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Volleyball teaches more than winning or losing

Aug 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Sport, Top Picture

KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.



Tawa stage comeback to snatch Jubilee Cup in tough conditions

Aug 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide



Street poll: Wellington has a heart, and so should councils

Aug 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections



Job-seekers flock in their hundreds to Porirua’s newest event

Aug 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more



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: Porirua night market a huge success

Jun 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News, Picture story

The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.



Local support for Porirua Olympic hopeful

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.



PHOTO ESSAY: Fashion pop up proves popular

May 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Te Rauparaha Arena was home to a three day Last Season clothing sale. KEANU HEAD captured the set up process.



Seeing school through eyes of kids, families lifts Postgate

May 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Advisory groups engaging families are raising Maori and Pacific achievement at Postgate School in Whitby.

ZARIUS SAMUEL reports it is all part of what principal Adam Campbell says involves seeing learning through children’s eyes.



New Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

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

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Titahi Bay Intermediate thriving despite $75,000 budget cut

May 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.



Cook Islands Anzacs remembered with service

Apr 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Sandra Tisam looks at Michel Tuffrey’s work honouring the Cook Island’s World War 1 legacy, which is remembered each year in Porirua. MATT TSO reports.



Achievement rates on the rise at Windley School

Apr 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Teacher Alex Hamilton with Ocearny Kaiwhata at Windley School where new teaching practices are making a difference. KATENI SAU reports.



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?



Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Local talent wows alongside NZ’s biggest stars

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Le ART, from left Anastasia Sirila, Tiresa Fomai, Rosetta lopa were buzzing among the young bands sharing a stage with professionals at Creekfest. KEANU HEAD reports.



Wellington and Porirua merger talk has people in three minds

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

Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.



Councillor leaves for greener pastures

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized



No acrimony at local Waitangi celebrations

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized



From wine to stone – Rumble is now in his carving element

Feb 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Festival of the Elements carver Peter Rumble has never been too far from products of earth.



WATCH: Community art festival in Porirua

Jan 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Features, Lead Radio Story, Student Features

TEZA, or the Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa, is a public art project bringing art and the community together. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.



Celebrating 10 years with cultural awareness

Dec 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Porirua Strong Pacific Families celebrate 10 years by putting on a cultural exhibition and film night. TYRAN HEAD reports.



WATCH: A stitch in time could help Porirua

Nov 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story, Multimedia, News

Hopes Porirua people will change the way they see clothing stores after visiting a TEZA week project called Sharemart.



Wellington’s disabled stars ready to jam

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]



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.



Whippy chases dream long way from Fiji, Porirua, family

Oct 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Student Features

Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.



Careers expo inspires students from colleges in Porirua

Oct 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mana College’s hall buzzing with hundreds of local students talking to careers advisers.



Piwi Pene mad about men’s netball 31 years after first champs

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Piwi Pene has just coordinated the men’s netball nationals and has bigger dreams for them.



Pataka exhibition puts the spotlight on a dying art form

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Careers exhibition offers a look into the future

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Whitireia Gone Done country

Sep 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

For the first time in 27 years Whitireia Music School is doing a country gig and it’s part of a class assessment.



Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]



Windley basketballers join 2200 in Sportsfest

Aug 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Sport, Top Picture

The Wellington Regional Sportsfest provides a break from routine and promotes healthy activities for the Windley School basketballers. MATT TSO reports.



St Pat’s First XV champion after 20 long years

Aug 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Sport, Top Picture

A prayer for the late Jerry Collins, a member of the last winning St Pat’s Town team, was one of the inspirations for victory this week. ARANA KENNY reports.



Toa rugby has hopes for future despite not fielding a team in 2015

Jul 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Porirua club is not in the Horowhenua/Kapiti competition for the first time in 18 years.



McCullough makes jump to world champs team

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Nikau McCullough at his Porirua chapel basketball court where he plays with his friends – in contrast to the world stage he climbed up to this month. ARANA KENNY reports.



Cold facts show work needed before everyone has Warm Fuzzies

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

With some of the worst statistics for poorly insulated housing in New Zealand, Wellington is struggling to meet the demand to fit out homes with proper heating. COLIN ENGELBRECHT looks at the statistics, and talks to an organisation which is part of the solution.



Higher life expectancy for Maori not good enough

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, News

The gap between Maori and non-Maori life expectancy has narrowed, but ARANA KENNY finds there is more work to be done.



Porirua schools work smart with funding to plug in digital learners

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.



Art through the eyes of young people used to mark Porirua milestone

Jun 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News

A local artist and college students band together to create art to celebrate Poriruas 50th anniversary..



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.



Principal of Porirua’s Ngati Toa Primary School gets to walk the talk

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Kaye Bruntonspent five years advising other people on running a school, and is now running her own.



Students benefit from Rangikura School programme

Apr 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Uncategorized

A programme created at a Porirua school is achieving results for Maori and Polynesian students .



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.



Medal honours people behind capital’s beloved baby care packs

Nov 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Lead Story, News

Jo Alderdice and Little Sprouts charity has gone from making one baby care pack to becoming one of Wellington’s Local Heroes.



Internationally acclaimed Chinese artworks on display

Oct 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Breast cancer recovery programme under threat

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Bella Kalolo draws on the soul of Whitireia musicians for big gig

Aug 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Award-winning soul musician Bella Kalolo is guiding Whitireia music students and will join them on stage. MATTHEW LAU reports.



Bright new books for bright new minds in Porirua

Aug 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Pupils at Ngati Toa given the gift of words by Wellington Rotary Club.



Chris Bishop reckons he has youth and a positive message on his side

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.



Porirua kids get a kick out of computer coding

Jul 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

At Coder Dojo, E-Learning Porirua is offering free sessions on computer coding for children and parents



Porirua hoping for Gigatown win

May 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mayor hopes the Wellington region will support Porirua’s bid to win the “Gigatown” competition .



Rising star Tuitama aiming for U20 World Rugby Championship

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Northern United and Hurricanes Academy player Aukuso Tuitama in NZ Under-20s training group.



New generation eyeing up Maori Party leadership

Mar 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.



Whanau and community message gets across in Creekfest 2014

Mar 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Public and organisers give at this year’s Creekfest thumbs up at day-long festival.



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.



Stories shared at Museum of City and Sea popular part of exhibition

Jan 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Locals and visitors have written their personal stories for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.



Council accused of being Christmas Grinch with decorations

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.



Olympics the dream for refereeing couple wedded to basketball

Dec 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Iranian basketball referees Fatemeh Fazel and Rouhi Maher enjoy officiating together as a married couple.



Sore feet to support young people

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, News

WHELDON Curzon-Hobson will walk 180 kilometres around Wellington and then to Palmerston North this month to help change the lives of young people. Mr Curzon-Hobson, 45, said the purpose of the walk was for young people to share inspirational stories with him. “I meet a whole lot of young people in our area who are […]



Inspiring Whitby teacher honoured with award

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Sara Watchorn was runnerup in the Most Inspiring Teacher awards.



Driveway safety record a ‘national shame’

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Housing Minister Nick Smith says almost 500 state houses need improved driveway safety.



Porirua shows little concern over super-city

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Super-city doesn’t seem to worry Porirua residents.



Titans finish season on a high

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: News, Sport

THE Titan’s football team rounded off a successful season by winning their grade at the John McCartney invitational tournament this month. The 11th grade Western Suburbs team beat Ellerslie 6-0 in the final. Coach Dean Eagar said the players were thrilled with the win against a highly regarded side. “The team wanted to beat the […]



Student horror film breaks new ground

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, News

THE Blair Witch Project and TV2 programme 20/20 have inspired three Porirua students to create their own horror film. Budding Aotea College film-maker Corey Fuimaono was joined by classmates Shea McBride and Danny Bultitude to create The Botanical Hanging Tree. Fuimaono said the mockumentary film was based around a news show and two paranormal investigators. […]



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.



NewsWire’s coverage of council elections

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Labour MP Kris Faafoi congratulates Nick Leggett, right, on his re-election as Porirua’s mayor on Saturday. Click on the headline for NewsWire’s coverage of national media.



Voters and candidates split about online voting in future

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Local body elections, News

VOTERS and candidates at Wellington City Council today were evenly divided on the possibility of online voting in future elections.

LIAM MACANDREW and ELLIOT PARKER spoke to some of them during last minute voting this morning.



Cannons Creek in final push on eve of tavern liquor licence hearing

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Porirua mayoralty candidates have varying views on the contentious liquor licensing application for a tavern in
Cannons Creek. CAMERON MASSEY reports.



Top Wellington musicians join 40 students on stage for Blues Express

Sep 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Thomas Oliver, Lisa Tomlins and John O’Connor contribute to stars of future.



Design students litter Bowen House with petals and glass for art

Sep 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

An exhibition is showing works on the environment and the bottom line. CAM MASSEY went for a look.



Porirua mayor wants a vibrant city, to attract new business

Sep 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Leggett feels as passionate about Porirua as the day he first decided to stand for mayor.



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.



Excitement building up for Polynesian festival

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Students from around the Porirua region are preparing to show off their Pasifika cultures, reports CAM MASSEY.



Porirua Mayor Leggett accused of putting his career above his city

Aug 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Incumbent Porirua mayor denies using the chains of office just to pull himself up into Parliament, although the idea has support in Porirua. SAM DUFF reports.



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.



Porirua deals with frayed nerves and demand for supplies

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Civil Defence pushes “Get Ready” message as it sells 28 of its 200 litre water containers



Wellingtonians told to stay out of city centre on Monday

Jul 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

GNS Science says there could be up to nine magnitude 5.0 or greater events in the next week.



Porirua school triumphs at kapa haka competition

Jul 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Diversity, Latest News, News

Te Rauparaha Arena erupts into a crowd Kamate haka for Te Kura Maori o Porirua.