Partners Porirua News
There’s always lots happening here at Partners Porirua
Outstanding Young Employee
Twenty five talented young individuals were nominated for the Outstanding Young Employee awards held in November 2022.
Successful apprentice got his start at ‘Tradies’ Meet and Greet’!
Max To-omaga, a drain laying apprentice with Higgins Contractors (Te Aranga Alliance), is making a big impression, and not just with his own employer.
What a year, New premises and more events!
The Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement ended 2022 with a bang.
Everything under one roof in new Cobham Court premises
Everything under one roof in new Cobham premises For 22 years Partners Porirua has been inspiring local rangatahi to get the most out of life.
Finding a new approach in the infrastructure sector
Downer has teamed up with Partners Porirua to run Gateway partnerships with local colleges and is keen to attract more women to the infrastructure industry.
Porirua Youth Awards 2022
Thirteen of our rangatahi were celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments at this year’s thirteenth annual Porirua Youth Awards.
Women in Construction Expo
Partners Porirua recently ran a “Women in Construction Expo” to inspire young wahine, college students and female job seekers to go into a career in construction.
Mitre 10 and Mana College Ambassador Programme
Youth ambassadors from Mana College have been a great hit at Mitre 10 MEGA Porirua. Ten students gave up their weekends during August, September and October 2021 to volunteer in the store and gain some hands-on experience.
Porirua Young Employee and Small Business Awards
Porirua’s resilient and innovative small businesses and a range of exceptional young employees were recognised at the first Porirua City Council Small Business Awards ceremony at the Whitireia Library in Porirua last night.
Booming Trades Industry Seeks “girl Power” To Solve Skills Shortage
Partners Porirua and Porirua City Council jointly run a Women in Trades event to inspire women and girls to take up career opportunities in the booming trade sector.
Cycling at Bishop Viard College
The cycling project at Bishop Viard College saw around 80 Year 7 and 8 students get on bikes and learn new skills. Over the course of the three sessions, students went from beginner to expert, eventually heading off for a ride off the school grounds, utilizing the cycle track across the road from the school. This was a real highlight for the students.
Porirua makes a success of Bikes in Schools
The Bikes in Schools movement in six Porirua primary schools offers universal access to cycling as part of the school day. Louise Thornley reports on how the school communities achieved this outcome.
Aotea College students walking the talk
Sixteen year 11 students from Aotea College have experienced what it is like to be in a real-life job interview situation – thanks to Plimmerton Rotary Club.
Corinna School Bike Track Opening
On a stunning sunny spring morning, an excited crowd gathered at Corinna School to celebrate the opening of their long awaited and hard worked for bike track.
Students get prepared
Radio training for students is an important aspect of being prepared for a civil defence emergency.Partners Porirua has coordinated the training of students from civil defence emergency hubs alongside the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) for four years.
Young people call the shots on city parks
Children and young people in Porirua are being heard and are helping to shape decisions made about our city parks. There are a number of exciting park projects underway around the city, all have called upon children and young people to have a say in the direction of these spaces.
Brandon Intermediate helps restore Cannons Creek Lake
The Brandon Intermediate Environmental Group have become passionate advocates of Cannons Creek Lake as they work to restore it to its former state.
The students have taken on the revitalisation work as their Kaitiaki project.
Schools on wheels
More and more local primary schools are getting on board with the Bikes in Schools programme. In 2018 three new schools started their journey to install a bike track and secure a fleet of bikes, helmets and jackets for their students.
Aotea students honing interview skills
Senior students from Aotea College are experiencing what it’s like to be in a real-life job interview situation – thanks to Plimmerton Rotary Club. Students get the chance to practice interview skills with employers in the community.