Posts Tagged ‘Porirua’

Challenge 2000 responding to serious at risk youth

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Following widespread community concern about a “cluster” of suicides, Challenge 2000 is actively helping in Porirua City, north of Wellington. Challenge 2000 is a youth development, community and family social work agency. It works mainly throughout the Wellington region. Five Porirua youths have died of suspected suicide since February and hundreds of people have turned Read more

Porirua fruit and vege co-op dishes up 9 tonnes of produce a week

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

An idea planted in a humble Porirua community has grown into the biggest fruit and vegge co-op of its type in the country. With its roots still firmly entrenched in Cannons Creek, the Wellington Region Fruit and Vege Co-Op serves about nine tonnes of fresh produce to 1400 Wellington homes each week at roughly half Read more

Board confirms Bishop Viard principal’s leave

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The principal of Porirua’s Bishop Viard College is on extended leave for the whole of the next term. Board of Trustees Chairman, Alan Holden, confirmed Tuesday evening, it had grated Teresa Cargo’s request. On Tuesday, CathNews reported that Mr Holden described Ms Cargo’s request as “not unwelcome”. There is much comment in the media that Read more

Plans to build a Pacific Island village in New Zealand

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Planning permission is being sought to build a  $100,000-plus Pacific Island village in Porirua, a city near Wellington in New Zealand. The man making the proposal, Ueli Sasagi, says that with 26 per cent of Porirua’s community made up of Pacific people, it was the ideal place for the proposed village. Ueli, a resource management planner, Read more