Media Coverage





  • 18 October 2011, Kapi-Mana News  ::  Submissions heard on draft harbour plan
    Submissions were heard last week on the draft Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan.  The strategy's focus is on cleaning up the harbour.

  • 21 June 2011, Kapi-Mana News :: Fully grown
    Five Porirua East schools - Cannons Creek, Glenview, Maraeroa, Russell and Windley - celebrated the end of a decade-long schools "Adopt-a-Spot" planting project in Cannons Creek Reserve.

  • 1 February 2011, Kapi-Mana News  ::  Letters: To The Editor - Maara Roa
    The real story about the unnamed woman from the Long Garden or early settler times.
    The name Maara Roa which is common te reo Maori for a garden (mara or maara), with the word roa meaning long.
    The name Maara Roa was given in 2000 by the late Alf Potaka, kaumatua of Maraeroa Marae, to the then-new conservation organisation Nga Hoa o Maara Roa, the Friends of Maara Roa, as they set out to restore and protect the threatened native bush remnant in the Cannons Creek Valley.

  • 18 January 2011, Kapi-Mana News  ::  Porirua station's fresh lick of paint
    Porirua's railway station upgrade is well underway.  A Maori maiden named Maara Roa, after the woman who had the famous garden in what is now a reserve behind Cannons Creek, takes pride of place at the top of the stairs leading to the train platform, while native flora winds around the corner up the second flight of stairs.