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A Matariki To Remember In Porirua This Year

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 11:06 am | Porirua City Council

This year’s Matariki celebrations in Porirua are the perfect chance to gather and reconnect after challenging times. Matariki, also known as the Pleiades, signals the start of the Māori New Year. The reappearance of the cluster of seven stars ... More >>

Porirua City Sets Annual Plan

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:12 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has set its budget for the coming year, with an Annual Plan significantly impacted by Covid-19. The Annual Plan 2020/21 was adopted by the Council at its meeting on 24 June, confirming a lower rate increase than previously agreed, ... More >>

Planting Resumes In Porirua

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 4:21 pm | Porirua City Council

More than 25,000 plants will be put in the ground around Porirua’s streams, wetlands and harbour this year, as a big restoration and protection programme resumes. After the country has moved back down through the alert levels and business-as-usual work ... More >>

Porirua’s Covid-19 Helpline Transition Will Go Live Today

Friday, 5 June 2020, 3:40 pm | Porirua City Council

During the Covid-19 lockdown period Porirua residents who were struggling and on their own could call an emergency helpline to get assistance from the Porirua City Council. This helpline will no longer be available from 5pm today (Friday, 5 June), ... More >>

New Wetland And Improved Pipe System To Reduce Flooding In Porirua

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:58 am | Porirua City Council

Work to increase the resilience and capacity of the stormwater network and create a new wetland to improve drainage and the quality of stormwater running into Porirua Harbour is under way in Porirua. "This first phase of work will improve the ... More >>

Borrowing Books And Children’s Story Time Have A Future Online

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 4:31 pm | Porirua City Council

The libraries may have been closed in April and May, but Porirua residents’ voracious appetite for reading did not wane. All the branch libraries re-opened when the country hit Alert Level 2, following a lockdown period that meant all Council facilities ... More >>

Hub Created To Help Porirua Businesses

Friday, 22 May 2020, 11:38 am | Porirua City Council

Businesses are facing tough times and real challenges due to Covid-19, and Porirua City Council has a place to go to find out about the support that is available. On a page within the Council website, there is a hub with are links to Government grants, ... More >>

Busiest Pedestrian Street In Porirua Made Safer Through Waka Kotahi Fund

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:02 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has been given $48,000 from the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Innovating Streets fund to temporarily widen footpaths linking Porirua Railway Station with the city centre. Council Traffic and Road Safety Engineer Luke Benner says the ... More >>

Support For Porirua Sports Groups

Friday, 15 May 2020, 3:22 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is waiving fees and charges for Porirua sports clubs and freezing them next year to help clubs bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic. "We acknowledge that sports clubs have not been able to use our facilities during the lockdown period ... More >>

Residential Rates Deferral Scheme For Porirua

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:03 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is helping residents facing financial hardship by giving up to six months more for them to pay their rates in a rates deferral scheme "We know that many people are struggling financially because of the Covid-19 pandemic," ... More >>

Porirua City Council Wins National Award For Bringing Tamariki And Rangatahi To The Fore

Friday, 8 May 2020, 4:05 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council's youth-centred approach to long-term planning has been endorsed at the national level, with a major honour awarded today, 8 May 2020. From a large number of other councils' entries from across New Zealand, Porirua City Council won ... More >>

Proposal To Boost Porirua City’s Business Sector Recovery

Friday, 8 May 2020, 2:10 pm | Porirua City Council

To help boost recovery of the city’s economy and local business sector, Porirua City is proposing an option for commercial ratepayers to defer paying their 2020/21 commercial property rates, then pay them back over three years. Council’s Te Puna ... More >>

Council To Use Streamlined Planning Process For Proposed Plimmerton Farm Plan Change

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 1:59 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council has been given the go ahead from the Minister for the Environment to use the Streamlined Planning Process (SPP) to change its operative District Plan to rezone land for residential development at Plimmerton Farm. The proposed Plimmerton ... More >>

Cannons Creek Pool To Have Refresh

Friday, 1 May 2020, 9:28 am | Porirua City Council

Cannons Creek Pool will have its two-yearly maintenance work carried out now. While the Council-run facility is shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Recreation Manager Glenn Quintal says it is the perfect time to carry out the task. The facility will ... More >>

Porirua Residents Urged To Love Local

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 3:01 pm | Porirua City Council

A directory of Porirua businesses will encourage residents to “love local” as we move to Covid-19 Alert Level 3, and beyond. The Love Local – Porirua Facebook group was launched on Friday by Porirua City Council, with the express purpose of ... More >>

Porirua City Services At Alert Level 3

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 1:45 pm | Porirua City Council

New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on 27 April. As announced by the Prime Minister, Alert Level 3 will still see many significant restrictions on New Zealanders’ movements, but will allow aspects of the economy to reopen in a safe ... More >>

Welfare Aid Continuing In Porirua This Weekend

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 6:14 pm | Porirua City Council

The work of Porirua City Council staff continues this weekend packing up and delivering care parcels, supporting foodbanks and finding volunteers to ring elderly residents and check they’re OK. “Council staff working from the Emergency Operations Centre ... More >>

Council Working To Support Porirua People In Need

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 3:55 pm | Porirua City Council

More than 100 parcels containing essentials like food and medicine have been delivered to Porirua people needing urgent support, says Porirua Mayor Anita Baker. “Since we went into Alert level 4, Porirua City Council staff have been working alongside ... More >>

Pacific Spirit Strong In Testing Times

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 8:48 pm | Porirua City Council

The response of Porirua City’s Pacific communities to the COVID-19 pandemic reflects the strong community spirit that is alive and well in Pacific culture. As the city adjusts to life under Alert Level 4, our Pacific communities are finding ways to ... More >>

Porirua City Phone Line Set Up For Those Most In Need

Friday, 3 April 2020, 8:50 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua people struggling to get essentials like food and medication because of COVID-19 can now call a new welfare support number and be put through to the Council for help, says Porirua Mayor Anita Baker. “If you’re on your own, are unwell ... More >>