All about Porirua City Council

The people of Porirua City are what makes ours a truly special place

We take pleasure in helping and caring for each other. We want everyone to feel welcome here, whether they’re visiting, living or working here.

We’re looking for people who will help position our city as a welcoming, dynamic place to live, work and visit.

On this page you will find:

  • Our behaviours
  • Career opportunities

Our behaviours

Our three behaviours guide all Council kaimahi in their day-to-day work. They describe how we need to act to be successful in delivering the best outcomes for our community now and in the future.

Our kaimahi look for ways to do things better, use their skills to get things done and work together to make a difference.

Whakakotahi – mā te mahi tahi e puta ai he hua ki tō tātou hapori
Team up – Together we make a difference for our community

Mahi Atamai
– Ka whakapātari i a tātou anō kia pai ake ai ngā hua
Work smart – We challenge ourselves to do things better

– mā te whakapeto ngoi, me ngā pūkenga e tutuki ai ngā whāinga.
Make it happen – We use our energy and skills to get things done

Career Opportunities at Porirua City Council

You can be part of our place by working here! Join us to contribute to the exciting future of our city. Kia kaha e hoa mā!


transport 2023

Porirua City has plenty of parking and great transport options.

Roading and safetyTraffic Management and Safety Travelling and parking


Studying at the library

Books, magazines, DVD's, children's books, graphic novels, research materials and more. Heritage, Genealagy, Māori & Pacific Collections are unique and extensive, with specialist librarians. Our City Centre Library is open every day except public holidays

"This is a great place to work and is filled with opportunities for people to feel connected and grow their career and knowledge base through training and other development initiatives."

- Porirua City Council Employee

Te Rauparaha Arena

Te Rauparaha Arena

Te Rauparaha Arena is Porirua's premier indoor sports complex, aquatic centre, fitness centre and events venue. Find out more information on our Arena activities including Preschool Gym, Pickleball, Aquarobics and Dash Swim School.

"I am happy to be part of an organisation that makes a difference, alongside dedicated colleagues who work to make Porirua a better place."

- Porirua City Council employee

Parks and reserves

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Our parks and reserves are very special to us here in Porirua. We love walking in our local parks and exploring nature.

Out door recreationopen spacesSports fieldsoutdoor courtsCemeteries and crematorium

Arts and Culture

Pataka home

PATAKA is dedicated to celebrating our heritage & showcasing Maori, Pacific Island, New Zealand and international art & culture.

Regulatory Standards

News - administration building

We're pretty easy going here in Porirua City but there are a few things you'll need licences and permits for.

Animal servicesParkingAlcohol LicensingEnvironmental health

Porirua Harbour


Porirua City’s beaches and harbours are an integral part of who we are.

Water services wastewaterdrinking waterStormwater Harbour & catchments