People of Porirua are amazing.
- Jerry Collins earned a place in the All Blacks, including the 2007 World Cup attempt, and became Porirua's Sportsperson of the Year in October 2007 - see Kapi-Mana News 9/10/07, page 2.
- Rob Fruean, former head boy at Porirua College then an accounting student at VUW, key player in the rugby team that won the Under-19 World Cup in April 2007 - see Kapi-Mana News 15/05/07, page 1. Then Porirua's Young Sportsperson of the Year 2007.
- Bob Hutchinson has been a softball coach for decades, and became Porirua's Sports Administrator of the Year in October 2007 - see Kapi-Mana News 9/10/07, page 2.
- Willie McMahon, a resident of Titahi Bay for about 15 years), surfer and rugby coach, has coached Norths Onepoto Under-11s for two seasons and is now gathering support for the idea of a youth club to get the local youngsters away from spray cans and crime - see Kapi-Mana News 9/10/07, page 1 and page 60. Contact him at 027 673 0771.
- Naureen Palmer (b abt 1949), Labour city councillor 1989-2007, one of the longest terms ever; manager of Family Start; moved to Brisbane in 2007 - see Kapi-Mana News 9/10/07, page 6.
- Allan Parker of Elsdon, who wants to find a Porirua resident who can beat the world skateboard speed record. See also http://www.justifiedskate.com and Kapi-Mana News 31/10/06, page 1.
- Michael Webster of Whitby, electrician and prize-winning builder - see Kapi-Mana News 17/04/07, page 1.
Others who may not yet have their own page may be listed here (with their names as links for easy page creation):
- Selwyn Katene - Pauatahanui resident, Labour Party mayoral candidate for the Porirua City Council Election 2007 (receiving the second-largest number of votes).
- Tim Sheppard - Plimmerton resident, independent candidate for the Porirua City Council Election 2007.
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