About Porirua

Porirua City is a vibrant city with multiple villages all connected by our beautiful harbour, estuary, waterways, and parks. We think Porirua is a fun place to live, work, and play in. From Pukerua Bay in the north to Titahi Bay in the west, Pāuatahanui in the east, and Kenepuru in the south – we are all part of the Porirua community. Come and visit us – we’re looking forward to meeting you.

Porirua - harbour to hills

Nestled between two harbours, Porirua is a welcoming and multicultural city with a coastal village vibe

Our city

Porirua City is our place. Whether you're stopping by for a visit or looking to move here for good, we think you’ll really enjoy it.

Our heritage

Porirua City is steeped in history. The great Polynesian explorer Kupe was the first human to see Porirua.

Work here

If you’re looking for a great work-life balance join us here in Porirua.

Study here

We think Porirua City is a great place to learn and study – from early childhood through to tertiary education.

Live here

Porirua City is our place and we think you’ll really enjoy living here.