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.
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.
The 2020 Tradie’s meet and greet was the highlight of the year for 50 young people who were leaving local colleges or Whitireia Polytechnic to enter the workforce. They got the opportunity to meet, hear and see a snapshot of the working world.
Twelve of our rangatahi were celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments at this year’s eleventh annual Porirua Youth Awards.
Partners Porirua is a youth facing NGO that has been a core of Porirua City for nearly 20 years.
Getting help just got a whole lot easier for young Pacific people in Porirua with the launch of the Tupu Aotearoa programme this week.
Senior students from Mana College were ‘wowed’ after having the opportunity to meet and listen to New Zealand national role model and hero, Willie Apiata.
Partners Porirua was proud to host the official launch of the Youth Driver Licence Scheme announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The day was infused with celebration and a sense of ‘Pride’ and ‘Ours’ at the opening of the new community space and park area at Bedford Reserve in Cannons Creek this week.
Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Young Employee Award, Rafaela Madlung from OPSM Porirua.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.