Porirua Song

Our song "Porirua"

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 have a diverse community and wanted to share our love of our city and the community in a song.

Singer-songwriter and Porirua City Council employee Steph Casey worked closely with staff, community and representatives from Ngāti Toa, and Whitireia Polytechnic, to create a song which represents Porirua.

How to listen to the song

👉 Download the song for free by clicking here then select Free Download. Or you check it out at our YouTube page

Check it out on Facebook here

Anyone wishing to use this song for commercial use or to promote a business or organisation must contact the copyright holder Steph Casey at info@beetroot.co.nz to arrange licensing.

  • Bandcamp - Download the song for free here then select Free Download.
  • Amazon - Available to stream on the Amazon music app
  • Deezer - Available to steam on Deezer



About the songwriter

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Steph Casey is a top-10 charting NZ singer-songwriter who last year released her second album and toured New Zealand and the USA. She has featured on TV3’s The Cafe, in Next Magazine, performed on RNZ’s NZ Live show and the International Americana Music Show, which broadcasts on radio stations around the world. Her songs have been finalists in the UK Songwriting Contest, and licensed for New Zealand feature films. 

We are lucky enough to have Steph working with the team at Porirua City Council and thrilled she offered to write a song for us while she is here! 

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We asked Steph about the process of writing the song and here’s what she said:

It was great to have the opportunity to write a song for Porirua and I wanted to create an uplifting, feel-good song that celebrated its people, culture and places. To cover all 20 Porirua suburbs was a bit of a mouthful in the lyrics but we wanted to include everybody! The children’s choir represents our tamariki and Porirua’s young population, with over a third of people being under 25 years of age. The karakia reflects our tangata whenua, and the Samaon part of the song our Pasifika communities."

There is a beautiful karakia in the song, prepared and performed for us by Kahurangi Moeahu of Ngāti Toa:

Whakapiri mai

Whakatata mai

Ki te whenua haumako o Ngāti Toa

He oranga āwhinuku

He oranga āwhirangi

He oranga mō te marea

Kā puta, Kā ora!

Come together

Come closer

To the sacred land of Ngāti Toa

To uphold

To uplift

The coming of new life!