Mayor & councillors

Kia ora and welcome! We’re all about working for the city, to make life even better for the people who live here and provide great experiences and opportunities for businesses and visitors. We represent your views. Come and say Talofa Lava when you see us around the city – ngā mihi, Mayor Anita Baker.

New Porirua Mayor, Anita Baker, centre, with councillors from left: Faafoi Seiuli, Geoff Hayward, Nathan Waddle, Kylie Wihapi, Izzy Ford, Euon Murrell, Ross Leggett, Josh Trlin,  Mike Duncan and Moze Galo.

Your Mayor

Anita is the Mayor of Porirua City. She was elected in 2019 for a term of three years. Say kia ora when you spot her.

Councillors

Councillors are here to represent your views. Have a yarn with them about your ideas for your local area when you see them.

Meetings

We want to make sure we represent the full diversity of our community, and welcome your input into the decisions we make on your behalf at Council and committee meetings. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings. You can also view documents for any meeting using our filtered listings below.

Governance

Your elected council are the governors of the city. Administration is the job of the Chief Executive and her team.

Committees

Committees are the workhorses of our council, where councillors, staff, advisors and you work together to identify the best course of action and make it happen.

Citizenship ceremonies

The Mayor hosts five ceremonies per year to award new New Zealanders with citizenship.

Civic Awards

Volunteers make up the heart of our community. We’re pleased to recognise volunteers’ efforts and encourage them to keep up the good work achieving many positive outcomes for Porirua City.

International partnerships

Porirua is an ethnically diverse and multicultural city. Through our people, we have connections to many parts of the Pacific and elsewhere in the world.

Elections

Porirua City's 10 councillors and Mayor are elected by residents every 3 years. Our current council was elected in October 2016. The next elections will be on 12 October 2019.

Porirua Hall of Fame

The Porirua Hall of Fame was established after Te Rauparaha Arena was opened in November, 2008