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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.

Latest News

Draft Local Alcohol Policy - What restrictions should be put on the sale of alcohol in Porirua City?

One week left to have your say on the Draft Local Alcohol Policy.

We'd love to hear your views on the Draft Local Alcohol Policy (LAP), which will change the criteria for when and where alcohol can be sold in our city. Go to our Local Alcohol Policy page to download a copy of the consultation document.

Submissions close on 25 July 2014. Send your submission online now!

Event Funding applications sought

Are you planning on holding a major event in Porirua in the next 12 months?  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.

Applications for financial assistance under the Event Investment Programme are now being invited.

Application forms and further information are available from the Council front counter or from our Event Investment Programme page.

Applications close on Wednesday 13 August 2014.

Upcoming Community Events

GigatownPorirua – opportunity to transform Porirua!

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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, or our GigatownPorirua website

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 pages of interest:

  Click to view Porirua Harbour and Catchment News page.

Public Consultations

Proposed Plan Change 16 - Network Utilities

Porirua City Council has prepared a proposed change to the Porirua City Council District Plan (proposed ‘Plan Change 16 – Network Utilities’) that aims to replace all existing network utility provisions. Hearings to be held 18-19 September 2014.

Private Plan Change 17 - Aotea Supermarket Zone

Further Submission period now closed.  Officer report being prepared for Hearings.

Decision Released

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.