Community groups from around the city will be hosting "meet the candidates" events, to help voters get to know who is standing this year.
These are listed as they are received on our "meet the candidates" page.
Stand for Porirua City in the local elections to help shape your city, work with your community, and represent its residents.
The Council is governed by 11 elected members who represent the city’s residents and ratepayers. Every three years, voters from the City’s three wards elect 10 councillors. The Mayor is elected by the whole city.
The Wards for 2022 are different from previous elections, as a result of the representation review that was undertaken last year.
Nominations are now closed. You can view a list of confirmed candidates on our candidates page.
Further information on standing and elections can be found in our frequently asked questions document, and our factsheet on the 2022 local elections.
Local Government New Zealand are hosting a series of Webinars to help candidates stand for election. They have published the first webinar in their "Make a Stand" series. This webinar is on building your campaign and social media skills.
Single Transferable Vote system in Porirua
Gavin Beattie (formerly of the Local Government Commission has written an article on the the functioning of STV in Porirua City.
Protecting yourself against foreign interference
There are threats of foreign interference to the democratic process in the local elections. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) has provided information about threats to the 2022 elections.
Local authority candidates and elected members are of interest to foreign states. There are a number of reasons why they target New Zealand but one of them is to influence our democracy. They may want to steer policy making, have access to people in positions of power, gain knowledge of internal operations or get access to sensitive information.
Two candidate information sessions were held in July 2022. A recording of one of the sessions is available below:
The 2022 Candidate Information Handbook is now available to download.
An induction and training programme will be held for successful candidates and includes information on the fundamental functions of council. The time commitment for induction and meetings is likely to be 2-3 days a week following the election through to mid December 2022.
On-going training may require elected members to attend 1-2 day courses or workshops, in addition to meetings, throughout their term of office. The induction programme will begin immediately after the elections.
A draft induction programme has been developed. Please note this programme is subject to change.