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Recognition For Porirua City Harbour Health Project

Friday, 17 June 2022, 2:01 pm | Porirua City Council

A Porirua City project which aims to restore the health of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour has been named a finalist in the 2022 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Awards. Porirua’s Streamside Planting Programme is a transformational project to improve ... More >>

Matariki Is Back In Porirua For 2022

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 11:34 am | Porirua City Council

Matariki will be celebrated at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua from 24 June to 3 July, with a packed programme of star-filled events that will delight young and old. Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says Matariki, which signals the start of the Māori new year, ... More >>

The Rules Are Changing - Have Your Say

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 11:32 am | Porirua City Council

In October this year, the people of Porirua will get to decide who represents them around the Council table - so it’s time to make sure you’re ready to vote, or to think about standing for Council yourself. The local body election on 8 October ... More >>

Calliope Park Name Change Proposed

Friday, 10 June 2022, 11:05 am | Porirua City Council

Following in the footsteps of the recent street name shift from Calliope to Matahourua Crescent, the nearby park in Cannons Creek is proposed to have the same change. Ngāti Toa has requested Calliope Park be changed as the name is culturally offensive to ... More >>

Porirua Living Wage Accreditation A Great Outcome Says Labour’s Councillors

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 12:41 pm | Porirua City Council

The Labour councillors on the Porirua City Council are happy that the Council has agreed to become an accredited living wage employer. The vote was passed in today's full Council meeting. I want to thank my fellow Council members for joining us in ... More >>

Porirua City To Apply For Living Wage Accreditation

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10:49 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is set to become a fully accredited living wage employer. Council has been paying staff the living wage since 2019, and last year extended this to also apply to contractors, as contracts come up for renewal. At a meeting this morning ... More >>

Calliope Crescent Officially Changed To Matahourua Crescent

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 3:17 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s Calliope Crescent has officially changed to Matahourua Crescent. The name change of the street, in Cannons Creek, became official at a ceremony on Wednesday (18 May). Calliope is considered culturally offensive to mana whenua Ngāti Toa because ... More >>

Road Safety Week Gets Into Gear

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 11:51 am | Porirua City Council

The high number of people killed or seriously injured on New Zealand’s roads in April is a sad reminder of the importance of the need for safe behaviours when driving. "Road safety has been a sharp focus for Council over the past two years and ... More >>

Porirua City Council Welcomes 3 Water Reforms

Friday, 29 April 2022, 11:56 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker has welcomed the decision today that ownership of 3 Waters in New Zealand will remain in the hands of councils. A working group established last year made recommendations to the Government on the future of drinking water, ... More >>

Anzac Day Services In Porirua

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:35 am | Porirua City Council

A relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions means Anzac Day could be a busy day in Porirua. Two dawn services are planned in the city on 25 April, at Titahi Bay and the Porirua RSA in McKillop St (both from 6am), with the Porirua civic service to be held at ... More >>

Changing The Rules To Increase Housing Supply - Have Your Say

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:43 am | Porirua City Council

The Government has directed councils to enable increased housing supply in urban areas to help address New Zealand’s housing shortage. This means in Porirua we need to change our city’s planning rules to allow for three-storey buildings in ... More >>

New Electoral Wards Confirmed For Porirua City

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 2:18 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s new ward structure for October’s local body elections have been confirmed. In a decision released today, the Local Government Commission upheld the Council’s proposal to have three new wards for the city - Onepoto and Pāuatahanui general ... More >>

Funding Boost Spells Brighter Future For Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 10:04 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s precious harbour, Te Awarua-o-Porirua, received a multi-million dollar boost today with the launch of a transformational project to improve the water quality of the city’s streams and waterways. Porirua City Council, in partnership with ... More >>

Do You Know Someone Who's Made A Difference In Our Community? Nominate Them Today!

Friday, 1 April 2022, 9:49 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is calling again for nominations for the city’s highest honour! Nominations open today for the Porirua Civic Awards and the Porirua Mayoral Awards. These awards recognise citizens, who by their personal leadership, inspiration, sacrifice ... More >>

No More Late Fees At Porirua Libraries

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 9:51 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua libraries are scrapping overdue fines, in a move to remove barriers and make libraries more welcoming and accessible for all. At a meeting of its Te Puna Kōrero committee today, Porirua City Council voted unanimously to remove overdue ... More >>

Funding Available For Our Creative Community

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 10:17 am | Porirua City Council

Need some support to tap into your artistic and original side? The Creative Communities Scheme might have some funding for you. The next round of the scheme, a partnership between Porirua City Council and Creative New Zealand to encourage local arts activities, ... More >>

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker Welcomes Transmission Gully Opening News

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 1:56 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says confirmation that Transmission Gully will open at the end of this month is great news for Porirua and the region as a whole. "This has been a very long time coming, so I’m happy to have this confirmed. We’ve ... More >>

Spicer Landfill Needs More Room

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 3:16 pm | Porirua City Council

Spicer Landfill is running out of room faster than anticipated due to Porirua’s strong growth, so plans are afoot for it to expand. The Council is embarking on a resource consent process to get approval to extend the landfill as current projections ... More >>

Positive Growth For Porirua

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 1:34 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua is shrugging off the effects of Covid and lockdowns, with a strong December quarter for the local economy built on new businesses, jobs, building, tourism and spending. According to the latest report from economic monitoring organisation Infometrics, ... More >>

Get Out And Enjoy Our Parks!

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 3:19 pm | Porirua City Council

Promise yourself during Parks Week you will experience the wonderful green spaces we have in Porirua - you might just win something. The nationwide celebration of all things parks - and how they contribute to liveable cities and thriving communities ... More >>