Bill­boards boast city’s life­style

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Up­dated ‘‘ Wel­come to Porirua’’ bill­boards were put in be­fore Christ­mas, with the city’s har­bour, coast­line, views and re­cre­ation ac­tiv­i­ties the fo­cus.

Pre­vi­ous signs have high­lighted Porirua’s bar­ber­shop, sport­ing, life­style and Live­able Com­mu­ni­ties Awards suc­cess.

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett is pleased they fea­ture ‘‘ real peo­ple’’ en­joy­ing what the city has to of­fer.

‘‘The im­ages have been taken on or be­side the sea and il­lus­trate how easy it is to get out and en­joy sim­ple fam­ily plea­sures in the city’s out­door en­vi­ron­ments, es­pe­cially its many beaches.’’

For peo­ple com­ing over Hay­ward’s Hill on SH58 the wel­come sign fea­tures a young cou­ple re­lax­ing af­ter a day’s work and en­joy­ing the views.

The bill­board on SH1, ap­proach­ing Porirua from Welling­ton, fea­tures chil­dren at play on Ti­tahi Bay beach. The third im­age, fea­tur­ing young peo­ple

A on the har­bour in a waka ama, will go up on SH1 near Paekakariki, while the fourth, show­ing a mar­ried cou­ple out for a walk and some bird-spot­ting on Te Ara Piko path­way, will be in­stalled on Kenepuru Dr.

‘‘We have many homes with sea views in Porirua,’’ Mr Leggett says.

‘‘Hav­ing work-life bal­ance is im­por­tant and we do that well here with our nat­u­ral environment and more laid- back life­style,’’ he says.

Schol­ars: The 2011 Porirua Trust Schol­ar­ship win­ners. From front, Vang Xiong, Porirua Col­lege; Chris­tine Chan­thaboury, Mana Col­lege; Anas­ta­sia Mi­callef, Bishop Viard; Fred­wyn Kisona, Aotea; and Lo­gan Page, Samuel Mars­den Whitby.

Photo supplied.

Life­style choice: group of young Porirua peo­ple en­joy­ing waka ama on Porirua Har­bour will be on the new bill­board just past Paekakariki.

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