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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.


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.

Canopy Free Conversations

Mayor Nick Leggett is calling on his community to come to a free barbecue in the new canopy-free city centre on Monday 2 February.

"Apart from checking out the space now that the canopies have been removed it’s an opportunity for those with concerns about security issues to talk about them. This is an opportunity for residents to come and take ownership of the issue - and this area of the city - for themselves," Mr Leggett said. "Porirua needs to talk about positive community-based solutions and a free BBQ is a great way for everyone to engage."

What: BBQ to celebrate removal of the Porirua City Centre canopies and to talk about security concerns.
When: 11.45am to 1.30pm, Monday 2 February 2015
Where: Near the I-site in Cobham Court
Who: Porirua City Council Mayor Nick Leggett  and Porirua City Councillors

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 have been lodged by 18 December. Special licence applications must be lodged at least 20 working days prior to the event.

See our Alcohol Licensing pages for more information.

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.

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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


Upcoming Council and Committee Meetings

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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.

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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.