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.

Korero with Anita Baker

Mayor 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
  • Chair - Dog Control Hearings Subcommittee
  • Ex Officio member on all committees


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.

MONTH LOCATION VENUE
8 February Titahi Bay Titahi Bay Library
15 February Waitangirua Oasis Café
22 February Marae Takapuwahia
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
1 March Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
8 March Whitby Café Nish
15 March Waitangirua Oasis Café
22 March Pukerua Bay Greedy & Co Caravan 98 Rawhiti Rd
29 March Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
6 April Aotea Sushills Café
12 April Pauatahanui Ground Up
19 April Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
26 April Pataka Foyer
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
3 May Plimmerton Palmers Café
10 May Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
17 May Mana Rubys Café
24 May Waitangirua Oasis Café
31 May Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
7 June Landings Sommerset  Kenepuru
14 June Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
21 June Sommerset Aotea Sommerset Aotea
28 June Waitangirua Oasis Café
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
5 July Titahi Bay Titahi Bay Library
12 July Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
19 July Marae Takapuwahia
MONTH LOCTATION VENUE
2 August Waitangirua Oasis Café
9 August Mana Rubys Café
16 August Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
23 August Whitby Café Nish
30 August Waitangirua Oasis Café
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
6 September Pukerua Bay Greedy & Co Caravan 98 Rawhiti Rd
13 September Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
20 September Aotea Sushills Café
27 September Pauatahanui Ground Up
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
4 October Waitangirua Oasis Café
11 October Plimmerton Café O'range
18 October Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
25 October Pataka Foyer
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
1 November Landings Sommerset Village
8 November Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
15 November Sommerset Aotea Sommerset Aotea
22 November Waitangirua Oasis Café
29 November Titahi Bay Titahi Bay Library
MONTH LOCATION VENUE
6 December Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
13 December Waitangirua Oasis Café


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.

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.