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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… ...
Mobility Parks for those who need them only July 22, 2024 Mobility parking spaces around Porirua are there for people who need them most, and to help overcome barriers to accessing services and shops. The parks… ...
KiwiSaver Balances up, but gender savings gap persists July 12, 2024 By Sonia Speedy New research from Te Ara Ahunga Ora, the Retirement Commission, shows the average KiwiSaver balance was up $4,444 compared to last year,… ...
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… ...
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… ...
Porirua Business Profile – The Brewstore June 14, 2024 An Interview with Davey, Owner of The Brewstore. Porirua News: Can you tell us the story behind the founding of your business? Davey: The Brewstore… ...
Porirua Libraries – Welcome to the Club (June 6, 2024) The message from Porirua Libraries is 'Come & join our relaxed, informal monthly book clubs.' At the book clubs you will find lively discussions, fresh… ...
Earthquake Prep for Porirua Residents (June 5, 2024) A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck 27km north of Wellington at 10pm on 4 June 2024, with the epicentre around 10km north-west of Porirua. In light… ...
Porirua company Most Trusted Brand winner (May 27, 2024) Porirua’s Whittaker’s won three awards, including the Major Prize when Reader’s Digest announced the results of the 25th Annual Most Trusted Brands in New Zealand… ...
81 pou will be standing guard at Pātaka (May 22, 2024) A new installation by Waiheke Island artist Anton Forde (Taranaki, Gaeltagh, Gaelic, English) opens at Pātaka Art + Museum this winter, 22 June – 13… ...
Porirua Traffic updates, Found by Fox (May 19, 2024) Kelly Fox runs the largest Traffic update Facebook page covering the wider Porirua Region. Affable, quick witted and good humoured, Kelly tackled one of the… ...
Culinary icon Ruth Pretty moves on (May 16, 2024) After 36 years running an internationally renowned Te Horo business, Ruth Pretty has called time. Ruth and her Ōtaki-born husband, Paul Pretty, are retiring, and… ...
Porirua rose garden to get modern upgrade (May 15, 2024) Aotea Lagoon’s rose garden area is to be rejuvenated as part of a plan to make the southern part of the popular Porirua reserve modern,… ...
Welcome to Rotuman Language Week (May 15, 2024) Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta - Rotuman Language Week   The Rotuman Language is the first language to kick off Pacific Languages 2024, and will be… ...
On-demand small bus trial extended in Tawa and Porirua (May 10, 2024) The Metlink On Demand trial of buses in Tawa and Porirua has been extended to the end of the year. Metlink On Demand is an… ...
WHY ARE SENIORS NOW HAPPIER THAN THE YOUNG? (April 29, 2024) By Sonia Speedy New Zealand is one of four countries in which the young are getting more unhappy, particularly in comparison to the over 60s,… ...
Porirua Alcohol Fees Bylaw 2024 (April 15, 2024) In Porirua City Council’s annual review of alcohol licensing fees and costs, it was found that rates are covering 80% of the alcohol licensing cost… ...
Warehouse expands fresh groceries to Porirua (April 15, 2024) The Warehouse is doubling down on providing affordable essentials as it expands its fresh produce range to a third of its stores across the motu.… ...
Barbara Edmonds campaigns to keep Kenepuru’s after-hours service open (April 15, 2024) Labour MP for Mana, Barbara Edmonds says it would be disastrous for the critical clinic services at Kenepuru Hospital to close overnight. She says cutting… ...
Seniors choosing adventure over nest eggs (April 14, 2024) By Sonia Speedy The cost of living may be gnawing at our budgets, but seniors are refusing to give up their travel plans, according to… ...
Ahilapalapa Rands: Across the Sea from Hawaii to Porirua (April 10, 2024) Ahilapalapa Rands draws on her Kānaka Maoli (Hawaiian) whakapapa to explore the connections with Hawai‘i across the expanse of the ocean. Known for her collaborative… ...
Porirua Music fans in for Chris Isaak treat (March 27, 2024) Porirua music enthusiasts are in for a treat as the platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated artist Chris Isaak, accompanied by his longtime band Silvertone, is set to… ...
Phoenix – Picnic at Porirua Park (March 20, 2024) Buy your tickets here: https://wellingtonphoenix.flicket.co.nz/events/baa23fcd-a3db-4d0a-8bba-d75246bcfff7/reservation ...
Pacific Night Market Porirua (March 18, 2024) ...
Shared path over Waikanae River taking shape (March 1, 2024) This week contractors completed four of five crane lifts at the Waikanae Bridge on old State Highway 1. The clip-ons, made of lightweight composite materials,… ...
High-risk toxic algae in Waikanae River at old State Highway 1  (February 28, 2024) Red alert level warnings for toxic algae are in place for the Waikanae River at the old State Highway 1, Kāpiti. Toxic algae, or cyanobacteria,… ...