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Duck Pond Work In Porirua Starts Next Month

Monday, 20 December 2021, 11:04 am | Porirua City Council

Work to fill in the duck pond at Aotea Lagoon in Porirua will begin in late January. The project is expected to take about three months and will involve the pathways around the duck pond and the miniature railway being closed off, as trucks and heavy ... More >>

Call For Community Arts Funding Applications - $70k Up For Grabs!

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 1:32 pm | Porirua City Council

A community arts fund has $70,000 available for creative projects in Porirua, with applications now open. Porirua Mayor Anita Baker is encouraging interested individuals, groups and organisations to apply for the city’s Creative Communities Scheme (CCS), ... More >>

Porirua City At Orange Setting

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 4:20 pm | Porirua City Council

From Friday 3 December Porirua is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, as we put protections in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. From 3 December ... More >>

Beach Safety Worries Lead To Bylaw Changes

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 2:11 pm | Porirua City Council

An increase in dangerous driving on Titahi Bay Beach has led to a decision by Porirua City Council to no longer allow cars on the beach. At a meeting of the Te Puna Kōrero committee today, councillors voted for the move as part of a Transport Bylaw Review, ... More >>

Porirua City To Require Covid-19 Vaccinations For Staff And At Council Premises

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:52 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council will require all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from 17 January, and vaccination passes will be required at all Council premises when the traffic light framework comes into force on 3 December. Chief Executive ... More >>

Waste Less This Christmas

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 3:41 pm | Porirua City Council

Christmas is a time of joy, festive fun and giving, but it is also the season that generates a lot of waste - from wrapping paper, bows and ribbons, to packaging that can’t be recycled. The Sustainability Trust reports that in the week after Christmas, ... More >>

Porirua City Council Backs Free Fares Campaign

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 10:50 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has agreed to sign on to the Free Fares campaign, which is encouraging central government to make public transport free for students, under 25s and community services card holders. The campaign, which is overseen by the Aotearoa ... More >>

Porirua City Council Considering Vaccination Position

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 3:49 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is consulting with staff on a proposal to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory across the organisation. Chief Executive Wendy Walker said with the nation preparing to transition from an Elimination Strategy to the new Protection Framework ... More >>

Titahi Bay Marines Hall Nears Demolition

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 2:09 pm | Porirua City Council

Titahi Bay’s Marines Hall is set to be demolished in the coming weeks, after Porirua City Council satisfied resource consent conditions to do so. A contract has been signed with Quality Demolition, who have already started investigative works and ... More >>

Porirua Economy On The Up During Challenging Times

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 11:30 am | Porirua City Council

Nearly a third of Porirua’s working residents have taken the chance to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, giving a boost to the local economy. In a report prepared for Porirua City Council by economic consultants Infometrics, there is cause ... More >>

Let’s Recognise Our Local Heroes

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 11:29 am | Porirua City Council

Nominations are open for this year’s Welly Awards - celebrating local heroes from across the Wellington region. Porirua Mayor Anita Baker is calling on Porirua to nominate our local legends who are making a marked difference in the community. "Every ... More >>

Whenua Tapu Works Complete

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 11:27 am | Porirua City Council

Whenua Tapu chapel and crematorium in Porirua has re-opened to the community after a significant refresh and earthquake strengthening. The chapel, originally opened in 1982, was closed in February to allow work on a new roof, asbestos remediation, ... More >>

Porirua City Council Investment In Plimmerton Flood Protection

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 2:42 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council today committed $17.9m to reduce the flooding risk for homes in the Karehana area of Plimmerton. In November last year a significant localised downpour saw more than 50 homes in Plimmerton flooded, some for the second or third ... More >>

Local Leaders Welcome 3 Waters Decision

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 10:45 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s Mayor and the Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair welcome the Government decision on an "all in" approach to 3 Waters reforms as a positive step towards improved and consistent delivery of water services across New Zealand. ... More >>

Ngāti Toa Planters Making A Difference

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 3:59 pm | Porirua City Council

"It’s the outcome I like - we’re doing something to protect this land." Tuteremoana Ropata is enjoying getting his hands in the soil and knowing that he and three others - Heath Taylor, Paris Solomon and Kawharu Cullinan - are making ... More >>

Optimism For Housing Projects In Porirua

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 7:31 pm | Porirua City Council

Efforts to increase housing supply and improve housing affordability in Porirua took a big step forward last Friday, with the announcement of funding for three projects. In June, expressions of interest to the Government’s Infrastructure Acceleration ... More >>

Young People’s Fund - Open Now

Monday, 11 October 2021, 6:18 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council’s Young People's Fund is open for applications. The fund offers grants for projects or initiatives that will have a significant impact on children and young people living in our city There are two tiers of funding available ... More >>

Cars On The Beach? Paid Parking Changes? Have Your Say.

Monday, 11 October 2021, 1:37 pm | Porirua City Council

Cars on beaches and paid parking in central Porirua are among the topics up for discussion in the review of the Transport Bylaw. Consultation opened today on the proposed bylaw, which covers a range of transport related matters and responds to ... More >>

Safe School Holiday Fun In Porirua

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 1:35 pm | Porirua City Council

The October school holidays are just around the corner and across Porirua there’s plenty to do to keep tamariki entertained, at any Covid-19 alert level. The library’s holiday programme ‘The Great New Zealand Reading Road Trip’ is going to be online, ... More >>

Planting Project Helps Porirua Harbour Health

Friday, 24 September 2021, 9:13 am | Porirua City Council

More than 3000 trees planted alongside Porirua Stream this week are part of a multi-year project to help stop silt and contaminants entering Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour. Carex, flax, toi toi, lemonwoods and other natives were planted on stream banks below ... More >>