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Anzac Day Options Aplenty In Porirua

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:13 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to attending an Anzac Day service. Since 1916, services have been held around the country to mark the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 1915, acknowledging ... More >>

Anzac Day Options Aplenty In Porirua

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:10 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to attending an Anzac Day service. Since 1916, services have been held around the country to mark the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 1915, acknowledging ... More >>

Civic Awards Back After Covid-19 Break

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 10:49 am | Porirua City Council

The annual Porirua Civic Awards, which honours outstanding volunteer work in the community, is back on after it was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Nominations for 2021 entries open today, 6 April, and will close on ... More >>

Porirua’s Plan To Address Challenges Facing The City

Friday, 26 March 2021, 12:12 pm | Porirua City Council

Investment in ageing infrastructure is the key focus of Porirua City Council’s draft Long-term Plan, which opens for consultation with the community today. The Long-term Plan sets the direction and budget for the city for the next 30 years. ... More >>

Booming Trades Industry Seeks "girl Power" To Solve Skills Shortage

Friday, 19 March 2021, 10:58 am | Porirua City Council

Inspiring women and girls to take up career opportunities in the booming trade sector was the focus of an event in Porirua today. About 100 young women, made up of jobseekers and students from local secondary schools and Whitireia Polytechnic, gathered at ... More >>

Citizen’s Advice Bureau opens Porirua East service

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 4:31 pm | Porirua City Council

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) has launched an eastern Porirua service to make it easier for residents in Cannons Creek and Waitangirua to use their services. More >>

Investigations Into Porirua’s Pipes To Begin In Titahi Bay

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 9:41 am | Porirua City Council

Titahi Bay’s pipe network will be inspected in the coming months as part of a project, called Knowing your Pipes, to improve water quality in the region. The $250,000 project in Porirua, led by Wellington Water, will involve crews checking pipes in ... More >>

Wastewater Projects Lined Up For Titahi Bay

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:41 am | Porirua City Council

The upgrade to Porirua’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is gathering pace, among other projects lined up for the facility and Titahi Bay. A report to this week’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee noted the ultra-violet equipment upgrade ... More >>

Commissioners Rule Titahi Bay's US Marines Hall Can Be Demolished

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11:32 am | Porirua City Council

The US Marines Hall in Titahi Bay in Porirua can be demolished, independent commissioners have decided, following a comprehensive resource consent application process. The building, in the Whitehouse Rd shops, was built as a recreation hall in 1942 by US ... More >>

Whenua Tapu Works Set To Start

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 3:51 pm | Porirua City Council

Building work will begin shortly to upgrade the chapel and crematorium at Whenua Tapu Cemetery in Porirua. This treasured community asset was built in 1982 and has had very little done to it since then. Upgrade works to occur include earthquake ... More >>

Porirua City Council Welcomes Ombudsman Report

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 3:40 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has welcomed a report just published by the Office of the Ombudsman into the Council’s official information practices. Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier assessed the Council’s performance across five areas: Leadership and Culture; Organisation ... More >>

People Changing Streets In Eastern Porirua Neighbourhood

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 2:40 pm | Porirua City Council

The neighbourhood around Fantame St in Cannons Creek is working with Porirua City Council to jointly design a better streetscape that makes it safer and nicer for the community. Council’s People Changing Streets project is one of many collaborative ... More >>

Free ‘start Your Own Business’ Two-week Workshop At Te Rauparaha Arena

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 11:47 am | Porirua City Council

Keen to turn what you love doing into a business, and be your own boss? Register for the free two-week workshop hosted by the PopUp Business School Aotearoa from 22 February to 5 March at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. You’ll be trained up on ... More >>

Fairer Registration Fees Among Proposed Dog Control Changes

Monday, 18 January 2021, 4:21 pm | Porirua City Council

Luna at Plim Dog Park on a sunny day. A safer city and fairer fees for responsible dog owners are the goals of proposed changes to Porirua City’s dog control bylaw. In recent years, the Council has seen an increase in serious dog attacks causing ... More >>

All Go For Summer In Porirua At The Harbour's Edge

Friday, 18 December 2020, 1:51 pm | Porirua City Council

You may have noticed some changes happening down on the harbour’s edge as the temporary pop-up shops relocate nearby and the area returns to reserve land. Get Fixed Café and Blue Bell Club are moving just a short distance, onto private land ... More >>

Porirua City Council Sign Off Climate Change Strategy

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 10:37 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has confirmed its commitment to addressing the effects of climate change, officially adopting a strategy this week. A climate change emergency was declared by the Council in June 2019, with a strategy, Rautaki o Te Ao Hurihuri, ... More >>

Flood-damaged Plimmerton Cleans Up

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 2:20 pm | Porirua City Council

It was an awful end to spring for some of our community, when torrential rain caused flash flooding, damaging a number of properties. The flooding, on Sunday 29 November, left 15 Plimmerton homes uninhabitable and two Whitby properties were evacuated due ... More >>

Flooding Update, Porirua, 10.50am Tuesday 1/12

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 10:56 am | Porirua City Council

Fortunately, Plimmerton didn’t have any major issues overnight that we’re aware of. There was some rain, but nowhere close to the extent we had on Sunday. Council, Downer and Wellington Water had done lots of work in preparation for the rain, and ... More >>

Gateway Student Cultivates Career At Plant Nursery

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 11:07 am | Porirua City Council

Joseph Cole’s love of the outdoors made him a natural fit in Porirua City Council’s nursery. The 17-year-old Aotea College student began working at the nursery, off Bedford St, a day a week in February as part of the Gateway Programme. The programme ... More >>

Technology Helps Honour Veterans

Monday, 16 November 2020, 2:22 pm | Porirua City Council

Telling the stories of some of the veterans at rest in Porirua Cemetery has become a lot easier. Last month the Council completed the installation of 16 QRS codes on distinctive red posts in the cemetery, off Kenepuru Dr. Visitors can scan the codes ... More >>