Porirua

Walking home after the Big One

Kapiti Lions are organising a Long Walk Home event to get people prepared for a disaster in Wellington.

Could you walk home from Wellington to Porirua or Kapiti if rail and roads were destroyed?

Taekwondo gold medallist sentenced

Jason Teio at the ITF World Champs.

A former gold medal winning martial artist has been given home detention after using his skills to assault three people.

Safer lunches together video

Police recruit Bradley Parkes loves the food he gets served up.

CuriousCity: eight kitchen staff feed up to 450 diners three times at day at the Royal Police College.

Stationery starter packs

Pera Barrett, who performs as 'Perceive' is helping to make things a bit easier for Porirua school kids.

Starting a new year at school is about to get a whole lot easier for some Porirua children.

Four wrestling golds for Tawa

Olivia Bareta-Rodgers and Manav Khullar, who won gold medals at the recent wrestling nationals in Tauranga.

A small Wellington wrestling club is packing a big punch on the national stage.

State house sale lasts 24 hours

One of the state houses being marketed by Harcourts.

Quick thinking investors could have snapped up three empty state houses that were taken off the market after a day.

Classroom ownership confusion

The Ministry of Education is not sure if they own this building on their land in Wellington.

There's a building sitting on Ministry of Education land in Wellington - but the ministry isn't sure who owns it.

15-year old missing since June

Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate Sunshyne McLean, 15, who is missing from Porirua.

Sunshyne McLean, 15, has not been seen since June.

Top barbershop talent on show video

Burnside High School M4 placed first in the boys quartet.

About 750 students descended on Porirua for the Young Singers in Harmony event, with top barbershop singers in fine voice.

'Waste of a public resource'

From left, Jan Logie, Mike Tana and Kris Faafoi want the Government to fix state houses in Porirua.

Porirua MPs and mayoral candidates call for empty state houses to be made available to those who need them.

Porirua amputee battles care-giving company

Matua Pusa Finau says he is tired of complaining to the company that provides his caregivers.

A Porirua double amputee says taxpayers are funding a care-giving service that sometimes never shows up.

Cyclone-proof homes save lives

Cyclone damage in Samoa. Volunteers are needed to build cyclone-proof houses before the cyclone season hits in January.

Fancy a tropical island holiday with a difference? Habitat for Humanity has just the vacation for you.

Cambo's not a fan of the cold

Daniel Hillier, left, looks on during a coaching session in Porirua with golfing legend Michael Campbell.

New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell is back in his home country for a flying visit, but isn't a fan of New Zealand spring weather.

Officer admits striking suspect

A police officer charged with assault was worried an abusive drunk man might have a weapon.

A police officer charged with assaulting a man had become concerned that the intoxicated group might have weapons

Ngati Toa School wins production

Some pupils who will perform as elephants in Ngati Toa school's production of The Jungle Book.

A Porirua school is staging The Jungle Book after winning a international helping hand to put it on.

Rates relief key platform for candidate

Porirua mayoral candidate David Watt.

Porirua mayoral candidate David Watt isn't letting inexperience hold him back.

Officer in court on assault charge

A court has heard how a police officer was stunned to see another officer allegedly assault a Porirua man.

Police officer tells court he hit a drunk man he had dragged from a car preemptively to prevent getting hit himself

Car crashes into power pole

The vehicle struck a power pole, bringing down live wires.

Live wires brought down in van crash.

In-home educator owes $882K

The first liquidator report shows Pasifika in-home early childhood education provider, The Aoga i Maota Charitable ...

Some staff KiwiSaver deductions, tax and other payments were not paid, liquidators say.

'Hit by police in face and ribs'

A police officer has denied assaulting a drunk man who was in a car stopped for drink driving in Porirua.

A police officer denies assaulting young man after dragging him from a car.

'A different solution'

Porirua mayoral candidate Gordon Marshall.

A Porirua mayoral candidate wants to change the political system and promote more social equality and a moneyless society.

Cycleway budget rises

The suburb of Onepoto could have a million dollar connection with Porirua's CBD soon.

The need to control erosion means the cost of to ratepayers for a Porirua cycleway has risen about $40,000.

Rest home dishes up delights

Jerson Lat says rest home residents should feel like they're dining in a a fine restaurant.

Restaurant-quality meals are being served at a Porirua rest home by an award-winning chef.

Man in hospital after Porirua assault

The serious assault happened early Friday in Titahi Bay.

Police investigate serious bashing in early-morning hours.

Love concretes all video

Nigel beside his - or possibly her - concrete mate on Mana Island.

It's a tale of two lovebirds - except one of them has a heart of stone.

Two men on run in Wellington

Michael Coles (left) is wanted for breaching bail, assault and possessing an offensive weapon. Shane McQuillan is also ...

One on run for weapon and assault charges has distinctive forehead tattoo.

Fresh power outage video

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A wintry blast, slamming into the lower North Island with snow, hail, and ...

Power restored in Upper Hutt and Porirua, but then new outages strike.

Want Ardie Savea's boots?

Paul Latham with Sean Maitland's Scotland top and the Canberra Raiders jersey to be auctioned to raise money for his ...

How about an All Blacks jersey or a signed Wellington Phoenix shirt? You can with a series of charity auctions going live on Trade Me this week.

Porirua boxer wins Golden Gloves

Latu Talu just won a Golden Gloves title but has his sight set on an even bigger competition.

A Porirua boxing champ has his eyes firmly set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Is saving 30sec worth it?

Colin Bleasdale on the courtesy crossing outside the Plimmerton shops.

More measures are in place to slow traffic in Plimmerton, north of Porirua.

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