Kapi Mana News

Young butcher's chance of a lifetime

Rod Preston, left, managing director of Preston's Master Butcher, congratulates Kalolo Fale, after he was awarded an Outward Bound scholarship by Dunninghams.

A former Mana College student has been given the opportunity to attend Outward Bound.

Porirua dancer aiming high

Rose Chim, 16, is excited about opportunities that are opening up in the dance world.

Rose Chim has her sights set on the international stage after moving up from domestic competitions.

Caldwell likes the lights

Titahi Bay darts player Craig Caldwell has struck top form.

Craig Caldwell is a busy man in the darts world this month and next.

Sound stage a step closer

Lawn No 1, near the middle gate at Aotea Lagoon, is one of the locations proposed for the Porirua Rotary Club's soundshell plan.

A $115,000 grant could be the push needed to building a permanent sound stage in Porirua.

Steep rates rises for Porirua

Henry Child's  of Mana Island from Plimmerton.

Rates are expected to climb sharply in Porirua in coming years.

Viard first-five leads by example

Bishop Viard 1st XV first-five Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is having an outstanding season.

Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is one of the leaders on the field for Bishop Viard's 1st XV.

New council chief named

Wendy Walker, who will take over the Porirua City Council reins in October.

Wendy Walker will be Porirua City Council's new chief executive.

Tenders to be called for Trash Palace

Trash Palace ceased operations in April.

Trash Palace could be operating again in a few months.

Judgeford will not rest on laurels

The division 1 men's team from Judgeford, winners of the President's Salver. Back row, from left, Ben Duflou, Jeremy Clarke, Moleni Fa'aaliga, Dane Crawford, Alistair Crump, Bruce Robertson, Qualen Asi. Front row, from left, Duncan Rhind, Dudley Asi, Michael Payne, Joe Cuthers, Craig Wilkins. Absent were Kiki Maepu and Dean Tucker.

Judgeford Golf Club are able to reflect on a successful interclub golf season.

Good signs for Ole lads

Ole Football Academy players who have made the national under-17 training squad, from left, Owen Parker-Price, Callum McCowatt, Liam Jones, Ahmad Mohammadi and Michael Faber.

Five young football players are thriving at Ole Football Academy in Porirua and get ready to turn their attention to the national stage.

Ranui's rise in recycling

Porirua City Council's Wendy Barry, left, with Four Square Ranui's Dipak Dubariya, project co-ordinator Leanne Myers and Porirua Pharmarcy's Sharlene Cole are pleased with the rise in recycling.

Ranui shop owners are saying no to shoving everything into one rubbish bag and are taking steps to recycle more.

Warm Fuzzies in Porirua

Clockwise, from top left, Naomi Finau (Housing New Zealand), Eunice Patu, Kathy Furfie (Housing New Zealand), Miranda Struthers (Sustainability Trust) and Vanessa Cameron (Regional Public Health) at the Patu home in Cannons Creek.

Sustainability Trust is working hard to address housing issues in Porirua.

Faafoi slams housing policy

Mana MP Kris Faafoi is taking issue with the Government's state housing policy.

Mana MP Kris Faafoi says selling state houses to an Australian company will not go down well in Porirua.

Child's nightmare was real

An intruder is caught sneaking around Melissa Rodrigues' Waikanae property. The image comes from a smartphone app that coverts the phone's camera into a motion-sensing security monitor.

The "man with a light" outside a three-year-old's window wasn't just a dream.

Tawa liquor store shelved

The vacant store at 172 Main Rd, Tawa.

An application for a liquor store in Tawa has been dropped after community objections.

Marines Hall plan coming together

Titahi Bay Marines Hall, which may soon be in for an extensive upgrade.

A business plan for an upgrade of Titahi Bay's Marines Hall is getting closer.

Tokelau man honoured

Teaku Petaia with a boat carved by Tokelau community members. It is due for its maiden voyage in December:

Porirua resident Teaku Petaia has been awarded a Queen's Service Medal for his dedication to the Tokelauan community and church.

Ann says goodbye after 34 years

Ann Farrand leaves Greenacres School after being in the same classroom for 28 years.

Greenacres School will always be home to Ann Farrand, who is retiring after 34 years.

Cycle path gets funding injection

Cyclists in Porirua may soon have a new cycle path thanks to a government cycleways initiative.

Porirua is set to get a slice of the Government's $333 million to be spent on 41 new cycleways across the country.

Police grad follows in the family footsteps

A proud family moment. From left, Sue and Dave Allan, Glen and Brittany Allan, and Russell Joseph.

It's probably quite rare for a graduate of the New Zealand Police College to have most of their family in the force. But Glen Allan is one of the few.

Students ready for Polyfest

Aotea College's Paerata Robati in full flow at last year's Polyfest.

Aotea College will be hosting Polyfest at Te Rauparaha Arena on July 31.

Evan Watkin looks back

Evan Watkin. "I've pulled out of men's club cricket after I reported a player for dissent in January and he was found not guilty, which was ridiculous."

Test cricket umpire Evan Watkin talks about giving Brian Lara out, being the registrar of electors and Billy Bowden's antics.

Better disabled parking a must

A disabled car park.

Porirua cries out for better disabled parking as Porirua City Council redevelops the CBD.

Porirua gets $4000 boost

Kaley Lawrence, left, Jaelen Waller, Kasey Walker, Max Gray, and Cameron Duligall test out Pauatahanui School's new xylophones.

Pauatahanui School and another Porirua group have received funding from Mazda.

Jo-Maitera's charity trek

Jo-Maitera Hall is training to trek the Great Wall of China for charity.

Jo-Maitera Hall's heart is in the right place and she is prepared to walk the Great Wall of China to prove it.

Stella Lu ready for Pataka concert

Stella Lu can't wait for her performance at Pataka next month.

Pataka Friends Winter Music Series begins on July 19.

Creek post box petition gathers steam

Mana MP Kris Faafoi and the petition he has organised to get a post box put back in to Cannons Creek.

More post boxes are slated for removal in Tawa and Porirua, as a petition gathers signatures to get a new box for Cannons Creek.

Govt blamed over state home assaults

Bare land at Esk Place, Porirua, where HNZ flats were pulled down in May and June 2015.

Housing NZ employees were asking questions about the danger of state houses left empty.

Jerry Collins the Viking

Jerry Collins, right, congratulates North City player Adrian Saolele after the Wellington rugby league premier grand final between Norths and Wainuiomata in 2008, the year Collins played a lower-grade game for Norths.

The day that Jerry Collins played rugby league for North City Vikings won't be easily forgotten.

Porirua retail landmark sold for $11.5m

A birds-eye view of the Porirua Mega Centre, part of which has been sold by Argosy Property

A portion of the Porirua Mega Centre has been sold for $11.5 million.

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