Your Mayor

Anita is the Mayor of Porirua City. She was elected in 2019, and reelected in 2022 for a term of three years. Say kia ora when you spot her.

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Mayor Anita Baker

Contact details

Phone (business hours): 04 237 1456

Email: [email protected]

Post: The Mayor,
Porirua City Council, 
PO Box 50218, Porirua, 5240

Anita is the Mayor of Porirua City. She was elected in 2019, and re-elected in 2022 for a term of three years. Say kia ora when you spot her.

Roles and duties:

  • Mayor
  • Deputy Chairperson - Chief Executive's Employment Committee
  • Chairperson - Dog Control Hearings Subcommittee
  • Ex Officio member on all committees.

The Mayor can also:

  • Act as a Justice of the Peace.
  • Call a meeting of the Council.
  • Declare a civil defence emergency.

As one of the elected members, the Mayor shares the same responsibilities as other Councillors and also:

  • Presides over Council meetings and makes sure they’re conducted in an orderly way.
  • Promotes our City and represents its interests.
  • Acts as the civic and ceremonial head of Porirua City,  including swearing in new citizens.
  • Gives leadership and feedback to the Councillors


Mayor's Clinics 2024

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 10am (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 TIME LOCATION VENUE
21 February 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Porirua Development Hub
28 February 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
MONTH TIME LOCATION VENUE
6 March 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Porirua Development Hub
13 March 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
20 March 9.00-10.00am Summerset Aotea Summerset Aotea
27 March 9.00-10.00am Summerset Aotea Summerset Landings
MONTH TIME LOCATION VENUE
3 April 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
10 April 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
17 April 9.00-10.00am Tītahi Bay Tītahi Bay Library
DATE TIME LOCATION VENUE
1 May 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
8 May 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
22 May 9.00-10.00am Mana Rubys Café
29 May 9.00-10.00am Marae Takapūwāhia
DATE TIME LOCATION VENUE
5 June 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
12 June 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
19 June 9.00-10.00am Aotea Sushills Café
26 June 9.00-10.00am Whitby Nish
DATE TIME LOCATION VENUE
3 July 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
10 July 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
24 July 9.00-10.00am Pukerua Bay Greedy Caravan
DATE TIME LOCATION VENUE
7 August 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
14 August 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
28 August 9.00-10.00am Waitangirua Oasis Café
DATE TIME LOCATION VENUE
4 September 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
11 September 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
18 September 9.00-10.00am Marae Takapūwāhia
25 September 9.00-10.00am Pāuatahanui Ground Up
DATE TIME LOCATION VENUE
2 October 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
9 October 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
16 October 9.00-10.00am Plimmerton Palmers Café
23 October 9.00-10.00am Summerset Aotea Summerset Aotea
30 October 9.00-10.00am Summerset Aotea Summerset Landings
MONTH TIME LOCATION VENUE
6 November 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
20 November 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer
27 November 9.00-10.00am Tītahi Bay Tītahi Bay Library
DATE TIME LOCATION VENUE
4 December 9.00-10.00am Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Le Fale Job & Skills Hub
11 December 9.30-10.30am Pātaka Foyer

Do you want the Mayor to open your next event?

If your community group, sports club, school committee, arts or service group is planning an event of any sort and you would like the Mayor to say a few words then please get in touch. Mayor Anita Baker is happy to support community events so please just send her an email at [email protected]. Please outline when and where your event is happening and what time you'd like the Mayor to speak. It's a good idea to give at least four weeks' notice to confirm her attendance as Mayor Baker's diary fills up quickly.

Your Mayor

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker was born and raised in Porirua City and has a reputation for getting things done!

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

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 heads a council with a good balance of age and cultural diversity.

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.

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