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Welcome to Porirua City Council

This website has information for residents, visitors and businesses about the services and facilities operated by Porirua City Council, located 25 kilometres north of Wellington City, New Zealand. Porirua is a city of villages and was judged one of the world's most liveable communities at the International LivCom Awards in Chicago in November 2010. Contact us on (04) 237 5089, 24 hours a day.


Holiday Operating Hours

We've published our holiday operating hours in the Kapi-Mana News and on this website.

All Council facilities are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

Whitby and Omapere Street residents - please note your Council rubbish and recycling collection normally scheduled on a Thursday (Christmas Day this year) will occur on Wednesday 24 December.  Please have your items kerbside by 8 am. Normal collection days apply to all other areas.

View our Christmas/New Year  Operating Hours page for full details.

Provisional Local Alcohol Policy

The Council adopted a Provisional Local Alcohol Policy on 10 December 2014. The Provisional Policy was publicly notified on 16 December 2014, appeals on the policy must be filed with the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority within 30 days of public notification.  Download the Provisional Policy (pdf).

Special Licence for Events Before 15 February 2015 – APPLY NOW!

If you are planning an event for mid-February 2015 or earlier, special licence applications must be lodged by 18 December. Special licence applications must be lodged at least 20 working days prior to the event. (NB: under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, from 20 Dec to 15 Jan applications cannot be processed).

For events between 20 December 2014 and 15 January 2015 you must have applied by 20 November 2014.

See our Alcohol Licensing pages for more information.

Have your say Porirua

We’re making it easier for you to tell us your views on our Long Term Plan (LTP) for the next 10 years in Porirua. Click on the image link below to “Have your say Porirua” where you’ll be able to post comments and discuss issues with us and others in the community, as well as upload a photo or video clip. Simply REGISTER and you’re ready to get started. What you say will inform and influence the decisions made by the Council.

Click to go to the Have your say Porirua website.

Options for regional governance

On Thursday 4 December 2014, the Local Government Commission announced its Draft Proposal for Reorganisation of Local Government in Wellington.  For more information on the regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform News and Local Government Reform Public Consultation pages.

Other pages of interest:

Public Consultations and Upcoming Hearings

We need your help in redesigning our playgrounds. Find out the next steps.

This photograph shows Mungavin Park playground before being upgraded.

Northern Growth Area Structure Plan

Proposed Plan Change 16 - Network Utilities

Private Plan Change 17 - Aotea Supermarket Zone

GroundUp Cafe Notified Resource Consent


Upcoming Council and Committee Meetings

  • 2015 Meeting Calendar 

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To view documents for other meetings, go to our Meeting Document Search System (opens separate window).

For more information about Council and Committee meetings, go to our Meetings page. Hard copies of current meeting agendas are available to view at our City libraries, and at the Porirua City Council office, 16 Cobham Court, Porirua.

Other Links and Services

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Welly Wi-Fi

Porirua City Council provides a free public Wi-Fi service in selected locations around the Porirua Central Business District. This service allows 100 MB per device per day, and users can connect as many times as they like, with as many devices as they like.

There is no time limit (first come, first served) as the total number of simultaneous users is restricted to ensure optimal service.

When you logon, you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions first.