Covid-19 Update


Porirua City is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, as protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more

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Council facilities & services Covid-19 welfare information Small business support

Investing in a Business

Starting a business requires capital to lease premises, buy stock, and create prototypes... Thankfully for businesses there is support available.

Business grants

First things first, get in touch with Wellington regional Development Association's Business Growth and Innovation team. It will let you know what you’re eligible for, what government assistance is available, what will benefit your business most, and how to apply for grants. You could also contact Callaghan Innovation for business advice, research and development grants, and information on founder incubation. 

Angel investors

There are also a number of Angel Investors in New Zealand whose aim is to get Kiwi businesses up and running and successful. Check out AngelHQ or Angel Association for details of all New Zealand-based Angel Investors.  


Your main contact at Porirua City for business support is Clare Nolan, Business Development Advisor, and you can contact her by calling (04) 230 6576, (027) 452 5628, or emailing