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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 marked the 50th Anniversary of the formal establishment of Porirua as a city. See our 50th Anniversary page for a list of the Porirua50 Award recipients. Contact us on (04) 237 5089, 24 hours a day.


Porirua Christmas Events

Saturday 5 December - Porirua Christmas Carnival

Te Rauparaha Park, 2-9 pm
First Grinch Stage Show 2.30 pm
Gigabit Wi-Fi launch
Fireworks display 9 pm
Free family event

Saturday 5 December - Plimmerton Christmas by the beach Family Fun Night

Plimmerton School, 3-7 pm
Entertainment, food stalls, Christmas carols
Free family event

Saturday 12 December - Porirua Christmas at the Park

Elsdon Park, Titahi Bay Road, 8-10 pm
Christmas carols and performers, food stalls
Fireworks display 9 pm
Free family event

See our Community Events page for full details.

Passport to our Playgrounds

To give parents and children more opportunity to collect their rewards for visiting the Council’s playgrounds as part of Becoming a Playground Explorer, the cut off for claiming has been extended for one week till 5pm on Monday 7th December. So far 229 children have completed visiting all of the 24 playgrounds in the passport.

Council Parks Manager Olivia Dovey said “We were approached by several parents on the final day asking if there could be a short extension, just to finish off the last 2 playgrounds  in the Playground Passport, so they could collect their reward of a family swim pass, certificate and an individual congratulatory letter from the Mayor.  We have extended the cut off by one week to give children and parents and opportunity to finish the passport.”

Children and parents can claim their rewards at the Council Offices main reception, i-SITE Porirua, Arena Reception, Pataka Reception or at any of the Council’s libraries.

Land Holdings Review

Porirua City Council is proposing to sell up to 30 under-used properties, to provide income for the city and help reduce debt.  View the list of properties and maps on our Land Holdings Review page, and provide your feedback by Thursday 17 December 2015.

District Plan review underway

We are reviewing the District Plan; the plan that affects what you and your neighbours can do on your properties. We do it once every 10 years so this is our chance to get it right.

Take a look at the 12 discussion documents that outline some of the proposed rule changes and give us your feedback before 18 December 2015.

Go to our District Plan review page for more information, to view the discussion documents and find out how to have your say. 

Spicer Landfill Updates

Our Spicer Landfill Updates page provides background and updated information as it comes to hand about work at Spicer Landfill.

Regional governance

On 9 June 2015, the Local Government Commission announced it will not proceed with its draft proposal for a two-tier single council in the Wellington region. The Commission will instead work with councils and communities on other options to address the challenges faced by the region. For more information on the Commission’s decision and other regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform Information and Resources page.


Notified Resource Consent

Other pages of interest:

Upcoming Council and Committee Meetings

Audit & Risk Management Committee - Tuesday 1 December 2015 @ 1.00pm

Finance Committee - Wednesday 2 December 2015 @ 3.00pm

Hard copies are also available to view at our City Libraries, and at the Porirua City Council office, 16 Cobham Court, Porirua.

Attending our Meetings

Our Meetings page has information about attending our meetings.

Subscribe to our Democratic Services Newsletter. Subscribe to receive an email alert when new meeting documents are available. You will need to confirm your subscription.

To view documents for other meetings, go to our Meeting Document Search System (opens separate window).


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.