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 2022

Your opportunity to speak directly with Porirua Mayor Anita Baker

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Note: Mayor's Clinics are on hold until after the election. Thanks everyone.

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.

15 December Titahi Bay Library, 18a Whitehouse Road
May
4 Waitangirua Oasis Café
11 Aotea Café Suchells
18 (CANCELLED) Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
25 Marae Takapuwahia
June
1 Waitangirua Oasis Café
8 Titahi Bay Library, 18a Whitehouse Road
15 Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
22 Plimmerton Palmers Plimmerton
29 (CANCELLED) Waitangirua Oasis Café
July
6 Aotea Summerset Village
13 Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
20 LGNZ Conference Away
27 The Landings Summerset Village
August
3 Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
10 Pauatahanui Ground Up
17 Waitangirua Oasis Café
24 Marae Takapuwahia
31 Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub
September
7 Titahi Bay Library, 18a Whitehouse Road
14 Waitangirua Oasis Café
21 Aotea Café Suchells
28 Cannons Creek Porirua Development Community Info Hub


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.