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From your Mayor - 18 June 2024

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Porirua Mayor Anita Baker.

June is Porirua Business Month and Porirua City Council is running eight events to celebrate all the fantastic businesses and business leaders that contribute to our city.

We know the economic environment is difficult across New Zealand, and like the rest of our community, businesses are doing it tough. I am pleased that through Porirua Business Month, our Council can play its part to help support, inspire and grow the city’s business sector.

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Wāhine Paving the Way in Business event at Pātaka Art + Museum to hear about Rachel Taulelei and Tania Tupu’s amazing careers traversing sport and business.

Rachel is a prominent Māori business leader and director who was also New Zealand Trade Commissioner in Los Angeles and is co-owner of the Tokomanawa Queens basketball team. Tania is the current coach of the Queens, the General Manager of Te Papa Stores and creates contemporary Māori and Pacific-inspired jewellery in Titahi Bay. Both wāhine have inspirational career journeys.

The Amotai Meet the Buyer event was another excellent opportunity for our Pacific and Māori business community to network and grow; and the Love Local event, which showcased the best of our local products, services and crafts illustrates the diversity and success of our Porirua businesses.

There are still more excellent Business Month events to come; including Business After 5 with Olympic gold medal winner Barbara Kendall, an economic update and forecast from leading economist and Infometrics Chief Executive Brad Olsen, and a look at the power of the circular economy with Helmut Modlik from Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira.

Visit our Council website to find out more and to register your attendance:

18 Jun 2024