Mana College was the first State secondary school opened in Porirua, away back in 1957.

Recent successes include the waka ama win involving six boys in Rotorua on 8 April 2006: "Team Manatahi". Team members included Aranui Elkington, Arthur Katene, Duane Tovey, and Tipi Terangihaeata, while head coach was Mareikura Brightwell. Porirua City News April 19, p 12

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