Porirua Park hosts international schoolby rugby
Top schoolboy rugby talent will be on display at Porirua Park next week for a clash between school teams representing New Zealand, Australian and Fiji.
Porirua City Council is partnering with College Sport Wellington to bring the action to Porirua Park.
There will be four big games that are also being screened live on SKY Rugby Channel.
- Tuesday 30 September: NZ Barbarians Schools v Australia Schools 1:10pm and NZ Schools v Fiji Schools 2:50pm
- Saturday 4 October: NZ Barbarians Schools v Fiji Schools 1:10pm and NZ Schools v Australia Schools 2:50pm
See our News page for more information.
We'd like to say Thank You for your Gigatown support
Nobody can say we didn’t try.
With everything from flags to zombies to a mayoral rap, Porirua pulled out all the stops in its bid to become New Zealand’s Gigatown.
We’ve put together a video to say an enormous Thank You to the many people who supported our campaign to make it into the finals of the Chorus Gigatown competition.
After a massive last ditch effort, Porirua narrowly missed out in the final cut, finishing the first round of the competition in sixth place behind Wanaka, Gisborne, Timaru, Dunedin and Nelson.
However, the campaign was a huge success for the national profile Porirua achieved as a young, dynamic city that is open for business. The connections that we made and the image we projected about Porirua have been great and won’t be lost.
We wish the five finalists all the best in their on-going campaign to become the winning Gigatown. You can find out more about the competition at www.gigatown.co.nz.
Watch our YouTube Video: A Day in the Life of Porirua
Future 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.