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This page describes the videos Porirua City Council has produced that are located on YouTube, along with instructions on how to view them, and how to subscribe to the Porirua City Council channel at the bottom of the page.

Videos from Porirua City Council

Videos produced by Porirua City Council are posted to Facebook and YouTube.

The following lists the videos produced by Porirua City Council up to 2014. Click on the text link to go to YouTube to view all the videos on the Council's media channel.

Placemaking Porirua

A wealth of ideas to 'Reclaim the Canopies' were generated during a workshop led by place-making guru David Engwicht on 10 May 2014, attended by about 80 people.  Here are the videos of the event.

Placemaking Porirua Part 1. Introduction: David presents the place making concept and his initial thoughts on the canopies.  (29.35min)
Placemaking Porirua Part 2. Building the Resources Bank. (14.14min)
Placemaking Porirua Part 3. Who is missing from the canopies area and how to bring them back – the Ideas Bank.  (36.46)
Placemaking Porirua Part 4. Starting to build a plan, creating a welcome. And for the finale: the volunteers stand up! (33.24)

Reclaim the Canopies - Oct 2014 - building the real thing! (2.34)

#Gigatown Keeping in Touch

5 March 2014: A 1 minute video from Melbourne-based AFL player Joe Baker- Thomas talking about using fast Internet to keep in touch with family and friends in Porirua, New Zealand.    View #GigatownPorirua Keeping in Touch video (1.13)

#Gigatown Kickoff

29 October 2013: A 1.51 minute video from the Mayor of Porirua City, Nick Leggett, announcing the kick-off of the Porirua Gigatown entry.  View Gigatown Kickoff video (1.51 mins).

Regional Governance

25 March 2013: A 4.27 minute video from the Mayor of Porirua City, Nick Leggett, explaining the reasons for the regional governance review and how you can have your say.  View Regional Governance video (4.27 mins).

Reserves Management Plan Consultation

2 April 2013: A 2 minute video by Lisa Webber from Whitby promoting the Reserves consultation.  View Reserves Management Plan video 3 (2.05 mins).

15 March 2013: A one minute video by children from Porirua City promoting the forthcoming Reserves consultation.  View Reserves Management Plan video 2 (1 minute).

1 March 2013: A one minute video by Councillor Bronwyn Kropp promoting the forthcoming Reserves consultation.  View Reserves Management Plan video 1 (1 minute).

A Day in the Life of Porirua City Council

11 December 2012: A 2 minute video highlighting all the work and activities Porirua City Council employees perform to help make our city amazing!  View A Day in the Life of Porirua City Council (2 minutes).

Long Term Plan 2012-22

12 July 2012: A video of the Mayor Nick Leggett outlining the important changes in the finalised Long Term Plan 2012-22 (2 min 45 seconds).

4 April 2012: These videos were produced for the draft Long Term Plan Summary online interactive newsletter.

1 March 2012: These videos of the Mayor Nick Leggett outlining the proposals for the Long Term Plan and inviting people to make submissions.

Porirua Festival of the Elements 2012

7 February 2012: This video is of the Porirua Festival of the Elements 2012 showing activities at the event and interviews with festival-goers. (1 min 48 seconds).

Porirua Railway Station - Videos of Artists describing their work

June 2011: This is a list of links to one minute videos of the artists who contributed to the Porirua Railway Station murals. In these videos, the artists describe who they are and how their mural was conceived, designed and painted, and the messages they were trying to portray.

These videos were commissioned by the Porirua City Council and filmed by local Porirua resident Angus Ward.

View the Porirua Railway Station Upgrade page with the artists' stories and photos.

View the Mayor's video describing the "Golden Foot Award" which the Council received in February 2012.

Whaia te ara tika "Follow the Right Path"

16 June 2011: This is a video produced by Zechariah Reuelu, a local resident, documenting Whaia te ara tika "Follow the Right Path" as it was being finished. The project involved painting by local children and community groups of fences and walls with murals reflecting the identity of the local community. It is 4 minutes long. We hope you enjoy it!

Porirua City Mayor - Nick Leggett

This is a video of the Mayor of Porirua City talking about the Draft Annual Plan for 2011-12. Nick highlights the most important topics for this year's plan, and encourages you to make a submission. Posted on 29 March 2011. 3 minutes 14 seconds.

Porirua City – Whole of City (LivCom Awards 2010)

This is a video the Porirua City Council's entry at the 2010 LivCom Awards, Porirua City's entry in the Whole of City Award achieved gold standard – the equivalent of excellence.

These presentations are in Quicktime .mov format and are the formal presentations made to the LivCom Judges. They consist of the powerpoint presentation with voiceover and are under 10 MB each. Speakers are Mayor Nick Leggett; Moira Lawler, General Manager, Strategy and Planning; and David Rolfe, General Manager, Environment and Regulatory Services.

  • View more information about this award in the About Porirua section.


Porirua City – Village Planning Programme (LivCom Awards 2010)

This is a video of the Porirua City Council's entry at the 2010 LivCom Awards. The Village Planning Programme won first place in the Socio Economic section of the Environmentally Sustainable Project Award and Porirua also topped the Community Sustainability criteria in the Whole of City award.

These presentations are in Quicktime .mov format and are the formal presentations made to the LivCom Judges. They consist of the powerpoint presentation with voiceover and are under 6 MB each. Speakers are Mayor Nick Leggett, and Moira Lawler, General Manager, Strategy and Planning.

A Day in the life of Porirua Harbour

This video is a photostory showing a day in the life of Porirua Harbour, with a selection of images highlighting the harbour and its environment. Produced by Keith Calder, Porirua Harbour Strategy Coordinator at Porirua City Council.

Porirua City – Lifestyle Choices

This is a video highlighting the lifestyle choices a British family made when selecting Porirua as their new home. Featuring the Manning family.

Porirua City – Successful Porirua Businesses

This is a video highlighting a two of successful Porirua businesses.

Digital Porirua Launch – March 2009

These are a number of videos promoting the launch of Digital Porirua, including speakers at the launch, the contribution by Hewlett Packard, and the Computers in Homes programme.

Speakers at the launch:

Read more about the Trust and its activities in our Community Projects - Digital Porirua section.

Subscribing to our YouTube Channel

You can subscribe to the Porirua City Council's YouTube Channel by using the following instructions. This means you will be alerted when we add a new video to our listings.

Contact Us

For more information about any of our videos, or to obtain a copy, please contact:

Communications Manager
Porirua City Council
P O Box 50218
Porirua City
Phone: (04) 237 3555