Porirua City has 10 councillors in three wards (Onepoto General Ward, Pāuatahanui General, and Parirua Māori Ward) who, together with the Mayor, represent our community for three years. Say hello if you see them at the supermarket or sports ground.
Five Onepoto General Ward councillors represent Mana Island, Tītahi Bay, Takapūwāhia, Elsdon, Kenepuru, Porirua City Centre, Ranui, Cannons Creek, Aotea, Waitangirua, Ascot Park.
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Four Pāuatahanui General Ward councillors represent Camborne, Plimmerton, Pāuatahanui, Paremata, Papakōwhai, Pukerua Bay, Judgeford and Whitby.
|Ward||Electors||Number of members||Electors per member|
|Pāuatahanui General Ward||16831||4||4207|
|Onepoto General Ward||20482||5||4096|
|Parirua Māori Ward||4571||1||4571|
The population represented by each ward of Porirua City.
The below table contains the total electoral population of each ward. Electoral population is different from the above table, which just lists the Electors (people who can vote). The electoral population figures below include those under 18, and those who are not enrolled.
|Pāuatahanui General ward||23,200|
|Onepoto General ward||30,400|
|Parirua Māori Ward||8,300|
The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires Council to review its representation at least once every six years. Council reviewed its representation arrangements in 2012 and again in 2018. The latest review took place in 2021 (due to the Council deciding to establish a Māori ward for Porirua City).