Covid-19 Update

Alert Level 2
Most Council facilities are open and will be operating under the Level 2 guidelines, keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates or visit our Covid-19 Services and facilities page. For up to date information about alert levels, community cases, and getting tested visit and

Government Updates Ministry of Health Porirua City Council facilities & services Covid-19 welfare information

Good Governance with a Pacific Lens Course

Free workshop focused on the practice of governance, practical and useful for new and emerging governors/board members.

July 6, 9am – 4:30pm

This one-day governance training course will cover the fundamentals of good governance.

It's delivered from a Pacific point of view and builds on Pacific people’s strengths and experiences - which makes it unique in the world of governance training in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This workshop is FREE for Porirua residents & businesses that are in an active governance role and with less than 5 years of governance experience.

Workshop description

In this workshop you will learn more about:

  • how to define governance and have a high-level understanding of good governance, through western and Pacific lenses;
  • the general skills, attributes and experiences needed for governance;
  • what governance practices look like in action at the board table;
  • what you need to do to build your governance experience;
  • how to be more confident, as Pacific people, in using your strengths and experiences to contribute effectively in the boardroom.


July 6

9am – 4:30pm

Te Rauparaha Arena

17 Parumoana Street



Caren Rangi, ONZM, FCA.jfif

Caren Rangi, ONZM, FCA

Caren is passionate about adding value to Pacific communities, through the utilisation of her strengths in facilitation, training, auditing and community development, in governance positions and through the provision of consulting services.


Mele Wendt (BA, DipTchg, CertMgt, CertIoD)

A respected leader in the education sector and not for profit sector and her governance career spans over 20 years across 15 different entities. A certified member of the Institute of Directors since 2007, she currently serves on the boards of Te Kura (the Correspondence School) and the Wellington Community Trust.

Register here

Register above with: Full name, Mobile phone contact, Email address, A brief summary of your governance experience The reason you want to do this course The information you provide will only be used for this and future relevant courses.

Once spaces have been filled, our team will keep a waitlist if any spaces become available. We will also keep a record of everyone interested in this course for future opportunities. "

The course content will be focused on the practice of governance, and be practical and useful for new and emerging governors/board members. The groups will be kept small to ensure maximum talanoa/discussion and interaction.