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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

We'd like to say Thank You for your Gigatown support

Banner image - I love GigatownPorirua.

Nobody can say we didn’t try.

With everything from flags to zombies to a mayoral rap, Porirua pulled out all the stops in its bid to become New Zealand’s Gigatown.

We’ve put together a video to say an enormous Thank You to the many people who supported our campaign to make it into the finals of the Chorus Gigatown competition.

After a massive last ditch effort, Porirua narrowly missed out in the final cut, finishing the first round of the competition in sixth place behind Wanaka, Gisborne, Timaru, Dunedin and Nelson.

However, the campaign was a huge success for the national profile Porirua achieved as a young, dynamic city that is open for business. The connections that we made and the image we projected about Porirua have been great and won’t be lost.

We wish the five finalists all the best in their on-going campaign to become the winning Gigatown. You can find out more about the competition at

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 and Upcoming Hearings 

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

View of playground.

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.

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.

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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.