Kapi Mana News

College's $20k funding cut

Tawa College principal Murray Lucas may have $20,000 less in his 2017 budget.

Wellington school faces large cash shortage under new targeted funding scheme.

Titahi Bay North get new goalposts

Joe Apikotoa, from the Wellington Lions, helps with the bar of one of the new Titahi Bay North School rugby goalposts.

Playing rugby at a decile 2 school in Porirua just got a lot easier thanks to the Wellington Lions.

Police: Lock it or lose it

Kapiti police are also being kept busy by an increase of burglaries.

The days of leaving your door unlocked in small towns may be over, with an increase of "opportunist" thefts in Kapiti and Porirua.

Solving the future's problems

Papakowhai School pupils David Ayora, Jade Lin, Emma Jenkins and Grace Fale, with parent Sarah Ramey Ayora, will head to ...

The world's big issues occupy the minds of Porirua pupils heading to the Future Problem Solving nationals.

Top croquet action coming to Porirua

Tom Berryman, from Plimmerton Croquet Club, who is manager of the upcoming North Island Championships early next month.

The city will host part of this year's North Island Croquet Championships - yes croquet.

New base for Mana Coastguard

Peter Feely from Mana Coastguard in front of the new building donated by Carrus Developers.

A swell of community support has put Mana Coastguard back beside the water.

Meals for mums sweeping NZ

Sophie Cosford and son George. The Porirua woman said it's important mums get the support they need when things get a ...

What do you do when your friend needs a hand but you can't be there? Two women have just the solution.

'It wasn't Manly'

Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving Club life member Jim Campbell with members of the club, taken in 2013.

The first winner of the Porirua Sports Awards recalls heady times in Titahi Bay in the 1950s and 1960s.

WREDA slims down

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive Chris Whelan says every sent saved in the agency's ...

Wellington economic development agency restructure could save $500,000 a year.

New bike race in Porirua

The Chimney Sweep mountaibike track on Rangituhi-Colonial Knob will be well-utilised this weekend.

A popular and long-running mountainbiking race will head to Porirua for the first time this weekend.

When mum forgets, daily video

Jadah Jonassen , 10, with her mother Pip Jonassen. Jadah has been awarded a Pride  Junior Care & Support Award for the ...

Each day is a treasure hunt for Jadah Jonassen. It is a game with a fatal cause.

Car ploughs into phone box video

This phone booth was destroyed overnight in Pukerua Bay.

Two people extricated by firefighters after car smashes into public phone booth.

Black belt at 12

Black belt Elijah Mareko, left, and Nino Mason, who spar together at Mid City Kyokushin in Cannons Creek.

Elijah¬†Mareko‚Äč has passed a grueling test to get to karate's top level and loves passing knowledge to others.

Hall the 'life and soul' of Tawa

A picture of the Tawa Hall, likely taken in the 1950s.

Historian Michael Steer paints a picture of a hall at the heart of a Wellington community.

Latham 'gutted' to lose his seat

Denys Latham lost his seat in Porirua's Eastern ward after three terms.

The third-term councillor bow outs of politics and admits he should've done more to chase votes.

Porirua and Vanuatu a perfect match

Declan Edge is carried off on the shoulders of his players, after they qualified for the under-20 Football World Cup.

Declan Edge and his Ole Football Academy coaches are loving their new role with Vanuatu.

'I don't really need the money'

Murray McNae and John Murdoch are looking to the future for Mana College.

Generous retiree gives up pension money for scholarship at his old high school.

Kai is free for Porirua

Isabella Rich and Daphne Swinton in front of the chicken coop made out of recycled materials.

Police say not to give food or money to the beggars - but one woman has an idea that could make everyone happy.

Euon Murrell: 'I should've done more'

Ex Porirua City councillor Euon Murrell.

A gutted Euon Murrell says the STV voting system - and low voter turnout - didn't help but he will accept his fate and doubts he'll stand again.

New blood in Porirua

Porirua has a number of new civic leaders today.

The make-up of Porirua's City Council has dramatically changed, with only four returning councillors.

Tana takes the mayoral chains

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A self-described 'underdog' now holds the key to Porirua City after a grassroots campaign and victory by 140 votes .

Tana wins Porirua

Mike Tana, new mayor of Porirua City.

New face at the head of the council table, as Mike Tana becomes the new Porirua mayor.

Hahn into national league squad

Maya Hahn in action in May for Hutt Valley High School.

The Porirua footballer says she owes a lot to Ole Football Academy.

Rates not value for money

The annual residents survey in Porirua showed areas the city council need to work on.

Stormwater is a bugbear for Porirua folk, according to the latest residents survey.

Hundreds to sleep rough in capital

Elinor Marshall dons the hat she will wear "to keep my ears warm" for her night sleeping rough in Wellington.

Wellingtonians will bed down under the stars on Friday to raise awareness, and money, for homeless.

Tough calls for sports awards judges

Daniel Hillier won the young sportsman trophy at the Porirua Sports Awards last year, and has been nominated for the ...

Canoe sprint racing and mountain biking feature strongly at this year's Porirua Sports Awards, along with an All Black.

Restaurant bans doggy bags

"Some people got upset they couldn't take a burger home, but it's all about food safety," says The Social owner Phil Ryan.

A Kapiti Coast restaurant won't allow diners to take home leftovers, citing health and safety risks.

Hutt Mana trust vote matters

Becky Newby heckles Hutt Mana Energy Trust chairman David Ogden in 2004. Newby was protesting the wind up of the Hutt ...

Why you should take an interest in the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.

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.

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