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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

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Sharing the Gigatown love with Nelson

After narrowly missing out on a spot in the Gigatown finals, Porirua City has struck up a partnership with Nelson to support its campaign - and is asking Porirua supporters to switch their allegiance to Nelson.

Nelson secured 5th place in the finals battle, just ahead of Porirua in 6th place, so joins the other top 5 cities in the Chorus run competition to win three year’s cheap access to 1 gigabit, high-speed broadband, as well as a $500,000 community fund and a $200,000 innovation fund.

The finalists must now submit a winning digital strategy for their town and how they will use high speed fibre to support growth in other regions. Nelson has asked Porirua to help formulate that regional digital strategy.

As well Porirua’s Gigatown campaign manager Chris Lipscombe will now join a Nelson representative on a trip to Chattanooga organised by Chorus, to learn how the city has benefited from gigabit speed fibre.

Mr Lipscombe says it’s about combining the digital strategic thinking of the two cities to create a gigabit-enabled centre of New Zealand.

Porirua residents are rallying to the call and switching their support by signing up for Nelson. Along with support already offered by Richmond and Blenheim this means that a central New Zealand collaboration is well on its way.

You can find out more about the competition at

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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 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:

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 - submission hearings October 7.

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.

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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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.