Kapi Mana News

Ex-cop battles police to save RSA

Former Titahi Bay RSA president John Ward.

An alcohol sting on the Titahi Bay RSA was excessive, and could have shut the club permanently, he says.

Cash boost for Porirua festivals

Tapaaki Fakamilo, 75, delights an audience with a traditional Tuvaluan dance (fatele) at Porirua's Festival of the ...

Big winners from city's $110,000 major events budget have been revealed.

80-year-old not slowing down

Peter Hanson doesn't like sitting around for long, and recently came home from the Australian Masters Athletics ...

He can't sit still for very long, so he goes for a 20km walk three times a week.

Council hits brakes on taxi costs

Chances are when you get into a taxi, you will be treated to a skewed view on everything from traffic shortcuts to ...

Audit of Porirua staff spending finds almost $1500 on local taxi rides in past year.

Hutt Valley the best in under-13 regional rugby

Hutt Valley under-12 rugby captain Thomas Devery drives into the tackle of a Horowhenua Kapiti opponent in the three-day ...

The best under 12 and under 13 rugby players in the region were in Upper Hutt for a three-day Intra-Provincial Tournament.

Councillor switches to jury trial

Kapiti Coast councillor David Scott faces a charge of indecent assault.

Kapiti Coast councillor accused of indecent assault elects jury trial.

First female takes the hot seat

Margaret Smith is the Porirua Volunteer Fire Brigade's first female officer-in-charge since its establishment in 1950.

How dessert helped Porirua Volunteer Fire Brigade to make history.

Look Who's Talking: Ragne Maxwell

Ragne Maxwell principal of Porirua College

The students are the best part of Porirua College's principals job.

1980s Porirua news in brief

An ad from the 1980 edition of the Kapi-Mana News shows all the modern technology.

The Kapi-Mana News let us know what was, and was not, acceptable in the 80s

Operating funds needed for centre's survival

The Te Ara Korowai building in Raumati.

Garage sale part of a Kapiti health provider's $50,000 push.

Police hunt for runaway driver

The driver was known to police before the incident occurred.

The driver of a stolen vehicle fled on foot after a crash in Porirua.

Porirua women screen at higher rate

Porirua Union and Community Health Service clinical coordinator Ioana Viliamu-Amusia said clinics need to adapt to the ...

Porirua is encouraging women to get smear tests by adapting to the community it serves.

Porirua busker sings for smiles

Thomas Poki, 44, is a common sight around Porirua City where he entertains with his busking.

Porirua's Thomas Poki is just waiting for a music producer to call

State houses empty for four years

The Housing NZ homes in Gear Terrace, Porirua, have  been empty for four years.

Too big, too small, for sale, not for sale - the one sure thing is the state houses have been empty for four years.

Face of Porirua station goes

Porirua commuters might know Simanu Sa, a stalwart of the station's ticket office, but many won't know he's now retired.

What started out as a decision to give his kids a better start to life, turned into the best job ever.

Orchestra a path to success

Toloa Faraimo, 14, from Wellington's Aotea College, plays with the Virtuoso Strings Orchestra.

Kids from a rough end of Wellington caught up in a deadly siege are breaking the cycle of poverty through classical music.

Young ref calls the shots

She might be small but 13-year-old Dallas McKnight isn't to be questioned when officiating a rugby game.

Don't let her age fool you: 13-year-old Dallas McKnight knows her rugby rules.

Fewer cops in Porirua

A police spokeswoman said Porirua Police Station will be reopened at weekends "in the near-future" but no date was confirmed.

In 2008 Porirua had 146 police officers. Nine years on that number has dwindled to 108.

Truck driver partially amputates finger

A loader driver amputated part of his figner while driving a loader at Spicer Landfill.

"The loader went over a bump which caused the window to slam shut."

Crash pilot loses his licence video

Helicopter pilot Rick Lucas survived a chopper crash into water at Porirua

Rick Lucas grounded after Porirua harbour plunge.

First South Korea, then the Olympics

Newton Sythong is representing New Zealand in his first international tournament, at the South Korean World Taekwondo ...

The young athlete has set himself a goal of one day competing at the Olympics.

Former cop's final day

Aporo Joyce, 79, was hit and killed by a car in Tawa on Wednesday night.

In the morning Aporo Joyce worked in his garden. That night he was killed by a car.

'Worried sick' for grandchildren

Titahi Bay Residents Association chairman Graeme Ebbett wants more done to stop the risk of people falling off the ...

"You turn your back for 10 seconds, they'll be straight over."

Work on link road set to start

The Whitby and Waitangirua Link Roads that will connect Porirua with the big Transmission Gully project.

The clearing of bush behind Porirua East for a Transmission Gully link road could disturb some residents.

Fun, sun and leg numbness video

Dressed for the conditions, from left at the Plimmerton Midwinter Dip are Dianne Khan, and the Gear family of ...

The pain lasted only till the numbness set in. Freezing is no sweat for these midwinter dippers.

The canoe that love built video

Misky with the prototype va'a he is using as a model for his 10-metre craft.

Friends and neighbours are helping John Misky keep a promise to his late grandmother.

Firefighters tackle blaze

A bystander watches as firefighters try to gain better access to a scrub fire that rages at the northern end of Porirua ...

Plumes of smoke could be seen kilometres away.

Porirua rates set at 4.5 per cent

Porirua Mayor Mike Tana said an unexpected boost in revenue would be used to reduce rates, rather than increasing spending.

The average residential rate rise will be lower than expected for some.

Woman sought by police

Kapiti Mana police are looking for Taylor Ellen Newbery,aged 22.

 A warrant is out for Taylor Ellen Newbery, believed to be in Wellington.

Car thieves after free ride

Porirua Senior Constable Simon Bygate said offenders in the Kapiti-Mana region have a habit of stealing cars just to get ...

Some offenders are stealing cars, only to drive it to a nearby suburb.

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