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Revitalising Te Reo

Maori a capella

TALIA CARLISLE - Kapi-Mana News

Motherhood has inspired a Porirua musician to release an album of Maori a capella music. 

Scoring a novel with a difference

Piano Novel

TALIA CARLISLE - Fairfax Media

Have you ever wanted to know what would happen to a grand piano if it fell two metres from a crane?

Until Autumn comes up in spring

Until Autumn

JESSICA GILL - Kapi-Mana News

Teenage Porirua rockers Until Autumn are dreaming big: they want to become "the new Beatles".

Marvel at New Zealand's scenery

Joseph Michael

More than 20,000 photographs of New Zealand landscapes have been condensed into 10 epic timelapse videos for an exhibition at Pataka.

Entry has WOW factor

WOW design

TALIA CARLISLE - Kapi-Mana News

Pukerua Bay residents Vicki and Mark Haydock have had their third piece accepted into the World of WearableArt Awards Show this month.

The day Bowie came to town

David Bowie

In 1983 Ngati Toa did what every David Bowie fan dreamed of - invited the rock star round to their place.

Arts festival big hit

Tawa arts festival

Scarecrows, puppets and flashmobs filled Tawa School for its first arts festival last week.

From scientist to opera star

Orla Boylan

AMY JACKMAN - Fairfax Media

Irish soprano Orla Boylan was working towards life in a lab when she found herself singing operas all around Europe.

Jobs a hippy-geek with a will of iron

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KYLIE KLEIN-NIXON - Kapi-Mana News

REVIEW: There's no mistaking that, whatever his accolades, Steve Jobs was kind of a jerk.

Student has an eye on fashion

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BY JESSICA RODEN - Kapi-Mana News

While most teenagers have no idea what they want to do when they grow up, one Tawa College student is already living out his dream.

Murder-mystery with an edge to it

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Kapi-Mana News

PREVIEW: Audience participation is sought during Tawa Community Theatre's latest production - Lights, Camera, Murder!.

Polyfest celebration a huge hit

Porirua polyfest

TALIA CARLISLE - Kapi-Mana News

More than 10 nationalities came together for Porirua's popular Polyfest on Friday.

Lottie - a teddy on a mission

Character aids riders

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BY TALIA CARLISLE - Kapi-Mana News

A teddy bear named Lottie has helped young Porirua residents learn to ride horses.

Caped teens deliver morals with a kick

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BY KYLIE KLEIN-NIXON - Kapi-Mana News

REVIEW: Mark Millar's comical take on the tights and flights genre of comics, Kick-Ass, was hilarious carnage.

Pataka prayer flags deliver a message from teens

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TALIA CARLISLE - Kapi-Mana News

About 500 prayer flags designed by Porirua students are fluttering in a new exhibition at Pataka.

Elysium delivers strongly

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KYLIE KLEIN-NIXON - Kapi-Mana News

REVIEW: Great sci-fi has always been a metaphor for the human condition.

A taste of Micronesia

kiribati dance

ANDREA O'NEIL - Kapi-Mana News

Bishop Viard College will bring something unique to Polyfest on Friday evening: the only Kiribati performance group in the Porirua basin.

Moustache madness

police museum

The stiff upper lip of New Zealand's police force is the focus of a popular exhibition at the Porirua Police Museum.

A way, way back to adulthood

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CINEMADDICT KYLIE KLEIN-NIXON - Kapi-Mana News

REVIEW: Summertime coming of age films hit their heyday in the 1980s with classics like Stand By Me and Dirty Dancing, and even the extreme distillation, Wet Hot American Summer.

Abigail's Party reaches Wgtn

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Kapi-Mana News

PREVIEW: Wellington Repertory theatre heads back to the 70s - flares and all - for its latest production.

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