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Aniva Residency At Pātaka Opens For Applications

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 11:39 am | Porirua City Council

After a successful residency in 2023, Pātaka Art+Museum is excited to partner again with Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa to offer the Aniva Artist in Residency programme. The paid residency is offered to a Pacific artist or practitioner who identifies ... More >>

Cool As Way To Celebrate Summer

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 9:54 am | Porirua City Council

It’s well and truly summer now, so a cool drink should be top of the list if you’re out and about. For the second year, the Cool As Challenge will take place in Porirua, with each participating café creating their own unique drink that will be judged ... More >>

Porirua City Council Moves To Pre-order System For Its 200L Water Tanks

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 9:12 am | Porirua City Council

Due to extremely high demand for 200 litre water tanks, Porirua City Council is establishing a pre-order system. In the past six weeks, Council has sold 102 of the 200 litre tanks, compared to just 16 over the same period in the prior year. "The ... More >>

Porirua City Council Approves Six-year Waste Management And Minimisation Plan

Friday, 15 December 2023, 10:08 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has approved a plan to reduce waste in our city and the Wellington region over the next six years. At their meeting on 14 December, Council unanimously agreed to adopt the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2023-2029 ... More >>

Porirua Mayor Welcomes Three Waters Announcement

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 11:48 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker has welcomed today's announcement on water reform. "This announcement ends uncertainty for communities across the country and the Local Government sector and charts a path forward for us. I want to thank the Government for that. ... More >>

Grab Your Wheels! New Pump Track Lands In Porirua

Friday, 1 December 2023, 4:07 pm | Porirua City Council

An exciting new facility for those that love their wheels has opened in Porirua. Located at Aotea Lagoon, this new family friendly pump track makes great use of the space where the old duck pond used to be. The pump track is a loop of mounds and ... More >>

Council Approves Proposed Porirua District Plan

Friday, 1 December 2023, 1:36 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has approved the Proposed District Plan for Porirua, which will play an influential role in how the city develops in coming years. The Proposed Porirua District Plan (PDP) will replace Council’s existing district plan, which ... More >>

Christmas Flags Celebrate Porirua’s Cultural Diversity

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9:52 am | Porirua City Council

<img src="" width="720" height="377"> With the festive season quickly approaching, Porirua City Council has updated its Christmas flags to reflect the ... More >>

Council Agree On Policy To Stem The Number Of Gaming Machines In Porirua

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:41 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council agreed to a comprehensive sinking lid policy for Class 4 gaming today, as a way to help reduce the harm caused by gambling in the city. Porirua has 156 pokie machines in operation, across 10 licensed venues. A comprehensive sinking ... More >>

Porirua City Council Considers Capital Spending Cuts And Rates Position

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 12:31 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council’s Te Puna Korero committee met today to agree a rates starting point for discussion with the community ahead of its Long-term Plan (LTP), which sets the city budget for the next 10 years. Mayor Anita Baker said the indicative ... More >>

Helping The Next Generation To Love Their Waterways

Monday, 13 November 2023, 2:58 pm | Porirua City Council

A collaborative education programme being piloted by Porirua City Council aims to help local tamariki understand the importance of Porirua’s waterways. The ‘Loving our Waterways’ programme educates students about this important resource from the ... More >>

Policies Up For Review Ahead Of Long-term Plan

Friday, 20 October 2023, 3:38 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is reviewing a suite of policies in the lead-up to next year’s three-yearly review of the Long-term Plan (LTP), which sets the budget for the city for the next 30 years. Up for review and consultation are: - Rating Policy - which ... More >>

Pacific And Māori Partnership With Porirua City Council Strengthened

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 2:48 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council signed off its new Māori and Pacific strategies this morning, in an emotive meeting full of tears, applause and song. At its regular Te Puna Kōrero meeting, councillors and Porirua Mayor Anita Baker adopted "Ola Kamataga - Beginning ... More >>

Young People’s Fund Open For Applications

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 11:39 am | Porirua City Council

A fund to support projects for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi is open for applications. The Porirua City Council Young People’s Fund is available for projects and initiatives that will have a significant impact on children and young people living in our city. More >>

Adventure Park Investment Not Best Use Of Ratepayer Money

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:11 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has turned down a request to invest almost $2 million in stage one of a pared back Porirua Adventure Park. While Council supports the idea of an adventure park on Rangituhi, it says any future financial backing of the project ... More >>

Porirua Mayor Concerned About Proposed Kenepuru Hospital Changes

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 10:59 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker has voiced her concerns regarding the potential changes to Kenepuru Hospital’s After Hours Accident and Medical Service. "Te Whatu Ora's announcement today of a service review should ring alarm bells for every Porirua ... More >>

Cycling And Walking Around Papakōwhai To Get Easier

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 2:55 pm | Porirua City Council

Moving along a vital piece of Porirua’s roading network will become safer and less difficult to travel as projects to build a shared path along Papakōwhai Rd and an upgrade of the Whitford Brown intersection get under way in November. Announced ... More >>

Extra Ballot Boxes Popular With Porirua Voters

Friday, 25 August 2023, 9:48 am | Porirua City Council

The introduction of big orange ballot boxes turned out to be a popular one in Porirua’s local body election last year, with close to half of all votes being cast via ballot box. A report to Council yesterday included a debrief on last year’s local body ... More >>

Speed Limit Changes Confirmed For Porirua

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 12:11 pm | Porirua City Council

Safety is the key factor in changes made to the speed limits on some Porirua roads, agreed to today by Porirua City Council. At Te Puna Kōrero this morning, councillors and Mayor Anita Baker signed off the city’s Speed Management Plan that will lower ... More >>

Porirua City Council Receives Top Credit Rating Again

Friday, 11 August 2023, 9:59 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council continues to maintain its AA credit rating with independent credit rating firm S&P Global. Mayor Anita Baker says the S&P Global report (formerly Standard & Poor’s), is helpful not only in reassuring ... More >>





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