Education

Porirua receives ‘Welcoming Community’ Accreditation July 24, 2024 Porirua City has achieved accreditation as a Committed Welcoming Community under the Welcoming Communities - Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori programme, a significant milestone reflecting… ...
Porirua not-for-profits get $211k funding boost July 8, 2024 Nikau Foundation has announced over $211,000 in funding to support Porirua communities. A total of $211,305 has been given to fund 35 applications from organisations… ...
Mana Services Academy Completes Bushcraft Camp with NZ Army June 26, 2024 The Mana Services Academy recently completed an intensive five-day bushcraft camp in collaboration with the New Zealand Army, where students learned vital survival skills essential… ...
Talanoa Ako App Available now June 16, 2024 The Talanoa Ako app is a valuable resource designed to support Pacific parents by providing ongoing access to education and learning information. Available in English…
Two men arrested following Tītahi Bay incident July 11, 2024 Two men have been charged following an incident in Tītahi Bay today. Kāpiti-Mana Area Commander, Inspector Renée Perkins says the incident unfolded when police officers…
Armed Offenders Squad Visit Porirua July 11, 2024 The Armed Offenders Squad will be visiting the New Zealand Police Museum in Papakowhai next Wednesday (17 July). This is an amazing opportunity to find…
Porirua not-for-profits get $211k funding boost July 8, 2024 Nikau Foundation has announced over $211,000 in funding to support Porirua communities. A total of $211,305 has been given to fund 35 applications from organisations…
Funding cuts, lead to difficult decisions (July 8, 2024) Column by Hon Barbara Edmonds, MP for Mana. This month, we’ll continue feeling the impact of National’s choice to make everyday life harderfor New Zealanders.Here… ...
Welcome to Halo Communications, Interview with Angela Bensemann (July 4, 2024) PN/ Please tell us the story behind the founding of your business Angela? A/ I set up Halo Communications almost 20 years ago to provide… ...
Police appeal for information following assault, SH59, Porirua (July 4, 2024) Warning: Story contains sensitive content. Police are appealing for information and dashcam or video footage following an assault on State Highway 59 yesterday, Wednesday 3… ...
Update on Spinnaker Drive slip (July 4, 2024) Porirua Council remains focused on reopening Spinnaker Drive as soon as practical, subject to competing activities across the city. Currently, Council is working through the… ...
Names given for new streets in Eastern Porirua Development (July 4, 2024) Te Puna Kōrero Committee is the main committee that makes decisions about the city’s strategic direction and framework. It is made up of the Mayor,… ...
Keep the kids busy with school holidays fun (July 3, 2024) School holidays start at the end of the week, and if you’re still scratching your head about how to keep the littlies entertained during the… ...
First photograph of elusive Mātātā captured in Plimmerton wetland  (July 2, 2024) The elusive Mātātā or fern bird has been photographed in Taupō Swamp near Plimmerton for the first time – showing the success of restoration efforts… ...
Man arrested following fleeing driver incident, Porirua-Kāpiti (July 2, 2024) A man has been arrested after a fleeing driver incident across the Porirua-Kāpiti region earlier today. Inspector Renee Perkins, Area Commander says Police identified a… ...
Reminder: Metlink Fare Increase from 1 July (June 26, 2024) Starting 1 July, fares on bus, rail, and ferry services under Metlink will see a 10% increase. This adjustment was sanctioned by the Greater Wellington… ...
Mana Services Academy Completes Bushcraft Camp with NZ Army (June 26, 2024) The Mana Services Academy recently completed an intensive five-day bushcraft camp in collaboration with the New Zealand Army, where students learned vital survival skills essential… ...
Connect with Nature This Matariki at Community Planting Day in Porirua (June 26, 2024) Volunteers are invited to join Porirua City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, and community-led restoration group Ngahere Korowai for a planting day… ...
Bold New Strategy Paves Way to Low-Carbon Future (June 26, 2024) A new strategy released by Greater Wellington outlines a pathway to a low-carbon, resilient future and the urgent actions required to achieve it. The Wellington… ...
Friends of Pātaka Welcome all to Winter Music Series (June 20, 2024) The Friends of Pātaka Winter Music Series, a beloved annual event in Porirua, is set to return for its 19th year. This series, known for… ...
Talanoa Ako App Available now (June 16, 2024) The Talanoa Ako app is a valuable resource designed to support Pacific parents by providing ongoing access to education and learning information. Available in English… ...
Mana College Students Shine at Ngā Manu Kōrero (June 15, 2024) Ngā Manu Kōrero, one of the most significant events on the Māori education calendar, is renowned for nurturing oratory skills and providing young people with… ...
Police Bust Suspected Drug Dealer (June 15, 2024) A Wellington man is scheduled to reappear in court next month facing multiple charges of importing large quantities of various controlled drugs. This follows a… ...
Government’s Broken Promises Budget (June 12, 2024) Column by Hon Barbara Edmonds, MP for Mana. June is often a turbulent month in politics, as it's the time when Kiwis scrutinise the Government’s… ...
Pest Free Whitby Celebrates Volunteers’ Efforts in Protecting Local Wildlife (June 12, 2024) Pest Free Whitby (PFW), a dedicated group of volunteers, is transforming Whitby into a sanctuary for native birds, lizards, and insects. Part of the larger… ...
MP Edmonds clinic at Aotea Summerset (June 10, 2024) Mana MP Barbara Edmonds went onsite to hold one of her popular MP clinics today at the Summerset Retirement Village in Aotea. Mana MP since… ...
Porirua Shines at Love Local Expo 2024 (June 10, 2024) The Porirua Love Local Expo 2024, held on June 8 at Te Rauparaha Arena, was a vibrant celebration of local entrepreneurship, creativity, and community spirit.… ...