Win a 10 day holiday in Nelson - support Gigatown Nelson!
Here's your chance to win a 10 day holiday in Nelson/Tasman in November. Go to our News page for details.
Porirua city a happy place to live, say Residents
Porirua residents continue to be happy and enjoy a great quality of life, according to the latest bi-annual Quality of Life survey. Read more on our News page.
Event Funding Applications Invited
Are you planning on holding a major event in Porirua before June 2015? Then we need to hear from you.
Porirua City Council has a key interest and responsibility in supporting arts, recreation, cultural, events, festivals and sporting activities for the greater benefit of the community.
A major event is a single event which fills two or more of the following criteria:
• Visitor numbers of more than 10,000 people
• Over 20% of visitors come from all over the region
• Total event budget is over $100k
• Event has the potential to grow into a larger event
• Event builds city brand and regional/national profile.
Applications for financial assistance under the Event Investment Programme are now being invited.
Funding assistance is available for groups and individuals to assist with major events taking place in Porirua City up to 30 June 2015. Applicants must be able to show that their event will be of benefit to the Porirua community. The sum of up to $35,000 is available for distribution in this second funding round.
Application forms and further information are available from the Council front counter or by phoning Gaylene Kells on 237 1427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 4.30pm Wednesday 29 October 2014
Future of US Marine Hall, Titahi Bay
The former US Marine Hall in Titahi Bay (pictured above) has been closed because it requires extensive repairs. Council has been consulting with the community about the future of the Hall. Go to our US Marine Hall page to find out the background, status of the consultation, and next steps.
Options for regional governance
The Local Government Commission has been considering applications to change the shape of local government in Wellington, Northland and Hawke’s Bay. Each are at different stages as described on the Commission's website. A draft proposal for Wellington may be available before the end of the year. For more information on the regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform News and Local Government Reform Public Consultation pages.