Wednesday Aug 20
Lawyer gets speeding ticket thrown out
A Porirua lawyer may have set a legal precedent with far-reaching consequences after getting a $35 speeding ticket thrown out by a court.
3000 new homes for Porirua
Porirua City councillors last week accepted the Northern Growth Area Structure Plan for the proposed zone, which will become a suburb of more than 3000 homes - and potentially a new school and community facilities - fostered on land between Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay.
Still flying at 90
The Plimmerton resident had been a fighter-bomber pilot during World War II but, although parachutes were part of his everyday workwear, he never got the chance to use one.
Ngati Toa finally gain recompense
POIGNANT VICTORY: Tiratu Williams says it will be hard to celebrate today's handover of $70 million in assets, knowing that the kaumatua who made the original claim are no longer around.
Plating up a special pie and beer combo
If you missed out on a Visa Wellington on a Plate event, there are still some experiences on offer - one of which comes encased in golden puff pastry and is up for an award.