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Mitre 10 and Mana College Ambassador Programme

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.

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Porirua Young Employee and Small Business Awards

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.

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Tradies’ meet and greet

Tradies’ meet and greet

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.

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Porirua Youth Awards 2020

Porirua Youth Awards 2020

Twelve of our rangatahi were celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments at this year’s eleventh annual Porirua Youth Awards.

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PARTNERSHIP STORIES

Cycling at Bishop Viard College

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.

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Students get prepared

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.

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Young people call the shots on city parks

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.

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Schools on wheels

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.

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Aotea students honing interview skills

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.

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