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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

ANZAC Day Arrangements

ANZAC Day is commemorated on Friday 25 April 2014, and is a public holiday.  See our ANZAC Day page for details of the public commemoration services being held around Porirua.  Some Council facilities are closed, or have limited operating hours on ANZAC Day.  See our ANZAC Day Operating Hours page for details.

Draft Annual Plan released for consultation

The 2014-15 Porirua City Draft Annual Plan has been released for consultation along with the Draft Fees and Charges for building and resource consents.

Submissions close on Wednesday 7 May 2014.  We welcome your feedback.

GigatownPorirua – opportunity to transform Porirua!

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The Mayor Nick Leggett is leading the charge to win fast, affordable internet for Porirua through the Chorus-run Gigatown competition. If Porirua businesses and families want to be better networked to the world - this is the opportunity of a life-time! Find out more on our #GigatownPorirua page or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Gigaporirua, or our GigatownPorirua website www.gigatownporirua.co.nz.

Civic Award Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the Civic Honours Awards for Voluntary Community Service.  Any person who has made a meritorious contribution to the City of Porirua in community activities including recreation, youth activities, aged, welfare, educational services and cultural activities (e.g. community contribution, acts of bravery or unselfishness, contributing to the development of Porirua City, academic achievement, putting Porirua on the map, artistic achievement) is eligible for nomination.  Nominations close on 8 May 2014 at 4 pm.

  • Go to our Civic Awards page to get the nomination form, and see information about past recipients.

Wind turbine parts passing through Porirua

Meridian Energy has started transporting wind turbine components through Porirua to the Mill Creek wind farm site in Ohariu Valley. Transportation will occur between 10.30pm and 6.30am from Sunday through to Thursday night each week until about mid June.  During these times there may be very short delays on Porirua’s Mungavin Bridge as the trucks cross over with their large loads. To help you plan your trips during this period please phone the Mill Creek hot line 0800 645 525. Read more on our News page.

Porirua Station 'Park n Ride' Carpark Extension

Work commenced on Thursday 13 March 2014 for up to 3 months, to create additional car park spaces, construct conrete footpaths, install new streetlights and CCTV cameras.  Read more on our News page.

Digital Maturity Business Survey

Taking part in a simple 5 minute survey will give your business an individual report that rates your digital technology use and offers information on how you can use this technology to improve your business.

This FREE report will give you details on how businesses like yours use digital technology such as unified communications, VoIP, mobility, disaster recovery, storage, 'cloud' etc – information which is difficult to find elsewhere.

Go to http://gwdigeconsurvey.com to take part.

Options for regional governance

The Local Government Commission is considering applications to change the shape of local authorities in the Wellington region. The proposals affect the number of councils, their structures and powers. The Commission held public meetings across the region in October and November to help it toward determining the best option. It is expected to release a draft proposal for public submissions in June 2014. The Commission has recently released draft proposals for local government reorganisation in Northland and Hawkes Bay and these are open for submissions. Information on the Wellington region applications and responses can be found in the Commission’s media statement of 29 August 2013 (pdf).

For more information on the regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform News and Local Government Reform Public Consultation pages.

 

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Public Consultations

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.  Further submissions are open from 22 April 2014 and close on 7 May 2014.

Private Plan Change 17 - Aotea Supermarket Zone

Now consulting on proposed Plan change 17 Aotea Supermarket Zone at 3 Whitford Brown Avenue, Aotea.  Submissions opened on 19 April 2014 and close at 5 pm on Friday 23 May 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.

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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.