Councillors

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

Porirua City has 10 councillors in three wards (Eastern, Northern and Western) who, together with the Mayor, represent our community for three years. Say hello if you see them at the supermarket or sports ground.

Eastern Ward

Four Eastern Ward councillors represent Rānui, Cannons Creek, Waitangirua, Ascot Park and Aotea.

Izzy Ford 

  • Deputy Mayor 
  • Chairperson of Grants, Awards and Events Subcommittee
  • Member of Audit and Risk, City Delivery and City Direction committees

Mobile: 0275 714 405

Email: pccdeputymayor@gmail.com

Council - Cr-Izzy-Ford.jpg


John Burke, QSO 

  • Chairperson of Porirua District Licensing Committee
  • Deputy Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of City Delivery and City Direction committees

Mobile: 0274 441483

Email: jburke@xtra.co.nz

Council - Cr-John-Burke.jpg


Faafoi Seiuli 

  • Deputy Chairperson, Grants, Awards and Events Subcommittee 
  • Member of City Delivery and City Direction committees

Mobile: 027 252 4023

Email: faafois@hotmail.com

Council - Cr-Faafoi-Seiuli.jpg


Kylie Wihapi 

  • Deputy Chairperson, City Direction Committee 
  • Member of Audit and Risk; City Delivery; and Grants, Awards and Events committees
  • Member of Te Awarua-o-Porirua and Catchment Joint Committee

Mobile: 027 826 0300

Email: kylie.wihapi@gmail.com

Council - Cr-Kylie-Wihapi.jpg

Northern Ward

Four Northern Ward councillors represent Camborne, Plimmerton, Pāuatahanui, Paremata, Papakōwhai, Pukerua Bay, Judgeford and Whitby.

Anita Baker 

  • Chairperson, City Delivery Committee 
  • Chairperson, Te Awarua-o-Porirua and Catchment Joint Committee 
  • Deputy Chairperson, Chief Executive's Employment Committee 
  • Member of City Direction Committee

Mobile: 027 434 8763

Email: anitabaker@xtra.co.nz 

Council - Cr-Anita-Baker.jpg


Ross Leggett 

  • Deputy Chairperson, City Delivery Committee 
  • Member of City Direction and Audit and Risk committees
  • Deputy Chairperson, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee

Mobile: 027 536 7636

Email: leggets@xtra.co.nz 

Council - Cr-Ross-Leggett.jpg


Dame Beverley Wakem, DNZM, CBE 

  • Chairperson, Audit and Risk Committee 
  • Member of City Delivery, City Direction and Chief Executive's Employment committees

Phone: (04) 234 8982

Email: bevwakem@actrix.co.nz 

Council - Cr Dame-Beverley-Wakem.jpg


Dale Williams, ONZM 

  • Chairperson, Chief Executive's Employment Committee 
  • Deputy Chairperson, Porirua District Licensing Committee 
  • Member of City Delivery and City Direction committees
  • Member of Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee

Mobile: 027 469 1933

Email: dfw1@xtra.co.nz

Council - Cr-Dale-Williams.jpg

Western Ward

Two Western Ward councillors represent Elsdon, Titahi Bay, Takapūwāhia, Porirua City Centre, Kenepuru and Mana Island

Ana Coffey 

  • Chairperson, City Direction Committee 
  • Chairperson, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee 
  • Member of Chief Executive's Employment and City Delivery committees 
  • Member of Grants, Awards and Events Subcommittee

Mobile: 021 292 6648

Email: anamcoffey@gmail.com 

Council - Cr-Ana-Coffey.jpg


Mike Duncan 

  • Member of City Delivery and City Direction committees 
  • Member of Grants, Awards and Events Subcommittee

Mobile: 027 236 6246

Email: mike.duncan@xtra.co.nz

Council - Cr-Mike-Duncan.jpg

Ward populations

Ward Electoral population Number of members Electors per member
Northern 20,800 4 5,200
Eastern 21,100 4 5,275
Western 10,800 2 5,400

The population represented by each ward of Porirua City.

The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires Council to review its representation at least once every six years. Council reviewed its representation arrangements in 2006 and again in 2012.  The next review is in 2018.