Rānui Village Planning

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

To learn more about the Rānui community visit the Ranui Residents Association Facebook Page. 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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Village planning update

The community is working on the following village planning projects:


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Rānui community drop-in session to look over draft plans for Mungavin Park

This image shows the draft plans for stage one of the Mungavin Park revamp in Rānui.

Draft plans for stage one of the Mungavin Park revamp - download PDF

You're invited!

This Saturday, please join us at a community drop-in session to look over draft plans for the first stage proposal to upgrade the Park entry, including the area in front of Mungavin Hall.

As well, take a look at some ideas for the Park plaza area.

Meet the landscape designer behind the proposals, ask questions, give feedback and share your vision.

  • When: Saturday 10 June
  • Time: 11am - 1pm
  • Where: Mungavin Hall Supper Room

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information contact Rosie Gallagher, Rānui Residents Association on ranuires@gmail.com

The Rānui Residents Association has been working with a landscape planner and designer to create a spatial plan for Mungavin Park.

The aim is to make the park more useable and provide a better link between the park and the Village.

The park is home to the Kapi Mana netball courts, plus a playground, open green space and a small stream.

A view of Mungavin Park in Rānui

This photograph shows an overview of Mungavin Park in Ranui.

 

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New Cafe Barrier installed

In June 2015 members of the Rānui 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 the Village Planning team to see the cafe barrier project completed.

The engineering artwork on the barriers depict some of the common native birds found in Rānui’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 Rānui and its lovely new main street.

The sign has gone in as part of a long-running project to upgrade the main street and shopping centre at the heart of Rānui 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 Rānui to improve their main street and the Rānui Residents Association has worked closely with the City's Village Planning and roading teams to design the upgrade.

This photograph shows a view of the new pedestrian crossing and upgraded footpath and main street.

This photograph shows a view of the new pedestrian crossing and upgraded footpath and main street

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Rānui'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 Rānui Residents Association.

Several longstanding members of the Rānui 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 Rānui sculpture revealed




A stunning mosaic art sculpture was unveiled at the entrance to Rānui 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 Rānui to the final unveiling.

Along the way Rānui 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 Rānui 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 Rānui

The suburb of Rānui comprises the old Porirua East and Rānui 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. See map below

This map shows the new Ranui boundary combining Ranui Heights and Porirua East.

Rānui in new electoral boundary

In 2012, Rānui residents successfully campaigned to be moved out of the Western Ward and into the Eastern Ward, which they felt was geographically a better fit for their suburb.

In August 2012 the Local Government Commission determined that for the next general election of the Porirua City Council on 12 October 2013, ward boundaries for the Northern, Eastern and Western Wards would be revised to include all of Rānui in the Eastern Ward - as shown in map below.

This map shows the new Eastern Ward boundary that includes all of Ranui.

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Developing a Village Plan for Rānui

Rānui 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 Rānui 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.

Rānui Residents Association co-chair Cheryl Brown is pictured below with a copy of the Rānui Village Plan, which was launched in July 2010. She is standing in front of the first Rānui mural designed by urban artist Tupe Rogers and painted by the community during the 2010 community festival at Porirua School.

Ranui Residents Association co-chair Cheryl Brown is pictured with a copy of the Ranui Village Plan, which was launched in July 2010. She is standing in front of the first Ranui mural designed by urban artist Tupe Rogers and painted by the community during the 2010 community festival at Porirua School.


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Rānui community contacts, meeting dates and newsletter

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

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

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