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.

Visit Porirua City

Come and visit for coffee, enjoy a meal, check out an exhibition at Pātaka Art + Museum, attend an event at Te Rauparaha Arena, go on a shopping spree at North City Shopping Centre, or explore our beautiful natural outdoor environment.

We’re just 20km north of Wellington. Catch a bus or a train and you’ll end up in the centre of Porirua City – easy – and if you’re driving, guess what? Parking is free in the city centre for up to two hours in most locations.

Take a tour with champion downhill mountain biker Bryn Dickerson – a Pāuatahanui local, as he shows us some of his favourite spots to train and relax around Porirua City.

In this video local netball star Whitney Souness takes Katrina Grant on a quick tour of her favourite spots around Porirua City.

Live here

We’ve got a great lifestyle with beaches, forests, and wetlands on our doorstep. Whatever you’re looking for in a home – from modern homes in Aotea, lifestyle blocks in Pāuatahanui, to beachfront properties in Titahi Bay, Plimmerton, and Pukerua Bay – we have it here in Porirua City. 

We have great schools, public transport linking us to Kapiti Coast and Wellington City, playgrounds, community centres, shops, and a proactive council. 

Porirua City is a truly special place. There is something for everyone. We work together as a community and cherish our ability to spend time with family and friends in our beautiful natural environment. 

We love living in Porirua City. We’re a friendly bunch and enjoy getting together as a community. We’re really close to Wellington and the Kapiti Coast but have our own unique culture. It really is another world here – it’s relaxed, easy to navigate, there are so many things to do, and parking is free (beat that!). 

A lot of us choose to live in Porirua City and work in Wellington or up the coast – it’s a very easy commute and you get to leave the rat race in the capital behind at the end of the day and head home to our relaxed environment. 

Come and check out why we love living in Porirua City. 

See some of the great changes we’re making to our city centre: Improving our city centre.