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.
Four Eastern Ward councillors represent Rānui, Cannons Creek, Waitangirua, Ascot Park and Aotea.
Four Northern Ward councillors represent Camborne, Plimmerton, Pāuatahanui, Paremata, Papakōwhai, Pukerua Bay, Judgeford and Whitby.
Two Western Ward councillors represent Elsdon, Titahi Bay, Takapūwāhia, Porirua City Centre, Kenepuru and Mana Island.
|Ward||Electoral population||Number of members||Electors per member|
|Northern/Pukerua ki te Raki||24,100||4||6,025|
|Eastern/ Pāuatahanui ki te uunga mai o te ra||25,100||4||6,275|
|Western/Titahi Rangituhi Porirua ki te uru||11,850||2||5,925|
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 2012 and again in 2018. The next review is taking place in 2021 (due to the Council deciding to establish a Māori ward for Porirua City).