Kapi Mana News

Paekakariki Hill road reopened

The New Zealand Transport Agency says the road is closed until further notice. Updates can be expected later on Saturday evening.

Paekakariki Hill Road has reopened after being shut for a minor crash around 5.30pm Saturday.

Aged care facility for Whitby

An artist's impression of the proposed aged care facility at Whitby Lakes Retirement Village.

Whitby is to get a new 60-bed aged care facility.

Black Dog cabaret no downer

The late Robbie Tripe.

Wellington's theatrical community will gather on Sunday to remember and celebrate to life of actor Robbie Tripe.

Kayaking star looks to Olympics

Kayla Imrie, centre, seems happy with her form.

Kayla Imrie is holding her head high after she and her K4 kayak crew qualified their boat for next year's Olympics.

Council agrees to Aotea fix-up

Aotea's village plan sets out priorities for the rapidly-expanding Porirua suburb.

Aotea residents want a new primary school, better street lighting and to get rid of traffic islands.

School drop-off zone nightmare

From left, Brian Cashmore, Lisa Brown and Dulcie Stone at the spot where most of the school traffic backs up.

Residents are fed up with illegal parking outside a Tawa school during school drop-off times.

Forestry manslaughter trial begins

Paul Burr accused of manslaughter of Lincoln Kidd in forestry incident - Levin court.

The three week trial of Paul Burr has begun in the High Court in Palmerston North

Lymph node radiotherapy shows promising results

Wellington Hospital head of radio-oncology Dr Carol Johnson.

A trial of more radiotherapy for breast cancer patients has significantly extended the time women remain free of cancer.

Difficult words no match for Lupe

Lupe Aitogi-Paese knows how to spell some of the most difficult words in the dictionary.

 There aren't too many words that stump Lupe Aitogi-Paese, but braggadocio is one of them.

Pataka's new Friend

Pataka's newly appointed director, Reuben Friend, says the Porirua gallery is one of the top galleries for Maori and Pacific Art.

A new director takes the reins at Porirua's Maori and Pacific art gallery.

Pulling in those younger voters

Jemma Hayman, left, and Monica Skinner want Porirua's young voters to have more knowledge ahead of future elections.

Two Aotea College students have stepped forward in an attempt to increase the number of young people voting in Porirua.

1930 Model A Coupe will get tongues wagging

Neil Robertson with his pride and joy.

Neil Robertson is turning an 85-year-old car into a thing of beauty.

Fair play to ye - re-enacting Munster's defeat of the All Blacks

Shaneel Sidal, Paddy McShane and Hamish Boyle will relive Munster's 1978 triumph over the All Blacks.

The day that Munster beat a grand-slam-winning All Black team will be re-enacted in Wellington.

Kedgley's legacy at Pataka

Helen Kedgley, departing chief executive at Pataka Museum in Porirua.

Helen Kedgley has left her role as Pataka's director, but her links will remain strong.

Tribute to a legend

Thomas Te Whaiti Henry with a painting of Jerry Collins that is up for auction.

Dunedin-based artist Thomas Te Whaiti Henry is one fan who will not let his memories of former All Black Jerry Collins fade.

5000 meals and still going strong

Holly Fordham and Will, left, with Bellyful's Kim Murray and Rebecca Morahan, right, celebrated delivering the organisation's 5000th meal.

Bellyful Porirua has provided 5000 meals over the past four years.

Helping re-home Porirua's animal population

Samantha McKenna with Magoo, one of the dogs she is helping to re-home.

The future of Porirua's unwanted and mistreated animal population has caught the attention of a Whitby woman who is helping re-home them one pet at a time.

National award for Tawa head boy

Joshua Nightingale holding the student leadership national award from the 2015 Stage Challenge.

Joshua Nightingale was left feeling over the moon after winning a national student leadership award at Stage Challenge.

Girl walks in on indecent act

Police are investigating after the incident in a parents' room of Porirua's North City mall.

Police are investigating after a "disgusting" incident in a mall's nappy changing cubicle.

Young dancer stepping it up

Kirsten Ocampo, originally from Porirua, is excited about the opportunity to star in  New Zealand film Born to Dance.

Young dancer Kirsten Ocampo is finding her rhythm on the big screen.

Living wage movement launch in Porirua

Parking warden Esau Taniela will speak in Porirua this Thursday.

Porirua is ready for the living wage and it has a launch this week.

Murrell - "I don't want the lease"

Porirua City councillor and real estate agent Euon Murrell.

Threats and insults fly as row intensifies over Tawa jeweller's lease.

Landfill odour issue gets political

The Spicer Landfill in Porirua.

The smelly issue of Spicer Landfill is getting political.

Horse therapist enjoying what she does

Susan Philp using a hand-held therapy pack on her horse.

While Susan Philp's background is in IT sales, her passion for horses has got the better of her.

Rare plant species introduced to Rocky Bay

Planting natives at Rocky Bay. From left, Greater Wellington Regional Council's Robyn Smith, Porirua City Council?s Olivia Dovey, with Otari Native Botanic Garden's Remi Elliot, Franz Tischler, and Toko Whareaitu.

About 60 individual Cook Strait Melicytus obovatus plants were introduced in Titahi Bay last week.

Knack with the sewing needle

Whitby designer Cherryl Marriott is excited for this year's wearable arts competition and is hopes her design will receive acknowledgement.

Cherryl Marriott admits she has a knack with the needle and is hopeful a lifetime's worth of skills will help her get noticed at this year's World of WearableArt competition.

Chasing ghost in post-apocalyptic Wellington

Writer Hamish Clayton, whose second novel, The Pale North, is set in an earthquake-ravaged Wellington.

Hamish Clayton's second novel is a romantic ghost story set against the backdrop of an earthquake-devastated capital city.

Kids go on crime spree

A man has died in police custody in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Children as young as nine are behind a spate of crimes in suburban Porirua.

Porirua getting wired for fast wi-fi

Those in Porirua CBD should be able to enjoy access fast, free wi-fi by the end of the year.

Porirua's cbd could have a new fast and free public wi-fi service by the end of the year.

Quad bikes help after 4WD rolls

Quad bike riders in the area were able to ride to seek help, and carried emergency workers to the scene.

Quad bike riders were able to get police to the scene when a 4WD rolled 20m into a stream.

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