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Your Mayor

Anita is the Mayor of Porirua City. She was elected in 2019 for a term of three years. Say kia ora when you spot her.

Korero with Anita Baker

Phone (business hours): 04 237 1456
Email: mayor@poriruacity.govt.nz

Post: The Mayor, Porirua City Council, 

PO Box 50218, Porirua, 5240
Areas of responsibility:

  • Mayor
  • Deputy Chair - Chief Executive's Employment Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee member


Mayor's Clinics 2021

Your opportunity to speak directly with Porirua Mayor Anita Baker

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Come along to the Mayor’s Clinics, held across the city every Wednesday from 9am to 11am (with a few exceptions where needed). These clinics are an informal way for Mayor Baker to hear your thoughts on what’s happening in our city – from the community who know it best.

DATE VILLAGE VENUE
04 August Aotea Charlies Café
11 August Marae Takapuwahia
18 August Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
25 August Te Rauparaha Arena Arena Cafe
01 September Pukerua Bay The Coffee Cart at old church hall
08 September Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
15 September 9 (Cancelled) Plimmerton Café O'range
22 September Te Rauparaha Arena Arena Cafe
29 September Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
06 October (Cancelled) Pauatahanui Ground Up Cafe
13 October Titahi Bay T Bay Cafe

Kia ora, Porirua.

The mayoral clinics with Anita Baker will only be taking place in Alert Level 1. If you have any concerns or issues to raise with her, please call 04 237 1456 (business hours) or email mayor@poriruacity.govt.nz

20 October Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
27 October Pataka The Spine
03 November Mana Ruby's Café
10 November Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
17 November Whitby Café Nish
24 November Aotea Charlies Café
01 December Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
08 December Pataka The Spine
15 December Titahi Bay Library, 18a Whitehouse Road


Anita Baker was born and raised in Porirua City first elected to the Porirua City Council in 2010, she has been a trustee on the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust since 2016. 

She says the journey she took from a girl growing up in Paremata, to solo mum, administrator, community worker, setting up a private college, project manager then Councillor and now Mayor, is the sort taken by many successful women in top jobs in New Zealand. 

For her it was a transition that happened through hard work, aspiration and being involved in her local community. She’s aware that many in the Porirua community don’t have the resources or opportunities she’s had, and she will be a champion for everyone in the city.

Mayor Baker is excited about the composition of the new council with a good balance of age and cultural diversity. She has appointed two-term Eastern Ward Councillor Izzy Ford as Deputy Mayor.

Top of her priorities as Mayor will be investment in core infrastructure and key services and improving the health of the harbour. Infrastructure is the most important thing the council can invest in to support people’s lives and livelihoods. Jobs, new houses and investment are underpinned by good infrastructure, pipes, drains, reserves, roads and footpaths.

She also plans to use her position as Mayor to lobby central government and advocate for the city around housing, health, employment and transport options.

Mayor Baker has a reputation for getting things done efficiently and effectively.


The latest from Mayor Anita Baker


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From your Mayor - 12 October 2021

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12 Oct 2021
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From your Mayor - 14 September 2021

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14 Sep 2021
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From your Mayor - 25 May 2021

The latest from Mayor Anita Baker

25 May 2021