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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 >>

Public Help Sought To Honour Porirua War Veterans

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 10:56 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua Cemetery will soon have a memorial identifying all the war veterans buried there, but the public’s input is wanted to ensure everyone is accounted for. With the help of war historian Allan Dodson, the soldiers' names will be listed on pillars ... More >>

Porirua City Council Maintains AA Credit Rating

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 10:16 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council continues to maintain its AA credit rating with Standard & Poors. Council Chief Executive Wendy Walker says the Standard & Poors report, released this week, is positive overall while acknowledging Porirua’s revenue will ... More >>

Porirua Business On Show At Free Expo

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 3:02 pm | Porirua City Council

Local businesses will showcase their wide range of goods and services at Porirua's first ever Love Local Expo - and best of all it’s free for exhibitors and visitors. The expo is at Te Rauparaha Arena, from 10am to 4pm, on 15 August. Porirua Mayor ... More >>

Cabinets To Get Colour After Chorus And Council Collaboration

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 10:30 am | Porirua City Council

Local artists have the chance to put their stamp on Porirua’s neighbourhoods, as Chorus further extends its cabinet art programme. Beginning in 2010, the Chorus programme has proved successful around the country, decreasing the frequency of tagging ... More >>

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 >>