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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 >>

Elsdon Park Wetland Project Enters Next Phase As Stormwater Pipe Goes In

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 3:38 pm | Porirua City Council

A pipe upgrade project that will alleviate flooding, improve harbour health and create a wetland on Porirua’s Elsdon Park is continuing smoothly. The project, given funding approval in 2017, has the double purpose of improving drainage and ... More >>

Porirua Park Ready For Lions Match

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:55 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua Park has had a huge winter, with hundreds of boots thudding all over its surface, but it looks a picture as we near possibly the biggest game it’s ever hosted. From June through to now, 38 rugby games across a number of levels were played ... More >>

History Focus For Cemeteries Week

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:02 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City’s annual Cemeteries Week begins this Saturday, with free guided walks offering insights into the city’s heritage and history. Local iwi, war veterans, pioneers, settlers and politicians who helped forge Porirua City are all part of ... More >>

Whenua Tapu Plastic Flowers And Tributes Blowing Away

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 4:02 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council Cemetery Staff need your help keeping Whenua Tapu Cemetery tidy to show respect to the more than 10,000 people who call it their final resting place. Whenua Tapu is a place where our community regularly visit their loved ones, ... More >>

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 >>