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 (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.

2022 Election Results

Onepoto General Ward

Five Onepoto General Ward councillors represent Mana Island, Tītahi Bay, Takapūwāhia, Elsdon, Kenepuru, Porirua City Centre, Ranui, Cannons Creek, Aotea, Waitangirua, Ascot Park.

Cr Mike Duncan

Councillor Mike Duncan

Mobile: 027 236 6246

mike.duncan@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee Positions:

  • Chair, Chief Executive Employment Committee
  • Deputy Chair, Porirua District Licensing Committee
  • Te Puna Kōrero
  • Dog Control Hearings Subcommittee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee


Cr Kathleen Filo

Councillor Kathleen Filo

Mobile: 027 227 4490

kathleen.filo@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee Positions:

  • Te Puna Kōrero
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee


Cr Izzy Ford

Councillor Izzy Ford

Mobile: 027 571 4405

izzy.ford@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee Positions:

  • Chief Executive Employment Committee
  • Te Puna Kōrero


Cr Moze Galo

Councillor Moze Galo

Mobile: 021 170 2123

moze.galo@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee Positions:

  • Te Puna Kōrero


Cr Geoff Hayward

Councillor Geoff Hayward

Mobile: 021 213 1173

geoff.hayward@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee Positions:

  • Te Puna Kōrero
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee


Parirua Māori Ward

Cr Kylie Wihapi

Councillor Kylie Wihapi 

Deputy Mayor

Mobile: 027 826 0300

kylie.wihapi@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee Positions

  • Chair, Porirua District Licensing Committee
  • Chief Executive Employment Committee
  • Te Puna Kōrero
  • Dog Control Hearings Subcommittee


Pāuatahanui General Ward

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

Cr Tracy Johnson

Councillor Tracy Johnson

Mobile: 027 844 8874

tracy.johnson@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee positions:

  • Chief Executive Employment Committee
  • Te Puna Kōrero
  • Audit and Risk Committee


Cr Ross Leggett

Councillor Ross Leggett

Mobile: 027 536 7636

ross.leggett@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee positions:

  • Heamana Tuatahi, Te Puna Kōrero
  • Chief Executive Employment Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee


Cr Josh Trlin

Councillor Josh Trlin

Mobile: 027 374 0114

josh.trlin@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee positions:

  • Heamana Tuarua, Te Puna Kōrero
  • Audit and Risk Committee


Cr Nathan Waddle

Councillor Nathan Waddle

Mobile: 027 748 6803

nathan.waddle@poriruacity.govt.nz

Committee positions:

  • Deputy Chair, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Te Puna Kōrero
  • Chief Executive Employment Committee


Members’ Interest Declarations

Elected members are asked to make regular declarations of interests they hold.


Ward populations

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.

Ward Population
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).