This page is about Jody Bank and why she decided to live in Porirua City.
Jody Bank enjoying the sunshine at Titahi Bay beach.
It was the cost of housing that finally persuaded Jody Bank, her partner Jon Wall and sons Reuben and Rowan to shift to Titahi Bay a few months ago.
For the cost of a "scummy two-bedroom apartment" in central Wellington, they found a 3-bedroomed home with double garage, big gardens and stunning views across Titahi Bay beach.
"We have such a sense of space with the garden and amazing views."
Jody has also discovered a vibrant beach-side community that has welcomed her with open arms.
"I'm really excited about the area. People from the city are moving out here and doing up houses. Everyone's so friendly here and it's more laid back than Wellington City."