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From your Mayor - 4 February 2020

Mayor Anita Baker

Wherever you live in the city, you will know first-hand that Porirua is booming. Wherever we look, there are new subdivisions or upgrades to social housing.

Because our regional neighbours have limited space, Porirua is providing a large share of the new housing to accommodate growth across the region.

As Mayor, I will make sure this growth is managed in a careful and sustainable way. I will also advocate on your behalf to make sure neighbouring cities and central government play their part in delivering critical transport and other infrastructure upgrades.

I am determined, as Mayor, to do whatever I can to minimise the impact on your rates bill, by making sure we are as fiscally prudent as possible. We must keep making investments so that services and infrastructure keep pace with the city’s growth, but we also need to restrain costs as much as we can when the benefit to residents can’t be justified.

On the campaign trail I was asked to open the Mayor’s office up to the community. From this month on, I’ll hold weekly clinics on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am, except for a few pre-booked dates. These will move around the city starting in Cannons Creek.

February clinics, Wednesdays 9–11am:

5 Feb: Porirua Development Community Info Hub – Cannons Creek Shops

19 Feb: Porirua City Council main reception area, 16 Cobham Court

26 Feb: Titahi Bay Library, 18a Whitehouse Rd

March clinics, Wednesdays 9–11am:

4 March: Porirua Development Community Info Hub – Cannons Creek Shops

11 March: Porirua City Council main reception area, 16 Cobham Court

18 March: Porirua Development Community Info Hub – Cannons Creek Shops

25 March: Pukerua Bay RSA, Wairaka Rd


4 Feb 2020