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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.


Win a 10 day holiday in Nelson - support Gigatown Nelson!

Here's your chance to win a 10 day holiday in Nelson/Tasman in November.  Go to our News page for details.

Porirua city a happy place to live, say Residents

Porirua residents continue to be happy and enjoy a great quality of life, according to the latest bi-annual Quality of Life survey. Read more on our News page.

Event Funding Applications Invited

Are you planning on holding a major event in Porirua before June 2015?   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. 

A major event is a single event which fills two or more of the following criteria:
• Visitor numbers of more than 10,000 people
• Over 20% of visitors come from all over the region
• Total event budget is over $100k
• Event has the potential to grow into a larger event
• Event builds city brand and regional/national profile.
Applications for financial assistance under the Event Investment Programme are now being invited.

Funding assistance is available for groups and individuals to assist with major events taking place in Porirua City up to 30 June 2015.  Applicants must be able to show that their event will be of benefit to the Porirua community.  The sum of up to $35,000 is available for distribution in this second funding round.

Application forms and further information are available from the Council front counter or by phoning Gaylene Kells on 237 1427 or email

Applications close 4.30pm Wednesday  29 October  2014

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.

Options for regional governance

The Local Government Commission has been considering applications to change the shape of local government in Wellington, Northland and Hawke’s Bay. Each are at different stages as described on the Commission's website. A draft proposal for Wellington may be available before the end of the year.  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:

This image shows the latest Porirua Harbour Strategy Poster which urges people to call a hotline number if they notice anything wrong with the harbour.

Public Consultations and Upcoming Hearings

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

This photograph shows Mungavin Park playground before being upgraded.

Northern Growth Area Structure Plan

Proposed Plan Change 16 - Network Utilities 

Private Plan Change 17 - Aotea Supermarket Zone

GroundUp Cafe Notified Resource Consent - Hearings to be held 17, 18, 19 November 2014.


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.