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      • Aotea College students walking the talk
        • 8 Jan 2021
        • Partners Porirua
        • Government Funds Licence Scheme for Youth   Partners Porirua was proud to host the official launch of the Youth Driver Licence Scheme announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. The scheme, funded by the NZTA Community Road Safety Fund and the Ministry of Social Development, beginning 1 June 2019, will enable young people on benefits or in care to access free driving lessons and tests.   “A driver licence is more than just a licence to drive. It’s a vital tool and opens doors to education and jobs.,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. This is exciting news for Partners Porirua as a Youth Service provider, running its own Drive 4 Life programme since 2007.  Partners Porirua also facilitate a Community Driver Mentor Programme enabling disadvantaged youth to practise their driving skills with fully licensed adult driving mentors. “The announcement means Partners Porirua can assist more of our most vulnerable young people to get their driver licence, and increase their employment prospects and independence,” said Executive Director Michelle Robinson. Partners Porirua Workforce Development Manager, Jacqui Edwards with Jacinda Ardern and Partners Porirua Executive Director, Michelle Robinson.  Read more about this announcement. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111922049/prime-minister-announces-free-driving-lessons-and-tests-for-young-people-on-benefits-or-in-care Hineora Mike, a former Youth Service client and teen Mum, tells Maori television what getting her full drivers licence has meant for her. https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/politics/govt-fund-free-licence-scheme-youth-on-benefits
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      • Porirua Youth Awards 2020
        • 30 Oct 2020
        • Partners Porirua
        • 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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      • Tupu Aotearoa comes to Porirua
        • 1 Oct 2020
        • Partners Porirua
        • Willie Apiata wows students at Mana College   Getting help just got a whole lot easier for young Pacific people in Porirua with the launch of the Tupu Aotearoa programme this week.
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      • Willie Apiata wows students at Mana College
        • 1 Oct 2020
        • Partners Porirua
        • Willie Apiata wows students at Mana College   A group of 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.
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      • Title test
        • 28 Sep 2020
        • Partners Porirua
        • Government Funds Licence Scheme for Youth   Partners Porirua was proud to host the official launch of the Youth Driver Licence Scheme announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. The scheme, funded by the NZTA Community Road Safety Fund and the Ministry of Social Development, beginning 1 June 2019, will enable young people on benefits or in care to access free driving lessons and tests.   “A driver licence is more than just a licence to drive. It’s a vital tool and opens doors to education and jobs.,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. This is exciting news for Partners Porirua as a Youth Service provider, running its own Drive 4 Life programme since 2007.  Partners Porirua also facilitate a Community Driver Mentor Programme enabling disadvantaged youth to practise their driving skills with fully licensed adult driving mentors. “The announcement means Partners Porirua can assist more of our most vulnerable young people to get their driver licence, and increase their employment prospects and independence,” said Executive Director Michelle Robinson. Partners Porirua Workforce Development Manager, Jacqui Edwards with Jacinda Ardern and Partners Porirua Executive Director, Michelle Robinson.  Read more about this announcement. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111922049/prime-minister-announces-free-driving-lessons-and-tests-for-young-people-on-benefits-or-in-care Hineora Mike, a former Youth Service client and teen Mum, tells Maori television what getting her full drivers licence has meant for her. https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/politics/govt-fund-free-licence-scheme-youth-on-benefits
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      • Government Funds Licence Scheme for Youth
        • 10 Apr 2019
        • Partners Porirua
        • Government Funds Licence Scheme for Youth April 10, 2019 Partners Porirua was proud to host the official launch of the Youth Driver Licence Scheme announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. The scheme, funded by the NZTA Community Road Safety Fund and the Ministry of Social Development, beginning 1 June 2019, will enable young people on benefits or in care to access free driving lessons and tests.   “A driver licence is more than just a licence to drive. It’s a vital tool and opens doors to education and jobs.,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. This is exciting news for Partners Porirua as a Youth Service provider, running its own Drive 4 Life programme since 2007.  Partners Porirua also facilitate a Community Driver Mentor Programme enabling disadvantaged youth to practise their driving skills with fully licensed adult driving mentors. “The announcement means Partners Porirua can assist more of our most vulnerable young people to get their driver licence, and increase their employment prospects and independence,” said Executive Director Michelle Robinson. Partners Porirua Workforce Development Manager, Jacqui Edwards with Jacinda Ardern and Partners Porirua Executive Director, Michelle Robinson.  Read more about this announcement. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111922049/prime-minister-announces-free-driving-lessons-and-tests-for-young-people-on-benefits-or-in-care Hineora Mike, a former Youth Service client and teen Mum, tells Maori television what getting her full drivers licence has meant for her. https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/politics/govt-fund-free-licence-scheme-youth-on-benefits
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      • New whanau community space in Cannons Creek
        • 21 Mar 2019
        • Partners Porirua
        • New whanau community space in Cannons Creek Mar 14, 2019 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. Ngati Toa kaumatua, Taku Parai blessed the Park which was officially opened by Porirua Mayor, Mike Tana. But it was the young people that were the centre of attention with heartfelt performances from local schools, Windley and Glenview and a rousing haka from Brandon Intermediate. Working with Rachel Scott from Partners Porirua, students from these schools. Porirua College and Cannons Creek School made up a consultation group that were involved in the design and development of the community park space from inception. It has been a true community student-led project, said Rachel Scott, with Porirua College students designing and making the park benches, Glenview students designing and painting the mural, and leaders from Cannons Creek School, Windley School and Porirua College working through a robust consultation process to gather their ideas and work with landscape architects to bring their vision to life. As well as a flying fox, swing play area, performance stage, park benches, DJ post, drinking fountain and family sized picnic table, the space includes a wheelchair-friendly barbecue area and a swing for people with limited mobility. Adding distinct local flavour, the theme of the park was based on the book – Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street – written by well-known author, Patricia Grace. “We have a process where young people have a say and that is so important” said Mayor, Mike Tana “I want to especially thank the schools that have participated in improving this space, either through design or working on the bench seats. It has created a sense of ownership for you in your community.” “The space will definitely be popular. Cannons Creek has always had a sense of community and it’s great to see an area that many families can utilise,” says Eastern Ward councillor and Cannons Creek resident, Kylie Wihapi. Porirua College students with their teacher and staff from Partners Porirua try out the new park benches that the students helped design and construct. (Back) Harry Young-Lalau, Solomona Penese, Michelle Robinson (Partners Porirua), Vailahi Vailahi (Front) Aashif Sacha (Partners Porirua), Franki Light (HOF Technology), Rachel Scott (Partners Porirua)
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      • Corinna School Bike Track Opening
        • 5 Nov 2018
        • Partners Porirua
        • Corinna School bike track opening October 2018 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.
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      • Students get prepared
        • 17 Sep 2018
        • Partners Porirua
        • Students get prepared Radio training for students is an important aspect of being prepared for a civil defence emergency.
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      • Schools on wheels
        • 17 Sep 2018
        • Partners Porirua
        • Schools on wheels More and more local primary schools are getting on board with the Bikes in Schools programme.
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      • Aotea students honing interview skills
        • 17 Sep 2018
        • Partners Porirua
        • 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.
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      • Porirua JOBfest 2016
        • 7 Jun 2016
        • Partners Porirua
        • Porirua JOBfest 2016    Porirua’s first JOBfest will bring together employers with a genuine recruitment need, with local students and young job seekers eager to enter the                                                                   workforce.
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      • Hine at the Helm
        • 7 Jun 2016
        • Partners Porirua
        • HINE AT THE HELM Meet Hine King – the ‘power house’ behind JOBfest 2016.
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      • Nick Gets Moving
        • 18 Apr 2016
        • Partners Porirua
        • When Nickoloa Faauga was looking for work, he was hand-picked for a job opportunity, thanks to the Youth 2 Work Movement.
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      • Driver’s licence initiative proving to be a winner
        • 16 Mar 2016
        • Partners Porirua
        • This programme gave young people a positive view of police and the police another chance to engage with teenagers in the city,  Henry Samia, Partners Porirua Article by KRIS DANDO, Kapi Mana Patrick Fenika preferred to have a policeman sitting next to him rather than waving him down at a checkpoint.
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      • Working Together For Youth
        • 9 Mar 2016
        • Partners Porirua
        • The Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement aims to bring the Porirua community together to nurture and support its young people and to have them all ‘earning or learning’.
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      • The Apprentice Electrician
        • 9 Mar 2016
        • Partners Porirua
        •   Jayar Salanoa has been on the job with GT Electrical for three months and he loves it as he’s working towards becoming a fully qualified electrician.
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