From Monday 24 January, Porirua City is at the red setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, as protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more
Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Pacific greetings. Pacific languages, cultures and identity are essential to the health, wellbeing and lifetime success of our Pacific peoples and their communities in Aotearoa.
"Across the Porirua community, we embrace learning from, and celebrating, the awesome diversity of languages and cultures that thrive here - and the Pacific Language Weeks is a great way to do just that" - Porirua Mayor, Anita Baker
Flag raising ceremony: 10 May 2021
Rotuma is a Fijian dependency, consisting of Rotuma Island and nearby islands. Did you know Rotuma is a volcanic island about 465km south of Fiji?
Flag raising ceremony: 8.30am (indoors)
Samoa lies south of the equator, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. Did you know the largest island of Samoa is Savaìi and the most populated island is Upolu?
Flag raising ceremony: 12 July, 8.30am, peace memorial, Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua
Kiribati, officially Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. Did you know there are 33 islands, 20 of which are inhabited?
Hello: Ko na mauri
Flag raising ceremony: 2 August, 8.30am, peace memorial, Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua
The Cook Islands are in the South Pacific Ocean, north-east of New Zealand, between French Polynesia and American Samoa. Did you know the Cook Islands is made up of 15 islands, Rarotonga being the largest?
Hello: Kia Orana
Flag raising ceremony: 6 September, 8.30am, peace memorial, Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua
Tonga is a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 South Pacific islands, many uninhabited, most lined in white beaches and coral reefs and covered with tropical rainforest.
Hello: Malo e lelei
Flag raising ceremony: 27 September, 8.30am, peace memorial, Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua
In the South Pacific is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Its nine islands comprise small, thinly populated atolls and reef islands with palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites.
Flag raising ceremony: 4 October, 8.30am, peace memorial, Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua
Made up of more than 300 islands, Fiji is famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain most of the population.
Flag raising ceremony: 18 October, 8.30am, peace memorial, Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua
Niue is a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. It’s known for its limestone cliffs and coral-reef dive sites. Migrating whales swim in Niue's waters between July and October.
Hello: Fakalofa Atu
Flag raising ceremony: 26 October, 8.30am, peace memorial, Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua
Tokelau is a remote group of atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. Fakaofo has swimming pigs that famously catch fish near its coral reef
Hello: Mālo ni!