This page outlines the representation arrangements for Porirua City Council effective from October 2007 until October 2013.
To view the recently approved representation arrangements that will apply following the October 2013, please see our consultation page for further information.
Current Arrangements 2007 to 2013
The Local Government Commission determined on 2 April 2007 that Porirua City Council will comprise a Mayor and 13 Councillors elected from three wards as follows:
- Northern Ward - elects 5 Councillors
- Western Ward - elects 3 Councillors
- Eastern Ward - elects 5 Councillors
The Commission's decision differs from the Council's proposal by:
- retaining a total of 13 councillors rather than Council's proposed 10; and
- transferring the Ranui Heights area from the Eastern Ward to the Western Ward.
The Local Government Commission confirmed Council's decision not to establish a community board for Titahi Bay.
To view a City Wards Map visit our Ward Maps page.
Choose a map below to view the Ward boundaries:
If you want to find out which wards you are in, visit our Ward Finder to list your property.
There are currently no Maori Wards within Porirua City. The Local Electoral Act 2001 gives Council the ability to establish separate wards for Maori electors. The Council may resolve to create separate Maori wards or conduct a poll on the matter, or the community may demand a poll.
The demand for a poll can be initiated by a petition signed by 5 per cent of electors within the district.
Council considered a request to establish Maori Wards on 23 November 2011. The Council resolved to undertake public consultation in conjunction with the Long Term Plan during April 2012 to seek feedback on whether Maori Wards should be established from October 2016 onwards. See our consultation page.
Porirua City Council does not have any community boards.
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