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: [email protected]

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 2023

Your opportunity to speak directly with Porirua Mayor Anita Baker

Meet the mayor1.jpg

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.

8 February Titahi Bay Titahi Bay Library
15 February Waitangirua Oasis Café
22 February Takapūwāhia Marae Takapūwāhia
1 March Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
8 March Whitby Café Nish
15 March Waitangirua Oasis Café
29 March Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
5 April Aotea Sushil's Musclechef Kitchen and Café
12 April Pāuatahanui Ground Up Café
19 April Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
26 April Pātaka Foyer
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
7 June Landings Sommerset  Kenepuru
14 June Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
21 June Summerset Aotea Summerset Aotea
28 June Waitangirua Oasis Café
5 July Titahi Bay Titahi Bay Library
12 July Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
19 July Takapūwāhia Marae Takapūwāhia
2 August Waitangirua Oasis Café
9 August Mana Rubys Café
23 August Whitby Café Nish
13 September Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
20 September Aotea Sushills Café
27 September Pāuatahanui Ground Up Café
4 October Waitangirua Oasis Café
11 October Plimmerton Café O'range
18 October Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
25 October Pātaka Foyer
1 November Landings Sommerset Village
8 November Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub
15 November Summerset Aotea Summerset Aotea
22 November Waitangirua Oasis Café
29 November Titahi Bay Titahi Bay Library
6 December Cannons Creek Porirua Development Hub

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

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.