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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

#GigatownPorirua – Porirua's rapping Gigamayor

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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 , our #GigatownPorirua page, our Facebook page, or our GigatownPorirua website

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

Image 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.


Other pages of interest:

Click the poster image to read the lastest news about Porirua Harbour.

Public Consultations

We need your help in redesigning our playgrounds. Find out the next steps.

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Northern Growth Area Structure Plan - submissions open until 19 September.

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

Hearing to be reconvened, 9 am, Friday 10 October 2014.

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.

Other Links and Services

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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.