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Porirua Youth Awards open for applications 26 June 2017

"Recognising excellence"

Awards - Art and Culture, Education, Environment or Community work, Sport

Age categories - junior Years 9 - 11 and senior Years 12 - 13

Learn more about the awards and download an application form here

Emergency Training with Local Schools

"Students working with Lisa McLaren from WREMO"

28 students from seven local schools, designated as Community Emergency Hubs, learnt how to use the Civil Defence Radio system.  Regularly checking communications will be their on-going job.   

Read more about what is involved

Careers Event at Te Kura Maori o Porirua

“Find your passion and you will never work a day in your life”

The school year was off to a great start for Te Kura Maori o Porirua Year 9-13 students. A two day careers event, coordinated by Partners Porirua and school staff, saw local experts share their work experiences with students.

(Left) Ngātuere Matakatea with Jhial McGregor one of our guest speakers.

Photos and full story here

Red Badge: Signs on and Signs up

"Working alongside wonderful, motivated young people gives Karena Wilson a spring in her step."

As Operations Manager for Red Badge, Karena is the one who gets out and finds new recruits.  “The young guys and girls who we have coming through are amazing; they’re eager and happy to do anything. Part of our uniform is a smile and they’ve all got that.”

See how Red Badge became a Youth 2 Work partner

Mayor Mike Tana welcomes new partners

"A new group of partners were welcomed into the Porirua Work 2 Youth Movement by Mayor Mike Tana"

There are now more than 30 businesses, education providers and community organisations signed up as partners committed to providing opportunities for Porirua youth.

Check out who the new Youth 2 Work partners are

Kids take charge in community project

 "Children and Youth at the centre of city decision making"

Rachel Scott, our Educational Partnerships Facilitator,  is leading student consultation on behalf of Porirua City Council to create a new recreational space in Eastern Porirua.

Full article by Kateni Sau 

Awards night extra special for Partners Porirua

"Partners Porirua Recognised for Contribution to the Community"

Partners Porirua has been named the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award for 2016 in the Westpac Porirua Business Awards announced on Friday.

Read more about the night

And the Winners Are.........

"A big congratulation to our Outstanding Young Employee Award Winners, Jordan Mawson from CPB Heb Joint Venture and Manda Roberts from Topor Bistro!"

Jordan Mawson is a conscientious member of the labour crew on the Transmission Gully project. Jordan has been handpicked for a Traineeship and has a great future ahead of him. In her role as Sous Chef, Manda strives for perfection and consistently contributes to the profitability of Topor Bistro.

Read more about these amazing young people
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