmas joy back after the death of their daughter.

Horsing around with paint

Champing at the bit to raise funds for charity

Charity harnesses creativity, with one old pony proving you're never pasture time to paint.

A window on church history

A 136-year old church will get new stained glass windows thanks to a congregation member who tracked down its original features.

Alcohol bylaws tightened

Local alcohol plan passes, leaving Porirua residents unable to buy alcohol at off-licences after 9pm.

Marines Hall demo decision raises ire

Decision to demolish the "big joke" Titahi Bay Marines Hall led to verbal abuse of councillor.

Titahi Bay schools face funding shortfall

Trips, books and breakfasts take the hit as Titahi Bay schools face a drop in funding due to decile changes.

Plans for Porirua cbd unveiled

More green spaces are a main feature of newly-released plans for the upgrade of Porirua's city centre.

Call to replace canopies with awnings

A real estate agent says awnings and balconies, rather than the canopies, could give Porirua a French Riviera feel.

There and back again

A Porirua brother and sister have gone on an unexpected journey.

Fatal crash case dismissed

A careless driving charge against a Raumati woman following a fatal car crash has been dismissed.

More HNZ homes to be bowled

HNZ Tenants


More state homes in Poriura are to be demolished, and local MP Kris Faafoi is sceptical about promises of new development.

Gully toll could hurt Porirua

A toll on Transmission Gully could force motorists back on to Porirua roads, say councillors.

Woman likely fainted before fatal crash: doctor


Doctor backs woman's claim that she fainted before a crash which killed a Porirua dad.

Roads high priority for police


Crashes in Porirua and Kapiti take more of the area commander's focus than homicide - and here's why.

Work starts on $15m secure ward

Kenepuru facility

Construction has begun on $15m facility for young people with mental health and addiction issues.

Retailers decry canopy delays

Canopies Billi Kumar

Porirua store owners are worried business will suffer in the CBD while canopy repairs leave it uncovered.

Man injured in Kapiti crash

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A man remains in hospital tonight after a crash on a main route along the Kapiti Coast at rush hour.

Baby brain-damaged

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Lack of proper care by senior doctors led to permanent disability of recently born baby.

Community orchestra a hit

Musical opportunity strikes a chord

The Virtuoso Strings

Liz Sneyd, the driving force behind the Virtuoso Strings Orchestra, can barely be heard above the din of violin tuning and the excited chatter of about 80 children at a Cannons Creek hall.

$1.8m to upgrade wastewater plant

wastewater pipes

Urgent upgrades to Porirua wastewater treatment plant, costing about $1.8 million, were given the green light by Porirua City Council last week.

Kindy closes after nearly 40 years

Beanstalk kindy

For 38 years Beanstalk Kindergarten reached as high as the eye could see, but it has been chopped down in its prime.

Huntington's battle on big screen

The Inheritance

Documentary "The Inheritance" relates the struggle of Paremata woman Jody Lyon's struggle with Huntington's disease.

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