About this Website
This page describes the design, management and maintenance of the website www.pcc.govt.nz owned and operated by the Porirua City Council, New Zealand.
Website provides information about Council services
This website is designed to provide information about the Porirua City Council and its services to the residents and citizens of Porirua City. It uses a database-driven content management system with dynamic menu navigation to increase speed of operation. There are several customised modules which use information generated from in-house databases or online systems (Cemetery Records, Events Calendar, GIS Maps, Property and Rates and the Library Catalogue) and internal records (Meeting Documents). These modules will open in a new window. Instructions for their use are given on the page where the link exists where appropriate.
The site content, structure and maintenance is carried out by Porirua City Council staff. You can send your comments or suggestions to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and Conditions
The preparation and provision of the information on this website has been made in good faith from sources that are believed to be reliable. However, visitors to the site are advised that:
- Porirua City Council does not invite any visitor to this website to act or omit an action based upon any information within this website. The use of any such information is entirely at the visitor's own risk and discretion.
- Porirua City Council does not give any warranty that any information contained is accurate and does not accept any responsibility or liability for any action taken or omission made as a result of reading or reliance placed on the Council because of having read part or all of this website or any linked sites or for any error or inadequacy in the information contained in this website or any linked sites.
- A number of external links have been included on pages of this site for additional information. While all due care has been taken in choosing these links, the Council is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked sites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in them. Further we do not guarantee that these links will work, as we have no control over the availability of linked pages.
Design and Production
The website was designed by Pogo Designs in conjunction with HairyLemon, and developed by Optimation NZ Ltd. This version of the website went live on Wednesday 11 February 2009.
Web Standard Compliance
This website substantially complies with the New Zealand Government Web Standards where possible for local authorities. There is no user-generated content or user login features requiring authentication currently available on the site.
When you print a page from this website you will only print out the content panel. All the navigation links and the search box will be left out, saving you paper. The printout will have the Council logo and contact details on it for your information. You will also notice that the content fits the width of the paper.
Searching this website
To search for a page about a specific topic, type your keyword in the search box on the Home Page, or use the A-Z for Services or Publications.
All Porirua City Council websites use Google Analytics to gather statistics and report on visitor behaviour. This information is used to help us improve our sites and methods of communication. It also helps us identify the level of engagement of our visitors, and plan future investment in our sites. Reports are presented to management monthly, and to Council quarterly and annually.
ALGIM Finalist for Best New Website 2013
The ReserveFinder website was named a finalist in the ALGIM Best New Website Award in May 2013.
This award recognises the best new websites from Councils all over New Zealand, and the PCC ReserveFinder was up against the Auckland Unitary Plan and Auckland Waterfront sites. The Unitary Plan won the Award.
The ReserveFinder has all the policies and bylaws for the city's reserves, and a description of each reserve, along with photographs and maps.
ALGIM Information Management Project of the Year Award 2012
Porirua City Council won the Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) "Information Management Project of the Year" award on Monday 23 July 2012.
ALGIM holds annual awards to recognise good practice and innovation in the world of information management. Our project on "electronic access for Elected Members to Council Information" was the winner!
The Judges recognised the innovation used to develop the portal within existing systems, the increased efficiency and service provided by this project, and the savings being realised by the reduction in numbers of agendas being produced. A key part of the benefits recognised by the Judges was how the change in focus to electronic production meant improved compliance with Council's electronic document management system. The Judges also commented on the use of QR codes to encourage members of the public to download reports and agendas from Council's meeting documents on its website.
ALGIM Innovation, and Excellence in Information Awards 2011
The Porirua City Council's Sports Grounds Updates website (www.updates.co.nz) won 3rd place in the annual ALGIM Innovation Awards, and received the Excellence in Information Management Award sponsored by Information Leadership Consulting, at the 31st annual ALGIM Conference in Taupo in November. The photos below show the Council's Website Manager Dale Hartle receiving the Awards.
Dale Hartle receiving the 3rd Place in Innovation Award.
Dale Hartle receiving the Excellence in Information Management Award.
ALGIM Supreme Web Award winner 2010, Runner-up in 2011
Dale Hartle receiving the Runner-Up Award for 2011.
Dale Hartle displaying the Supreme Award for 2010.
Dale Hartle receiving the third place award for 2009.
The Porirua City Council website is managed by Dale Hartle, and won the Supreme Web Award as the best local government website in New Zealand in the 2010 ALGIM Web Awards (pictured right above). The site was ranked against a series of criteria with all other local government websites during February and March 2010.
In the 2011 Awards, Porirua City Council was Runner-Up, and in 2009 was placed third.
The website has consistently been in the top 20 best council websites since 2009.
For enquiries and more information about the contents of this website, please contact:
Porirua City Council
PO Box 50-218
Phone: +64 (04) 237 3587
Fax: +64 (04) 237 1445