#GigatownPorirua – Porirua's rapping Gigamayor
A huge thank you to everyone who supported Porirua's Gigatown competition bid.
The initial phase of the competition ended on Friday, September 12 at 1pm and we will receive final confirmation of our placing on Wednesday, September 17.
We need to be in the top 5 to go on into the finals battle.
At this stage it appears we may have finished in 6th place after a valiant last ditch effort that took us very close to 5th place.
Here’s a YouTube clip of Mayor Nick Leggett encouraging people to sign-up and support Porirua.
You can find out more about the competition at www.gigatown.co.nz , our #GigatownPorirua page, our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Gigaporirua, or our GigatownPorirua website www.gigatownporirua.co.nz.
Winning the Gigatown competition would bring 3 years of affordable Ultra-Fast Broadband to Porirua. That would help create a better learning environment, jobs and hi-tech careers for our young people.
Watch our YouTube Video: A Day in the Life of Porirua
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.
Elections 2014 - where to vote
Find out the advance voting locations for Mana which are available from 3 September on our Elections page.
Options for regional governance
The Local Government Commission has been considering applications to change the shape of local government in three regions (Wellington, Northland and Hawke’s Bay). The Commission recently announced that it would not be making an announcement on any of the proposals until after the general election on 20 September 2014. A full description of the current stages with each of the proposals can be found in the Commission’s media statement of 27 June 2014 (pdf).
For more information on the regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform News and Local Government Reform Public Consultation pages.