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.
Future of US Marine Hall, Titahi Bay - have your say by Friday!
The Council is consulting with the community about the future of the US Marine Hall in Titahi Bay (pictured above) that has been closed because it requires extensive repairs. Go to our US Marine Hall page to find out the background and more information, and to download feedback forms. Consultation is open until Friday 5 September.
Elections 2014 - where to vote
Find out the advance voting locations for Mana which are available from 3 September on our Elections page.
GigatownPorirua – opportunity to transform Porirua!
The Mayor Nick Leggett is leading the charge to win fast, affordable internet for Porirua through the Chorus-run Gigatown competition. If Porirua businesses and families want to be better networked to the world - this is the opportunity of a life-time! Find out more on our #GigatownPorirua page or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Gigaporirua, or our GigatownPorirua website www.gigatownporirua.co.nz.
Watch our YouTube Video: A Day in the Life of Porirua
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.
Other Links and Services
Pay your Rates by Credit Card
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.