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Posts Tagged ‘ Porirua City Council ’

Thousands at Porirua foreshore for Waitangi Day

Feb 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Circus performance student Eli Joseph gets a bird’s eye view of the Waitangi Festival in Porirua. SARAH MCMULLAN reports the new event was a big success.



Porirua people pay their respects to the fallen on Anzac Day

May 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Anzac Day commemorations in Porirua’s Civic Centre.



WATCH: New citizens welcomed at Waitangi celebrations

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

New citizens were treated to pōwhiri and kai before Porirua’s Waitangi Day festival.



Kids take charge of Porirua’s newest community project

Dec 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Kids from the East Porirua area are taking charge of revamping Cannons Creek – KATENI SAU reports.



Kropp rates healthy harbour work at top of council achievement

Oct 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.



Nick Leggett has new reservoir at top of his wish list

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington dangerously exposed to a local disaster says mayoral hopeful.



More homes on the way for Porirua as development spreads across hill

Jun 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Aotea Block Development is set to ease the housing shortage in Porirua.



WATCH: Te Auaha facts and figures

May 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban



Porirua people offer their thoughts about merging with Wellington

Apr 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?



Porirua People’s Library giving locals a voice in November

Nov 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.



Police deploying more officers to high risk areas across region

Apr 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.



Porirua icons to inspire student collaboration with renown artist

Mar 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Michael Tuffery to work with student’s from Porirua secondary schools.



Cannon’s Creek ratepayers, council team up at festival

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Tent gives Creekfest visitors about local initiatives, and gets feedback on what public want.



Skilled and qualified refugees stacking shelves at supermarkets

Oct 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout

It can be hard settling in to a new culture, especially getting a job. SAM DUFF looks at services that smooth the way for refugees.



NZ’s youngest mayor humbled by Porirua election landslide

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mayor Nick Leggett doubles his majority in Porirua with little change in council line-up.



Mayoral hopeful Collins would throw out Porirua’s $18m face-lift

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Brian Collins says the majority of ratepayers will get no benefit from Saatchi plan which will see the city centre marketed as distinct quarters. SAM DUFF talks to one of the three mayoral contenders about why he is standing.



Porirua mayoral candidate nostalgic for harbour’s better days

Aug 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Yvonne Carroll used to be able to walk out, dig her foot down and dig up a couple of cockles.



Councils cut down on their catering costs – no free lunch

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

In leaner times, councils in the Wellington region are looking to spend less on feeding their councillors.



Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett is Obama all the way

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Porirua City Mayor knows who he wants to win theUS presidential election.



Plimmerton residents back composting idea

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Mana Recovery hopes council come round after successful trial.



Gay marriage our mandate says Porirua

Aug 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

But public show little interest in councillors debating bill.



Call for calm as Porirua debates marriage bill

Aug 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Porirua council to debate Amendment Bill tomorrow.



Path plans threaten Plimmerton Brigade shed

Aug 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Uncategorized

Uncertain future for Wellington 29th Boys’ Brigade storage shed.



Foodstuffs happy to roll with Whitby skaters’ ideas

May 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

People power has pushed Foodstuffs Wellington to collaboration over the design or re-location of a new Whitby skate park.

It follows anger from skaters, who met draft plans for the supermarket redevelopment spin-off with hostility. JAMES PAUL reports.



Candidate walk – but without the candidates

Nov 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Election busines comes first for most Porirua candidates.



Graffiti in a virtual city Porirua’s big idea

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Council wants to get graffiti off the streets and online, but needs help.



Colourful retirement for Porirua’s creative thinking graffiti manager

Sep 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

TREVOR Mason can be satisfied that in two years he has helped decrease Porirua graffiti by 30 per cent. TALIA CARLISLE reports.



Education Ministry must foot $75,000 flood bill

Jun 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A school in Porirua East has flooded twice in just two months.



Porirua bus passengers bump, grind in potholes

Feb 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Council, Kiwirail want each other to pay for road repairs.



Porirua prepares to bioblitz flora and fauna

Jan 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Volunteers jump at chance to help scientific survey.



New start for troubled student association

Nov 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Whitireia student body holds elections this week.



Less advertising, more talking wins council seat

Oct 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua’s Pacific networks spread messages for Fa’afoi Seiuli



Boat club wants to become its own landlord

Oct 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Plimmerton club hopes for land swap with Porirua City Council.



Acting president not giving up on crippled student body

Aug 18th, 2010 | By | Category: News

The man who blew the whistle on the Whitireia Independent Students’ Association’s financial collapse is himself under attack from a challenger for the presidency.



Four versus “three musketeers” in fight for Porirua’s Western Ward

Jul 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Douglas, Kelly and Smith pride themselves on their teamwork, but they face a foursome calling for action and change. JENNIFER GILCHRIST reports.



Potential councillor? The soul-searching starts now

Jul 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

People urged to put names forward for local elections.



Titahi Bay Beach revitalisation plans work in progress

Jul 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Porirua City Council working with locals on range of strategies



Max top dog, and then there’s Dr Feelgood

Jul 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Vampires, alcohol and celebrities inspire some dog names.



Wairarapa voters show most interest in local body elections

Jul 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Porirua and Wellington City voters are slowest to get their papers into the post, reports OWEN WINTER.



Dead harbour: North Island’s biggest estuary ‘very sick indeed’

Jun 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Porirua Harbour was once a major source of seafood. Now it’s dying, reports CATHERINE McGREGOR.



There’s trust on Porirua streets around Midnight

May 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Youth workers get young people back on track in 10pm to 4am shift



Porirua church combines internet with education

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Oasis opens up the computer world to newcomers



Garden staff upset by ash scattering

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

People spread ashes on Botanical Gardens rosebeds.



Bigger, better, cheaper: Rodney Hide puts bomb under councils

Jan 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Will Rodney Hide make the capital a Super City too? Perhaps. But local councils will certainly have to do things differently.



Porirua revamp promises lift in city fortunes

Nov 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua’s central shopping area is set for a major facelift.



Bleak landscape to be transformed for community to enjoy

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

An under-used Waitangirua carpark is to make way for picnic areas and playgrounds. CATHERINE McGREGOR finds out why community representatives are enthusiastic.



New homes, new headaches at Whitby

Jul 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Prospect of 1000 homes has some worried at ‘lack of vision’.



Mana’s young PI candidate wants to turn around stereotypes

Nov 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Uncategorized

NewsWire reporter HINANO ANDREWS – Pacific Island NZer – talks to a young Samoan man about his aspirations for PI people.



It takes more than just telling people what road markings mean

Sep 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Picture story, Uncategorized

A Porirua driving instructor finds a novel way to teach those whose English skills are a barrier to learning, reports HINANO ANDREWS.