Kapi Mana News

Aotea primary school won't happen soon

Aotea is growing, but not fast enough to earn a new primary school.

There won't likely be a new primary school for Aotea soon.

Good news for ratepayers

Porirua's rates rise may not be high as expected.

Porirua's rates may rise 3.7 per cent in this year's annual plan.

My Kitchen Rules in Plimmerton

Dal Philavong, left, and Dai Phonevilay are cooking up a taste of Laos in Porirua.

A taste of Laos is being made in Plimmerton.

Missing money at Porirua Vikings

Porirua Vikings' premiers have struggled on the field this season, and there is an allegation of fraud off it.

The Porirua Vikings has laid a fraud complaint with police.

Dawn hits major milestone

Northern United rugby player Dawn Patelesio, who recently played her 300th game for her club.

Dawn Patelesio is all about Northern United.

Poly Palace operator seeking compo

Richie Moore from Poly Palace.

Poly Palace will close and its operator is taking legal action against Porirua City Council.

Pit bulls attack woman in Titahi Bay

Two pit bulls have attacked a woman in Titahi Bay.

Woman attacked by pit bulls in Titahi Bay.

'All you need is fire in your belly'

Kevin Watson received a Porirua 50th medal in 2015.

Kevin Watson believes if you want a job done you should do it yourself.

Mana principal relishes new role

Mana College's new principal, John Murdoch, who starts in term 2.

There's a change coming to Mana College.

Apisai to lead New Zealand under-20s

Leni Apisai from the Hurricanes, Lions and Northern United has been named New Zealand's under-20 rugby captain.

Leni Apisai is the new skipper of New Zealand's under-20 rugby side.

Mixed report for Porirua Harbour

Porirua Harbour's health is declining or improving, depending on who you talk to.

A scorecard for Porirua Harbour bears mixed results.

We'll drink to that says RSA

Mana MP Kris Faafoi and Porirua RSA president Roger Kingsford are delighted a special licence that RSAs needed to serve ...

A voicemail message kickstarted a national liquor licensing law change.

Saturday burial surcharge 'unfair'

Martin Edwards, left, and Dennis Makalio, who object to the cost of a Saturday burial in Porirua.

Porirua's extra $690 Saturday fee is "ripping people off", says Mongrel Mob member.

NZSO remembers fallen composers

Hawkes Bay soprano Madeleine Pierard will sing in a concert with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra this Thursday.
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A New Zealand Symphony Orchestra concert this week will commemorate World War I.

Mental health-cancer survival link studied

Dr Ruth Cunningham of Otago University.

Otago University researchers are looking for breast cancer patients who have experienced mental illness.

Council property lying vacant

This home and the 1.7 acres it sits on was marketed as `The Bay's Final Gem' when Colliers International marketed it in ...

At a time when rates rises are reaching record levels in Porirua, prime pieces of city council-owned real estate are sitting undeveloped.

Asi loving the interclub challenge

From left, Josh Crumpstone, Qualen Asi, Trey Shedlock and Jayden Ford represent the next generation of Judgeford ...

Qualen Asi is loving being a member of Judgeford Golf Club's top interclub team.

Giant transport plan strains resources

A grade separate interchange being built at the Haywards lights is part of a massive $6.62b transport programme for the ...

There are workforce problems with the $7 billion Wellington transport programme.

The biggest fire in Porirua history

A view from Paremata on February 21, 2010, looking towards the fire in Whitireia Park.

Russell Postlewaight​ had not long poured himself a scotch when he saw the smoke.

House dangerous and urine stained, says tenant

Wayne Smith in his Hukatai St home in Elsdon, unhappy that the $26,000 upgrade has been shoddy, with paint already ...

Wayne Smith says he's living in an unsuitable Housing New Zealand home.

Overhaul at city council

Former Porirua City Council Village Programme Manager Ian Barlow.

Porirua City Council is going through major changes in its management.

'Brutal' Colonial Knob tests winner

Angus Hulme-Moir, 48, rides to victory in the veteran category of the 2016 Porirua Grand Traverse.

'Brutal' Colonial Knob tests Porirua Grand Traverse veteran.

Pokia the consummate club worker

Liz Pokia with Porirua City Mayor Nick Leggett.

Liz Pokia humbled by city accolade for volunteer work.

Bad eyesight but bright vision for theatre

Whitby resident Declan Callaghan, 18, has secured an internship to design and make costumes for Lord Lackbeard's ...

Teen with bad eyesight has bright vision for theater.

Kiwi rock luminaries' Stardust memories

Jordan Luck, Alastair Riddell, Eddie Rayner and Zaine Griff.

Kiwi rockers join up for tribute to David Bowie.

Wet wipes a scourge for plumbers

Titahi Bay plumber Steve Warren, who says wet wipes flushed down the toilet are a pain for him and his fellow plumbers.

Steve Warren is not a fan of wet wipes in his line of work.

Glynis a real community champion

Glynis Denz, from Titahi Bay, who was awarded a Porirua 50th medal.

Glynis Denz has many enriching moments as a member of Rotary, but one of the light-hearted ones stands out for the Porirua woman.

Porirua paddler off to Rio

Marty McDowell at the Zealand Olympic Games Canoe Sprint Team announcement in Auckland.

Marty McDowell is off to Rio.

Porirua pair dance their way to the top video

Emma Pine and Emma Huxfield are ready to show Porirua what they are made of as they get ready for the junior rock'n'roll ...

Emma Pine and Emma Huxford have danced their way to victory.

Step up for St Theresa's principal

Donna McDonald says taking on the principal role was a big step up but was one she wanted to take.

Donna McDonald has decided to take a leap and further her career by taking up the position of principal of St Theresa's School.

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