This cyclone is on track to hit parts of New Zealand by the weekend. Our Civil Defence and Emergency Management team are monitoring the situation closely for any impact on the Porirua region. You can keep an eye on the MetService News releases, and track the cyclone's path on their website. We'll be updating the WREMO website if an emergency is declared. Make sure you are prepared for an emergency by checking the Get Prepared website information, particularly on Floods, and Storms, and remember to secure your property.
Porirua Station 'Park n Ride' Carpark Extension
Work commences 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.
Community Environmental Survey
Residents living in the Porirua Harbour catchment are being surveyed to get an understanding of what people know and do that has an impact on the health of the harbour. The telephone survey will run for about three weeks from 13 March. The survey is being done by Key Research Ltd for Porirua City, Wellington City, Greater Wellington and Ngati Toa Rangitira as part of the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy programme. The results of the survey will help develop and monitor the effectiveness of community education programmes planned as part of Strategy implementation.
A report analysing results completed by the end of April and it is hoped that the outcomes from the survey will be released to the public mid year.
GTown - Porirua's Gigatown Bid
Porirua City is aiming to claim the mantle of GTown, announcing its bid in the Chorus Gigatown competition. Mayor Nick Leggett made the announcement in a YouTube video. Check out our other videos too!
Visit www.gtown.org.nz/ or www.gigatownporirua.co.nz to find out more.
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 and whether to release a draft proposal for public submissions early in 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.