Kapi Mana News

Space and science for Porirua

Nasa satellite images like this, taken in 2009, are always of interest to the wider public.

Porirua could be on Nasa's radar soon, with a plan to attract its scientists to the city north of Wellington.

Doing nothing not an option

Dennis Makalio, senior Mongrel Mob member, says there's not enough help for methamphetamine addicts who want to get clean.

A Porirua meth hui was gut wrenching, full of emotion and nothing like your standard meet-the-candidates meeting.

Changes coming to fire service

Plimmerton Volunteer Fire Brigade will benefit from proposed changes coming to fire services, says its chief Carl Mills.

Recognition for volunteer brigades needed in the future, a Wellington fire service told Parliament.

Porirua on the right track, Leggett says

Porirua mayor - for the next few days - Nick Leggett.

The departing Porirua mayor says that it is the people he worked with that he will miss - and Cannons Creek fish and chips.

Fast bowler likes North City

Hamish Bennett in action for the Black Caps against India at Eden Park, Auckland, in 2014.

New Zealand cricketer Hamish Bennett is heading for the capital this summer.

Vikings under-12s win admirers

Porirua Vikings under 12 team.

Porirua Vikings under 12s didn't do all their winning on the field.

Trust candidates grilled

The building in Serlby Pl that houses Red Rat and The Ledge will cost $900,000 to earthquake strengthen.

Porirua Community Trust's finances came under the spotlight this week with a $900,000 bill for earthquake strengthening.

Walking home after the Big One

Kapiti Lions are organising a Long Walk Home event to get people prepared for a disaster in Wellington.

Could you walk home from Wellington to Porirua or Kapiti if rail and roads were destroyed?

Island abuzz with new business

Beekeeping on Kapiti island may not be a new venture but now people can buy the honey made on the bird sanctuary.

A sweet new business has sprung up on Kapiti Island.

Green light for Levin to Waikanae bus

Horizons wants to try a Levin to Waikanae bus service.

Greater Wellington Region tweaks its plan so a new bus service can be tried.

A rather 'emusing' friendship

Kitten the cat keeps a watchful eye over his foster baby.

A kitten and an emu are proving that species don't matter when it comes to love.

Stationery starter packs

Pera Barrett, who performs as 'Perceive' is helping to make things a bit easier for Porirua school kids.

Starting a new year at school is about to get a whole lot easier for some Porirua children.

Four wrestling golds for Tawa

Olivia Bareta-Rodgers and Manav Khullar, who won gold medals at the recent wrestling nationals in Tauranga.

A small Wellington wrestling club is packing a big punch on the national stage.

Louis Fenton loves his Tawa roots

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 17:  Louis Fenton of the Phoenix makes a break during the round 26 A-League match ...

Louis Fenton can't wait to get over his latest injury setback.

Classroom ownership confusion

The Ministry of Education is not sure if they own this building on their land in Wellington.

There's a building sitting on Ministry of Education land in Wellington - but the ministry isn't sure who owns it.

Top barbershop talent on show video

Burnside High School M4 placed first in the boys quartet.

About 750 students descended on Porirua for the Young Singers in Harmony event, with top barbershop singers in fine voice.

'Waste of a public resource'

From left, Jan Logie, Mike Tana and Kris Faafoi want the Government to fix state houses in Porirua.

Porirua MPs and mayoral candidates call for empty state houses to be made available to those who need them.

Porirua amputee battles care-giving company

Matua Pusa Finau says he is tired of complaining to the company that provides his caregivers.

A Porirua double amputee says taxpayers are funding a care-giving service that sometimes never shows up.

Cyclone-proof homes save lives

Cyclone damage in Samoa. Volunteers are needed to build cyclone-proof houses before the cyclone season hits in January.

Fancy a tropical island holiday with a difference? Habitat for Humanity has just the vacation for you.

Cambo's not a fan of the cold

Daniel Hillier, left, looks on during a coaching session in Porirua with golfing legend Michael Campbell.

New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell is back in his home country for a flying visit, but isn't a fan of New Zealand spring weather.

Ngati Toa School wins production

Some pupils who will perform as elephants in Ngati Toa school's production of The Jungle Book.

A Porirua school is staging The Jungle Book after winning a international helping hand to put it on.

Rates relief key platform for candidate

Porirua mayoral candidate David Watt.

Porirua mayoral candidate David Watt isn't letting inexperience hold him back.

Truck lands on car video

A truck has landed on a car in Paremata.

Truck full of dirt rolls on to parked car. Witness 'grabbed my baby and ran'.

'A different solution'

Porirua mayoral candidate Gordon Marshall.

A Porirua mayoral candidate wants to change the political system and promote more social equality and a moneyless society.

Cycleway budget rises

The suburb of Onepoto could have a million dollar connection with Porirua's CBD soon.

The need to control erosion means the cost of to ratepayers for a Porirua cycleway has risen about $40,000.

Love concretes all video

Nigel beside his - or possibly her - concrete mate on Mana Island.

It's a tale of two lovebirds - except one of them has a heart of stone.

Death of a Lady

Lady Miria Pomare.

To many she was a champion for Maori. To her family, Lady Miria Pomare was also the loving 'Arma'.

Want Ardie Savea's boots?

Paul Latham with Sean Maitland's Scotland top and the Canberra Raiders jersey to be auctioned to raise money for his ...

How about an All Blacks jersey or a signed Wellington Phoenix shirt? You can with a series of charity auctions going live on Trade Me this week.

Is saving 30sec worth it?

Colin Bleasdale on the courtesy crossing outside the Plimmerton shops.

More measures are in place to slow traffic in Plimmerton, north of Porirua.

Feedback begins on primary school

Papakowahi has a popular school that's roll is full-to-bursting.

There is finally optimism abound about a school for Aotea, after it was dismissed by the Education Ministry in May.

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