Ranui Village Planning

This page describes on-going Village Planning work in Ranui. This programme is a partnership between Porirua City Council and the community of Ranui to develop and improve the village.

To learn more about the Village Planning Programme visit the home page.

This image shows a view of the Ranui Welcome sign infront of the shopping centre on Mungavin Ave.

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Come and join Ranui's party to celebrate Porirua's 50th birthday.

The community of Ranui are throwing a party to celebrate Porirua’s 50th and you’re invited.

The party is being held in Mungavin Hall on Saturday, September 7 at 7pm and will feature live music and entertainment and guests are being invited to dress with a 60s theme in mind.

Tickets just $10 from the Ranui Coffee Shop on the corner of Mungavin Ave and Martin St.

See the poster

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New Cafe Barrier installed

On Saturday 13 June 2015 members of the Ranui Residents Association celebrated both the opening of the refurbished playground at Mungavin Park and the installation of the artistic footpath cafe barriers.

Ranui's new cafe barrier.

RRA co chair Cheryl Brown along with artist Kerry Scott and artistic welders from Kenepuru Engineering worked with Porirua City Council's Village Planning Programme to see the cafe barrier project completed.

The engineering artwork on the barriers depict some of the common native birds found in Ranui’s green belts.

Pictured below:  (from left) Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett, Ranui Residents Association members Rosie Gallaghe, Cheryl Brown and Amone Tongilava, with Eastern Ward councillor Denys Latham celebrate the new café barriers on a beautiful sunny winter Saturday morning.

Ranui residents members Rosie Gallagher, Cheryl Brown and Amone Tongilava with Mayor Nick Leggett and Eastern Ward councillor Denys Latham at the Ranui Cafe barrier.

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Welcome to Ranui's upgraded main street

This is a photograph of the new Welcome to Ranui sign.

The sign says it all - Welcome to Ranui and its lovely new main street.

The sign has gone in as part of a long-running project to upgrade the mainstreet and shopping centre at the heart of Ranui Village. The work has involved improving the area for pedestrians and traffic to make the area more attractive and safer.

The project has included a major upgrade to the footpath through the shopping centre to feature a river-scape theme symbolising a river connecting the village to the harbour, the construction of a roundabout at Martin Street intersection and a new pedestrian crossing on Mungavin Avenue to replace the one adjacent to Martin Street.

The work was requested by the community of Ranui to improve their mainstreet and the Ranui Residents Association has worked closely with the Village Planning Programme and Council’s roading team to design the upgrade.

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Ranui's roadside orchard

This image shows the Ranui roadside orchard and a lemon tree with small fruit on it.

An urban orchard has been created on Mungavin Ave in a community project lead by the Ranui Residents Association.

Several longstanding members of the Ranui community donated a fruit tree for the orchard which has taken shape on the grassy bank below Porirua School.

The sign below has erected on the site.

This is an image of the sign at the Ranui orchard giving the background to the community grove.

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Stunning Ranui sculpture revealed

A stunning mosaic art sculpture was unveiled at the entrance to Ranui and eastern Porirua in September 2013

The 6m tall sculpture sits on the Mungavin Ave/Champion St roundabout and was unveiled an early morning ceremony.

For many it was the culmination of years of work; from the first request to improve the entranceway into Ranui to the final unveiling.

Along the way Ranui residents worked with community artist Kerry Scott to first design and then painstakingly build the mosaic artwork in a room off Mungavin Hall.

The sculpture reflects the Ranui environment; the trees and wildlife, and is topped by a flock of terns that will rotate in the wind.

The development of the community art work has been supported by a grant from the Mana Community Grants Foundation and Porirua’s Village Planning Programme.

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The creation of Ranui

The suburb of Ranui comprises the old Porirua East and Ranui Heights.

It was created following a boundary change which was approved by Council in late 2009 and then formally gazetted by the New Zealand Geographic Board in October 2011.

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Developing a Village Plan for Ranui

Ranui launched its Village Plan in July 2011 after spending more than a year gathering the views of residents about what they wanted for their neighbourhood.

To gather the views of residents, the Ranui Residents Association worked in partnership with the Council to hold two festivals and carry out two surveys. This information has been used to develop the village plan, which has been signed off by the community and has now been presented to the Council.

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Ranui community contacts, meeting dates and newsletter

To learn more about Ranui and village planning visit the Ranui Residents Association Facebook Page or email ranuires@gmail.com.

For community and council contacts - please go to the Village Planning Programme contacts page

For meeting dates please go to the Council Events Calendar

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