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 2020

Your opportunity to speak directly with Porirua Mayor Anita Baker

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
11 November Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
18 November Plimmerton Kafe Oranje
02 December Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
09 December Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
03 February Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
10 February Titahi Bay Library, 18a Whitehouse Road
17 February Pataka The Spine
24 February Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
03 March Mana Ruby's Café
10 March Marae Takapuwahia
17 March Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
24 March Whitby Café Nish, Whitby shopping mall
31 March Aotea Charlies Café
05 April Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
12 April Pataka The Spine
19 April Pukerua Bay Library, 6A Wairaka Road
26 April Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
05 May Plimmerton Café O'range
12 May Pataka The Spine
19 May Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
26 May Pauatahanui Ground Up Cafe
02 June Titahi Bay Library, 18a Whitehouse Road
09 June Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
16 June Pataka The Spine
23 June Mana Ruby's Café
30 June Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
07 July Whitby Café Nish
21 July Pataka The Spine
28 July Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
04 August Aotea Charlies Café
11 August Marae Takapuwahia
18 August Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
25 August Pataka The Spine
01 September Pukerua Bay Library, 6A Wairaka Road
08 September Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
15 September Plimmerton Café O'range
22 September Pataka The Spine
29 September Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
06 October Pauatahanui Ground Up Cafe
13 October Titahi Bay Library, 18a Whitehouse Road
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.


Anita Baker 2019

From your Mayor - 15 July 2020

The latest from Porirua Mayor Anita Baker

15 Jul 2020
Anita Baker 2019

From your Mayor - 30 June 2020

Some more thoughts from Porirua Mayor Anita Baker

30 Jun 2020
Anita Baker 2019

From your Mayor - 28 June 2020

The latest from Porirua Mayor Anita Baker.

28 Jun 2020