100kg gone, but more to go

''I was too embarrassed to show my face in public.''

Petranoff Smith

Petranoff Smith used to eat 16 slices of bread, 16 eggs, a packet of bacon for breakfast; now he's a 100kg lighter.

'Crowding' killed baby

Generic housing

A baby's death in an over-crowded home has prompted criticism about unsuitable living conditions.

Diesel spill closes road


Grays Rd around the Pauatahanui inlet is closed after a truck's trailer tipped, spilling diesel across the road.

Leggett as Labour president?

Nick leggett

Could Porirua mayor Nick Leggett be Labour's next party president?

School gets a crossing thanks to Amelia

Amelia Taatiti

Pupils at a Porirua school will have a safe place to cross thanks to one of their classmates.

It's 'win or bust' for Faafoi in Mana

Kris Faafoi

MP Kris Faafoi is not on Labour's list, so for him winning the Mana seat is crucial.

A speed camera, really?

speed cam

There are claims a new speed camera has been hidden behind a tree to increase revenue.

Narrow miss for Porirua

Nick Leggett

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett unwilling to concede defeat in Gigatown competition.

Porirua's giga fail

$93k bid for net loses out


Porirua seems to have narrowly missed being one of the last five towns in the year long race to get ultrafast internet.

Nude awakening

Porirua pot find 9 Sept.

Police surprised an alleged drug grower in the nude when they raided his Porirua home.

A lifelong love of cars

1932 Roadster

Barry Cullen doesn't care that his 1932 Roadster is made from fibreglass and isn't the true blue article.

Leggett's lyrics for less lag

'GigaMayor' rap seeks internet speed boost


Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett goes topless in rap video "GigaMayor" to speed up Porirua's internet.

Grenada link not settled: NZTA

petone link road

The best option to link Tawa and Lower Hutt is by no means settled, and NZTA has acknowledged SH58 needs improvement.

In the dogbox (graphic content)

Stanley Boy

The owner of a bull terrier that ripped off a woman's lip claims it was a "kiss gone wrong".

Banned from fishing

poached paua

Two men have been banned from fishing after being caught with hundreds of under-sized paua.

Costs seen as money well spent

Muck the pig

PCC expects to spend more than $152k on UFB competition it may not win but the mayor argues it's money well spent.

Car fire, crash block SH1


A car fire blocked southbound lanes near Plimmerton - the second blockage of the day on SH1.

Death in fire investigated


Police continue their investigation into a man's death in a Titahi Bay house fire early on Sunday.

Dairy owner chases thief

Whitby dairy owners

The attempted robbery all happened in less than a minute, and dairy owner Jimmy Patel said he just reacted without thinking.

3000 new homes for Porirua

porirua generic

A 3000-home suburb, with a school and community facilities, is planned for Porirua.

Landfill upgrades on cards


Spicer Landfill will get up to $725,000 worth of upgrades in the next two years, Porirua City Council has announced.

Flood relief in sight for school

Maraeroa School

A Porirua school may get its $675,000 respite from flooding sooner rather than later.

Jury hears 111 call after attack


Recording of woman under attack with a hammer calling 111 played to jury for attempted murder trial.

Mayor on the run

Porirua game

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is running for the #gigatownporirua cause again – this time, from zombies.

Ngati Toa finally gain recompense

Tiratu Williams

Ngati Toa's treaty settlement is being celebrated, but it's bitter sweet for Tiratu Williams.

Inline for Zach

Zach Bovey

Zach Bovey is making a name for himself in a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention: inline hockey.

Supermarket battle looms

Countdown Porirua

Residents are gearing up for battle over a giant $17 million supermarket in Porirua.

Kids up for boxing challenge

boxing kids

Before getting in the ring, the boys who have shown up for the first class of the Cannons Creek Boxing Academy must learn the rules.

Council's $8200 Wairarapa retreat

Solway Park

A two-day retreat to Wairarapa for Porirua City councillors and senior council staff cost $8200.

Bite of history on offer

mcdonald strap

A Porirua building which saw the world's largest fast food chain enter the New Zealand market is for sale.

Canopies to come down

canopie strap

Porirua's 19-year-old, three-storey canopies could fail in high winds, a council report says.

Mayor: Get power back on

electricity 300

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett wants ministers to step in and get Pacific Health Services' electricity restored.

Power plug pulled on health service

Light bulb

A Porirua community health service has had its electricity cut off - and says it's in the dark about the reasons why.

Holding the fort at the Paremata barracks

Paramata Barracks

What is left of the Paremata Barracks is the only remaining example of a colonial stone-built military fort in New Zealand.

Move may be a step too far

 Pacific Health Service

A health service is concerned its forced move to a second-floor office will endanger its work with elderly and disabled patients.

Mayor runs for UFB


Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is hoping his 20km run will see the city finish strong in the ultra-fast broadband competition.

Mayor to leg-it

Nick Leggett

It's a big week for Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett. Before his wedding, he will run from Porirua to Wellington.

Doctor got it wrong

Gary Donald Wilmshurst

Man died during 62nd birthday celebrations, just two days after he was discharged from hospital after falling from a ladder.

Porirua noise complaints on rise

Porirua generic

KRIS DANDO - Kapi-Mana News

Noise control complaints are up nearly 20 per cent in the past year in Porirua, costing ratepayers $70,000.

Sex assault in home invasion


A man forced his way into a Porirua home and sexually attacked a woman this morning.

Man jailed for graphic images

Child abuse

The 47-year-old man shared more than 600 sexual images of girls - some aged under 13.

Where did the $30,000 go?

Litea Ah Hoi

A $30,000 grant to the now- defunct Mana Education Centre has fallen into a black hole.

Panel to hear supermarket plan


Application to build new supermarket in Porirua expected to be heard in September.

Up to four cars in SH1 crash

Traffic Wellington

'Significant' delays are expected into Wellington after a crash south of Porirua this morning.

CCTV to keep an eye on Porirua

CCTV cameras

KRIS DANDO - Kapi-Mana News

Crims beware: the CCTV cameras in Porirua's city centre are to be manned fulltime.

It's kinda cold raising cash

Outdoor area for Plimmerton kindy in sight

 Jeremy Kelly-Perez

Midwinter swimmers taking a bracing dip at Plimmerton's Karehana Bay have helped to raise $10,000.

Tug of war over dead man's property

NZ house, real estate, property

The mother and partner of a man who died of a sudden illness are fighting over his property.

Man shot by police to face trial


A man shot and tasered by police last year is to stand trial for attempted murder.

Pay rockets at council

Porirua City Council

Thirty employees at Porirua City Council each earn more than $100,000.

$40k for 'careless' sewage spill

Titahi Bay generic

Porirua City Council is to donate nearly $40,000 after a "massive" spill of partly treated sewage.

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