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Click to see the Porirua 50th Anniversary page.Welcome to Porirua City Council

This website has information for residents, visitors and businesses in Porirua City about the services and facilities operated by Porirua City Council, located 25 kilometres north of Wellington City, New Zealand. On 2 October 2015, Porirua marks the 50th Anniversary of the formal establishment of Porirua as a city. See our 50th Anniversary page for more information and events. Contact us on (04) 237 5089, 24 hours a day.


Long Term Plan Submissions close on Friday 1 May

We want to hear from you about the Council’s Long-term Plan for the next 10 years. Read our consultation document on the Long-term Plan 2015-25 and other supporting documents. You can also make a submission online. If you want to post comments and discuss issues with us and others in the community, as well as upload a photo or video clip, then click on the Have your Say Porirua button below, REGISTER, and you’re ready to get started. Submissions are open until 5 pm Friday 1 May. What you say will inform and influence the decisions made by the Council.

Click to go to the Have your say Porirua website.

Consultation opens on Resource Consent and Building Consent Fees and Charges

The Council is consulting on proposed adjustments to the fees and charges for building and resource consents. The new charges would apply from 01 July 2015. The consultation is open from 2 April until 1 May. See our Fees and Charges page for more information.

Tender for the Operation of Porirua Market

Porirua City Council is looking to revitalise the Porirua Market and is seeking an enthusiastic market operator. The Council is keen to see tenders from all sorts of organisations and groups and hear their ideas on how to provide a dynamic open-air Saturday market in Cobham Court. See our Public Tenders page for more information and to download the Request for Proposal. Tenders close 5pm on Friday 8 May 2015.

Regional governance

The Porirua hearings on Wellington local government reorganisation were held on Thursday 26 March 2015. Porirua City Council presented further comments to support its submission of 2 March. Mayor Nick Leggett, Deputy Mayor ‘Ana Coffey, Cr Ken Douglas and Chief Executive Gary Simpson all spoke. Several other residents took the opportunity to speak to their submissions.

Approximately 500 people across the region asked to be heard in public session. Around 9,400 submissions were received. The Commission will release a submissions summary once they have been analysed. For information on the other hearings in the region, you can visit the Commission’s website.

For more information on the regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform News page.

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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.