Covid-19 Update


Porirua City is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, as protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more

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Porirua City's 10 councillors and Mayor are elected by residents every 3 years. Our current council was elected in October 2019. The next elections will be on 8 October 2022.

2022 Local Government Elections

You can find information about this year's local elections on this page.

2016 elections

The Inaugural Council meeting, where the Mayor and Councillors made their official declaration and oath of office, was held on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

Electoral system

  • Elections for all local authorities (councils) throughout New Zealand are held every three years and are conducted by postal vote.
  • Porirua City uses the Single Transferable Vote system (STV). On your ballot, you'll be asked to rank the candidates in your preferred order.  
  • Read about STV.