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

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
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

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
Anita Baker 2019

From your Mayor - 19 May 2020

Read the latest from Porirua Mayor Anita Baker

19 May 2020