COVID-19 pandemic

We’re closely following Government guidelines in relation to COVID-19. Please note this is affecting many of our services and for the latest updates please go to our Covid-19 pandemic page.

Government Covid-19 site Porirua City pandemic page

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 1400 

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

As a precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 I’m cancelling my Mayor’s clinics for the time being.

My priority is everyone’s health and wellbeing and I’ll keep you updated as the situation changes.

As a Council we are following all Government guidelines and we urge you to do this same.

Thanks for your understanding as we all unite against COVID-19.

For official information and updates visit covid19.govt.nz and health.govt.nz. 

If you wish to speak or write to me directly:
mayor@poriruacity.govt.nz  or call 04-2371456 


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
05 February Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
19 February Porirua City Council Front of house
26 February Titahi Bay Library
04 March Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
11 March Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
18 March Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
25 March Pukerua bay RSA
01 April Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
08 April Whitby Niche Café
15 April Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
22 April Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
29 April Titahi Bay Library
06 May Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
13 May Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
27 May Pauatahanui Ground up
17 June Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
24 June Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
01 July Cannons Creek Kainga Ora office Cannons Creek Shops
08 July Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
15 July Plimmerton Kafe Oranje
22 July Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
29 July Aotea Sommerset Retirement village
05 August Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
12 August Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
19 August Titahi Bay Library
26 August Paremata Ruby's Café
02 September Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
09 September Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
16 September Whitby Niche Café
23 September Titahi Bay Library
07 October Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
14 October Porirua City Council Pataka, The Spine
21 October Pukerua bay RSA
28 October Titahi Bay Library
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


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

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Mayor Anita Baker is committed to keeping the community updated on local issues

31 Mar 2020
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From your Mayor - 4 February 2020

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4 Feb 2020