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.


Porirua City is committed to conducting Council business in an open and transparent manner. We welcome involvement from our community in the decision-making process.


Porirua City's 10 Councillors and Mayor are elected by residents every three years. Our current Council was elected on 8 October 2022. The next triennial general local election will be held on 11 October 2025.

Your Mayor

Anita is the Mayor of Porirua City. She was elected in 2019, and reelected in 2022 for a term of three years. Say kia ora when you spot her.


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


Your elected Council are the governors of the City. Administration is the job of the Chief Executive and her team.


Committees are the workhorses of Council, where elected members, staff, advisors and you work together to identify the best course of action for the City and make it happen.

Citizenship ceremonies

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

Awards in Porirua

Volunteers, Individuals, businesses and community groups make up the heart of Porirua. Let’s celebrate our awesome volunteers for their valuable contribution to the 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.

Anzac Day

Anzac Day is observed in New Zealand as a day of commemoration for those who have died in the service of their country and to honour returned and current servicemen and servicewomen.