A bout of severe weather on November 15 caused flooding throughout the Greater Wellington Region. Here is a selection of photos taken around some of the waterways as they neared maximum capacity that day.
Posts Tagged ‘ porirua ’
Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.
Wellington dangerously exposed to a local disaster says mayoral hopeful.
Porirua College whanau spent a long time looking for the right principal to build on the legacy Susan Jungerson. This week they welcomed Ragne Maxwell to the role. KATENI SAU reports.
Porirua woman Jessica Lee Groves is a stay-at-home mum and new business owner.
Principal thinks NZ should take after British schools with mid-term breaks
Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.
Hands on principal loves her new job at Porirua’s Bishop Viard College.
KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.
Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide
Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections
Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more
Aotea Block Development is set to ease the housing shortage in Porirua.
The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.
Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.
Te Rauparaha Arena was home to a three day Last Season clothing sale. KEANU HEAD captured the set up process.
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.
Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.
School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.
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.
Teacher Alex Hamilton with Ocearny Kaiwhata at Windley School where new teaching practices are making a difference. KATENI SAU reports.
With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?
Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.
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.
Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.
Festival of the Elements carver Peter Rumble has never been too far from products of earth.
TEZA, or the Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa, is a public art project bringing art and the community together. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.
Porirua Strong Pacific Families celebrate 10 years by putting on a cultural exhibition and film night. TYRAN HEAD reports.
Hopes Porirua people will change the way they see clothing stores after visiting a TEZA week project called Sharemart.
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 […]
Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.
Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.
Mana College’s hall buzzing with hundreds of local students talking to careers advisers.
Piwi Pene has just coordinated the men’s netball nationals and has bigger dreams for them.
For the first time in 27 years Whitireia Music School is doing a country gig and it’s part of a class assessment.
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 […]
The Wellington Regional Sportsfest provides a break from routine and promotes healthy activities for the Windley School basketballers. MATT TSO reports.
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.
Porirua club is not in the Horowhenua/Kapiti competition for the first time in 18 years.
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.
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.
The gap between Maori and non-Maori life expectancy has narrowed, but ARANA KENNY finds there is more work to be done.
Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.
A local artist and college students band together to create art to celebrate Poriruas 50th anniversary..
Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.
Kaye Bruntonspent five years advising other people on running a school, and is now running her own.
A programme created at a Porirua school is achieving results for Maori and Polynesian students .
Michael Tuffery to work with student’s from Porirua secondary schools.
Jo Alderdice and Little Sprouts charity has gone from making one baby care pack to becoming one of Wellington’s Local Heroes.
Award-winning soul musician Bella Kalolo is guiding Whitireia music students and will join them on stage. MATTHEW LAU reports.
Pupils at Ngati Toa given the gift of words by Wellington Rotary Club.
National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.
At Coder Dojo, E-Learning Porirua is offering free sessions on computer coding for children and parents
Mayor hopes the Wellington region will support Porirua’s bid to win the “Gigatown” competition .
Northern United and Hurricanes Academy player Aukuso Tuitama in NZ Under-20s training group.
There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.
Public and organisers give at this year’s Creekfest thumbs up at day-long festival.
Tent gives Creekfest visitors about local initiatives, and gets feedback on what public want.
Locals and visitors have written their personal stories for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.
Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.
Iranian basketball referees Fatemeh Fazel and Rouhi Maher enjoy officiating together as a married couple.
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 […]
Sara Watchorn was runnerup in the Most Inspiring Teacher awards.
Housing Minister Nick Smith says almost 500 state houses need improved driveway safety.
Super-city doesn’t seem to worry Porirua residents.
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.