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This website has information for residents, visitors and businesses in Porirua City about the services and facilities operated by Porirua City Council, located 25 kilometres north of Wellington City, New Zealand. On 2 October 2015, Porirua marks the 50th Anniversary of the formal establishment of Porirua as a city. See our 50th Anniversary page for more information and events. Contact us on (04) 237 5089, 24 hours a day.


Rates instalments now quarterly

Porirua City Council reduced the number of rates instalments each year from five to four. The change was made in July and should make it easier for residents to budget as it shifts payments into traditional quarterly periods. It will also move the old mid-January payment out of the busy Christmas holiday period and into February.  We believe this will make it easier for people to manage the payments and reduce the number of residents hit by penalties for late or missed payments.

The other advantage is that it will cut Council costs and brings Porirua’s rates instalments into line with other Councils. However, it does mean each instalment will be slightly higher than when spread over four payments. To help  manage the cost , residents can set up “Easy Pay” direct debit payments so money is automatically deducted from bank accounts weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Find out more about payment methods by searching rates at or call the Council (04) 237-5089.

Rates help fund a raft of services and facilities across the city, including water supply, rubbish collection, roads and footpaths, parks, reserves and sports fields, Pataka Art + Museum, libraries, swimming pools and lessons, cemeteries, harbour restoration and village planning.

Proposed District Plan 16

Proposed District Plan 16 - Network Utilities: open for appeal to the Environment Court until Friday 11 September 2015.  Any person who made a submission or further submission may appeal.  See our Proposed District Plan 16 page for full details and files.

Arena Aquatic Centre maintenance closedown

The Arena Aquatic Centre is closed until Friday 7 August for routine maintenance. During this period, Cannons Creek Pool, in Bedford Street, will have extended opening hours for the public. View the Cannons Creek Pool public swimming times (pdf).

Regional governance

On 9 June 2015, the Local Government Commission announced it will not proceed with its draft proposal for a two-tier single council in the Wellington region. The Commission will instead work with councils and communities on other options to address the challenges faced by the region. For more information on the Commission’s decision and other regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform Information and Resources page.


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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.