Kapi Mana News

SCL labs for three health boards

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, director of service integration and development for the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Capital and Coast district health boards.

Australian-owned diagnostic health service provider SCLLtd will take over Aotea Laboratories and provide Wellington laboratory services

Athletics stalwarts step down

Allison Cook, Neil Harris and Joanne Thomson from Mana Amateur Athletics Club, who are now stepping down.

 Many of Neil Harris' memories are lost in the sands of the long jump pit at Adventure Park, but a few remain.

WWI exhibition at St Paul's

One of the paintings, by Corporal Ernest Casey, that is showing in St Paul's as part of a WWI exhibition.

A Titahi Bay woman is the brains behind a World War I exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral.

Jewel thief earns prison time for haul

Behind bars, but keeping abreast on social media.

A man who ended up with more than $20,000 worth of gold and jewellery from two stores has been jailed for 2 1/2 years.

Cadets commemorate Anzac Day in Canberra

Alex Asbery, under officer in 41 City of Porirua Squadron, is excited to be part of a group of cadets celebrating the centenary of World War I in Camberra, Australia.

Alex Asbery and 14 other cadets from Porirua will spend Anzac week in Canberra.

New venue for Porirua Market

The Porirua Market in 2009 was a bustling icon of Porirua. Titahi Bay Lions hope their new market adventure will be the same.

Porirua Market is on the move after weeks of discussion between members of Titahi Bay Lions and Porirua City Council.

Bunckenburg wins Grand Traverse

Lizzy Bunckenburg wins women's division of the Porirua Grand Traverse.

Johnsonville woman wins the women's section in outstanding fashion.

'It's a criminal act' - Mayor

Just some of the tagging on Xoe Hall's mural in Titahi Bay.

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is unhappy about tagging that ruined a community mural in Titahi Bay. ‘‘It’s a criminal act,’’ he says.

CBD shop owners query council decisions

Dave Scott and Tina Graham from The Dog Box pub in Cobham Court are scratching their heads over Porirua City Council's latest idea.

Porirua City Council's latest idea to allow pop-up shops to set up in Cobham Court is annoying other shop owners.

Crash rescuers cut off car roof

A seriously injured man had to be cut from his car which crashed off State Highway 1,  in between Paremata and Porirua.

Emergency workers prised the roof off a car to rescue a seriously injured man trapped inside, who came close to crashing into water off State Highway 1.

Lab changes a concern

Joan Cuttriss has many concerns over proposed changes at Aotea Pathology.

Aotea resident Joan Cuttriss has many concerns over the proposed changes at Aotea Pathology, such as where her blood tests will be done after October.

Jobs lost in recycling depot closure

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Trash Palace recycling unit in Porirua shut early after the workers were told the Mana Recovery Trust has been forced to cease operating.

Thirty-five staff will lose their jobs when Porirua recycling depot Trash Palace closes later this month.

Porirua residents to pay for extras

17092012 Supplements Photographer John Nicholson/DominionPost.  Aerials. Porirua Wellington

Porirua residents are facing a 4.8 per cent rates rise, if the city council's draft annual plan is given the green light.

Sallies' say no to state housing

Salvation Army logo

The Salvation Army's decision to not become involved in buying state houses should be a wake-up call to the Government, Mana MP Kris Faafoi says.

Titahi Bay gets neighbourly

GOOD NEIGHBOURS: Ben Tredrea is getting to know his neighbours the Neighbourly way.

Ben Tredrea is on a mission to make Titahi Bay more neighbourly.

Reducing the smell from Tawa landfill

STINKY: The Spicer Landfill in Kenepuru.

They kicked up a stink, and now something is being done to reduce the odour from a Tawa landfill.

On board for a diving platform

SAFE JUMPING: A purpose-built diving platform on Wellington waterfront is  a success and a Poririua resident would like to see one erected there.

Jumping into Porirua harbour would be safer if there was a purpose-built diving platform, says one resident.

Fears over dog thefts in Porirua

EYES ON THE DOG: Karena Toa now keeps her dog Honey inside after fears of dog-napping were raised in Porirua.

Marks on fences in Porirua have residents worried dogs are being staked out for a dog-fighting ring.

73 years of wedded bliss

STILL IN LOVE: Ruth and Alf Adams are still happily married after 73 years.

War-time lovers Ruth and Alf Adams are still enjoying married life after 73 years.

Porirua councillors ranked and rated

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett.

Izzy Ford is a big mover in latest survey of Porirua City councillors, second only to mayor Nick Leggett.

From paralysis to runner video

TENACIOUS: Titahi Bay grandmother Pearl Freemantle can finally exercise again. "I feel alive now. The pain is still there, but it's not that raw on fire nerve pain any more."

She couldn't go to the toilet alone. It took her a whole day to do a load of washing. But things are looking up for Pearl Freemantle.

War memorial recalls those who served

The Pauatahanui War Memorial.

At the end of WWI, with 18,000 Kiwis killed, NZ made the practical decision to leave the dead where they fell.

Porirua council softens super-city stance

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett.

Porirua City Council has watered down its official submission on amalgamation.

Double century at Longview Home

Edna Mahony turned 101 on Monday.

Two women at Longview Home, Tawa, turn 101 and 104 this month. Times sure have changed since they were young.

Simpson looks to life after council

ON THE MOVE: Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, who is leaving his job in October.

Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, standing down in October, believes no one is irreplaceable.

Speed camera fines questioned

Josie Campbell and the Whitford Brown Ave speed camera.

Don't mention the words "speed camera" and "Whitford Brown" to Josie Campbell.

Housing dilemma sell-off a 'nightmare'

The Papadopoulos family have seen both sides of the state homes sell-off coin.

Pedestrian fears roadside tragedy inevitable

UNSAFE: . Irene Swadling on the shoulder of road she has to walk down to get to the beginning of Camborne Walkway.

There's a stretch of Grays Rd in Camborne that one resident fearing for her life.

Family can state in their state home

HOME SWEET HOME: Danny Cubis, left, is happy he and son Cory Brough   can stay in their state home.

The foster father of a severely disabled man is relieved their home will not be sold by the government.

Style icon's advice for bogans

ASK AWAY: Peta Mathias plays the Agony Aunt with an audience member in Ashburton.

Holden an appropriate name for one's first-born? Or Falcon? What should be worn to set off ugg boots? Quirky chef Peta Mathis answers these and other important questions.

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