Kapi Mana News

'Temporary' closure lasts nine months

Porirua Police Station has been closed at the weekends since June 2016.

There's still nobody home at the police stations in two North Island cities on weekends.

Clifford's piano falls quiet

Cliiford Matthews, who tinkled the ivories at Longview Home in Tawa for 38 years before recently giving up.

The Porirua 86-year-old is closing the lid on teaching after 38 years.

Something smells in Whitby

The smell plaguing some Whiby residents comes from plants, not cows, council says.

Manure or rotting vegetation? Something's stinking up a Porirua suburb.

Simpler times in Elsdon

Elsdon, Porirua, in the early 1950s, was roaring ahead. That is Kotuku St in the foreground.

In the 1950s life was simple as Porirua developed from village to city.

High kicks and high goals

Porirua's Newton Sythong, who will represent New Zealand at the Taekwondo World Championships in South Korea in June.

Newton Sythong doesn't need much motivation to attend taekwondo training or tournaments.

Books stolen in Porirua

Cheryl Brown from the Ranui Residents Association in Porirua with the book cupboard.

A community children's library kidnapping? You wouldn't read about it...

Where's Railways of National Significance?

Covering 316 hectares of fertile land with a road, the Kapiti Expressway, is poor stewardship, says Viola Palmer.

Opinion: The cost to taxpayers and the damage to the environment far outweigh any small benefit the Kapit Expressway will bring to car travel times.

Silver for Porirua crew

The Porirua Rowing Club's women's coxed four after their silver medal win - Stella Parker, Breah McKay, Nicole Taylor, ...

The city's rowers went from also-rans to medalists in justthree years.

'A certain class of person'

Ad from 1952 Kapi Mana Porirua

Smoking on the train, beer bottles and guns were the crime headlines in 1950 Porirua.

Cobb & Co eyes Porirua

Cobb & Co is making a comeback around the country.

The home of NZ's first McDonald's is keen to bring back family friendly Cobb & Co, but not everyone's impressed.

A connection to communities

Snipping the ribbon on the first section of the Kapiti Expressway is Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Te Ati Awa iwi ...

Opinion: The Kapiti Expressway, a project that started in an adversarial climate, is finishing with a strong degree of community buy-in.

Thousands lost in building sale

Property developer Ian Cassels.

As property prices surge nationwide, one council loses thousands on real estate deal.

Busy times for Solia

Frances Solia, who owns a gym in Porirua and has been named as Samoa's new national coach.

The former Central Pulse netball player doesn't have much time to sit still.

Crews' training session turns serious

The Paekakariki open women's surf boat crew in action.

Lifeguards came to the aid of a windsurfer, who had run out of energy to climb back on his board.

'Home is where the cats are'

Vikki Skinner and her partner rescue, rehome or trap, neuter and release cats in Porirua and Wellington.

Caring for dozens of cats a day is all in a day's work for Vikki Skinner.

Porirua dogs on short leash

Councillor Barbara Donaldson and  friend, Sage the lab, at Onehunga Bay in Whitireia Park.

There's a new leash on life for dogs at Onehunga Bay.

Council sticks to its guns

An artists' impression of the performing arts centre planned for Aotea College, thought to cost about $3.5m for a ...

No ratepayer funding will go towards a performing arts centre in Porirua anytime soon.

Club rugby kicks off soon

Tawa premier rugby players celebrate winning the Jubilee Cup at Porirua Park last August.

Wellington club rugby begins again in March, with tournament changes galore.

Leggett moves back to Porirua

Not retired: Nick Leggett is advising Wellington businesses.

Eight months after moving to Wellington for a tilt at its mayoralty, Nick Leggett has headed back up the road.

'It can get better'

Rhianna Boyd survived seven years of anorexia and has written a book about her experience.

An anorexia survivor wants to give hope to other sufferers and their families.

'Egg whites not injurious'

A photo from the 1950 Kapi Mana News for The Way We Were feature, February 2017 Porirua

Add cheese to your banana salad - and other tips from the 1950s Kapi-Mana News.

P cheaper than ever

Hamilton .  13/06/03 .. Model poses smoking Methamphetamine drugs using a lightbulb ice pipe .  pipe . Ice . P . meth . ...

It's easier to get meth than weed, and it's half the price it was a year ago, says drug counsellor.

Canopies down, crime down

The canopy-free CBD in Porirua has let the sunlight in.

Police love the fact Porirua has no canopy cover in its CBD any more.

Tawa tennis getting better

Up and coming tennis player, Ryan Carter, based at the Tawa tennis academy under Francis Glover.

Coach Francis Glover excited with performance of players.

'I can see her smiling'

John Misky aboard a traditional waka or canoe. The Porirua man plans to build his own canoe to pay tribute to his ...

In 2003, he promised to build his grandmother a waka, now he's honouring that pledge.

Heading for the big fields

Josh Rogerson, left, and Elijah Just  have made the New Zealand Under-17 football side.

Elijah Just and Josh Rogerson can't wait to pull on New Zealand football colours

Memorial gets $517k overhaul

An artists' impression of the upgraded peace memorial planned for the edge of Te Rauparaha Park in Porirua.

Porirua's central city peace memorial is to get a major upgrade this year.

Judgeford move confirmed

Adam Church, in hat, with Wellington interprovincial teammates in 2010, when they won the national title at Paraparaumu.

It took three years of convincing, but Adam Church is finally in Judgeford Golf Club colours.

'We'll make them, you ride them'

Ntrailz volunteers at work in Tunnel Gully.

Come and try some new mountain bike trails at the Tunnel Gully

Refuge pleas for volunteers

Kathy Patira-Mcgill, Oceane Siphan, June Togiatoma, Margarety MacDonald and Caroline Herewini at Porirua Women's Refuge.

A Porirua women's refuge needs volunteers to keep saving lives.

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