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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.


Special Licence for Events Before 15 February 2015 – APPLY NOW!

If you are planning an event for mid-February 2015 or earlier, special licence applications must be lodged by 18 December. Special licence applications must be lodged at least 20 working days prior to the event. (NB: under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, from 20 Dec to 15 Jan applications cannot be processed).

For events between 20 December 2014 and 15 January 2015 you must have applied by 20 November 2014.

See our Alcohol Licensing pages for more information.

What Council decisions do you want to hear about?

The Council makes lots of decisions for the city and community on many issues. The Council provides information about what it does and asks for feedback. Helping to balance this is the Council’s draft Significance and Engagement Policy (748KB pdf). The draft policy is open for comment between 24 November and the closing date of Friday 12 December 2014.

Let us know: What Council decisions do you want to hear about? What Council decisions do you want to have your say on? Have we got the balance about right with the criteria? How do you want to find out about Council activities and decision-making? See our Public Consultation page for more information and details of how to make a submission.

Have your say Porirua

We’re making it easier for you to tell us your views on our Long Term Plan (LTP) for the next 10 years in Porirua. Click on the image link below to “Have your say Porirua” where you’ll be able to post comments and discuss issues with us and others in the community, as well as upload a photo or video clip. Simply REGISTER and you’re ready to get started. What you say will inform and influence the decisions made by the Council.

Click to go to the Have your say Porirua website.

Porirua's Christmas Events

See our Christmas Events in Porirua page for a quick listing of the major Christmas events in Porirua during December 2014.

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. On Thursday 4 December 2014 the Commission will announce its decision on reorganisation of Wellington councils.  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:

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


Upcoming Council and Committee Meetings

Subscribe to our Democratic Services Newsletter. Subscribe to receive an email alert when new meeting documents have been placed on this website (usually weekly on a Friday). You will need to confirm your subscription.

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.