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Funding Available For Youth Projects In Porirua

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 11:22 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City has several grants available to young people aged 25 and under, as well as support for local organisations that work with young people. Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says with Covid-19 still prominent, this is a chance to make a positive ... More >>

Porirua City Council Will Repay Wage Subsidy

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 4:01 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council will pay back $2.6m in Covid-19 wage subsidy after clarification of the criteria set by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) showed the Council’s revenue losses to be just under the required threshold. The Council prepared and ... More >>

Porirua City Council Releases Its Covid-19 Recovery Plan

Monday, 12 October 2020, 3:00 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council, in partnership with Ngāti Toa, released the city’s Recovery Plan last week, outlining how the city will get back on its feet from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Our Covid-19 recovery plan addresses the big issues ... More >>

Rating Policy Review Underway

Friday, 2 October 2020, 2:44 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is reviewing its Rating Policy as part of its three-yearly review of the Long-term Plan (LTP), which sets the budget for the city for the next 30 years. In reviewing the Rating Policy, Council needs to consider every ratepayer. ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Porirua City Council Climate Change Strategy

Friday, 2 October 2020, 10:23 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is seeking your input into its climate change strategy. It will be conducting a survey and holding a public workshop this month so that people can share their ideas and concerns. The climate change strategy, ‘Rautaki o te ... More >>

Volunteers Needed For Rotary/Council ‘Forest Of Peace And Remembrance’ Planting Day

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 2:21 pm | Porirua City Council

Rotary and Porirua City Council are putting out the call to volunteers to help plant 4000 wetland trees on the margins of Plimmerton Domain. The project will enhance an important recreation area, increase our connections with the natural environment ... More >>

Sports Gear Needed To Help Create A Level Playing Field

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 9:43 am | Porirua City Council

The community sports bank at Te Rauparaha Arena is approaching its first birthday, and the call has gone out for summer sports gear. Sports equipment for the sports bank is donated by clubs, sports organisations, the public and from lost and found ... More >>

It’s Ready, Set, Go For The Porirua Grand Traverse

Monday, 28 September 2020, 10:04 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua Grand Traverse takes place this Sunday, a perfect chance to burn up some post-Covid energy and enjoy some of Porirua’s stunning scenery. A record 1050 people participated last year, but 2020’s planned 15th anniversary event was hit by New ... More >>

Level 1 Means All Go For Love Local Expo

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 2:50 pm | Porirua City Council

Now we’re back at Alert Level 1, it’s full steam ahead for the Love Local Expo, offering residents and visitors a chance to support Porirua businesses and check out the best the region has to offer. The expo, postponed when we went back up alert ... More >>

Projects Underway To Support Porirua's Growth

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 1:51 pm | Porirua City Council

Work is underway on improving a busy intersection in Kenepuru, to address growth in the city and prepare for increased traffic flows from Transmission Gully. A roundabout is being built at the intersection of Kenepuru Drive and Raiha Street, as part of ... More >>

Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:10 pm | Porirua City Council

It’s Māori Language Week and Porirua is celebrating te reo Māori with a vibrant programme of events that share the rich culture of our Māori heritage. There are daily free concerts at Pātaka, featuring a wide range of acclaimed Māori artists, ... More >>

Porirua City Council Secures 90% Funding For Eastern Porirua Improvement Project

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 9:04 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council (PCC) was successful in its bid to secure government funding for a neighbourhood improvement project in Eastern Porirua. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency recently announced that it will award $675,000 of funding for an innovative ... More >>

Pukerua Bay's Place In Region's Rail History Commemorated

Monday, 7 September 2020, 10:44 am | Porirua City Council

A closed railway platform in Porirua’s northernmost suburb has become a place to unlock some of the tales of the area’s proud, and colourful, railway past. Muri Station, one stop north of the main Pukerua Bay Station, was closed in 2011 due to ... More >>

The Rules Are Changing - Have Your Say

Friday, 28 August 2020, 9:51 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City’s Proposed District Plan will set new rules for how land can be used in the city, and residents are encouraged to have their say. Consultation is now open on the Proposed District Plan, which was publicly notified on 28 August. The ... More >>

Status Report Finds Poverty Was Getting Worse Even Before Covid-19 Struck

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 10:11 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker is urging party leaders to use the election campaign to outline plans to address the persistent and growing scourge of poverty in New Zealand, especially as it affects children. "Child poverty was already a national crisis ... More >>

Council To Rent Out View Road Properties

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 10:57 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council agreed on Wednesday night (12 August) to retain 24 units on View Road, in Titahi Bay, until they can be sold "as is" or a similar solution is found for the units. The 12 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom duplex units, built ... More >>

Porirua City At Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 12:28 pm | Porirua City Council

As Porirua City temporarily returns to Alert Level 2 Porirua Mayor Anita Baker is reminding people to stay calm, be kind and follow Government guidelines. With an Auckland family testing positive for Covid-19 with no known source, Auckland is moving ... More >>

Porirua’s Young Leaders Celebrated

Monday, 10 August 2020, 2:22 pm | Porirua City Council

A group of Porirua’s inspiring young students were celebrated today for their leadership and service in their schools and community. The Rotary Clubs of Porirua and Porirua City Council presented Primary School Leadership Awards to 58 local school ... More >>

New Services Area Opens At Whenua Tapu

Monday, 10 August 2020, 11:01 am | Porirua City Council

Fallen soldiers will have a new resting place at Whenua Tapu. A new Services section was unveiled at the Porirua cemetery, near Pukerua Bay, on 8 August by Porirua Mayor Anita Baker, joining representatives from Veterans Affairs, the RSA, Ngāti Toa, ... More >>

Porirua Businesses Up For Gold Awards

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:08 pm | Porirua City Council

Convex Accounting Ltd and AgriNova NZ showed off their durability and resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Porirua businesses were last week announced as finalists for the Wellington Gold Awards. The awards aim to highlight the contribution ... More >>