Environment

Join the Effort to Restore Local Waterways at Battle Hill Community Planting Day July 21, 2024 Porirua residents are invited to participate in the final community planting day of 2024 at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. The event, organised by Porirua… ...
Council invite feedback on Cannons Creek Park Closure and Redevelopment July 18, 2024 The Porirua City Council has opened consultation for the temporary closure and redevelopment of Cannons Creek Park, a significant move aimed at enhancing the area… ...
First photograph of elusive Mātātā captured in Plimmerton wetland  July 2, 2024 The elusive Mātātā or fern bird has been photographed in Taupō Swamp near Plimmerton for the first time – showing the success of restoration efforts… ...
Connect with Nature This Matariki at Community Planting Day in Porirua June 26, 2024 Volunteers are invited to join Porirua City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, and community-led restoration group Ngahere Korowai for a planting day… ...
Bold New Strategy Paves Way to Low-Carbon Future June 26, 2024 A new strategy released by Greater Wellington outlines a pathway to a low-carbon, resilient future and the urgent actions required to achieve it. The Wellington… ...
Pest Free Whitby Celebrates Volunteers’ Efforts in Protecting Local Wildlife June 12, 2024 Pest Free Whitby (PFW), a dedicated group of volunteers, is transforming Whitby into a sanctuary for native birds, lizards, and insects. Part of the larger… ...
Porirua Wildlife Conservationist named in King’s Birthday Honours June 9, 2024 Paul (Scratch) Jansen who has contributed to conservation through New Zealand Wildlife Service and Department of Conservation (DOC) roles since 1979, most recently in senior… ...
Boost to Buses and Trains, for Canes’ Quarterfinal June 6, 2024 In anticipation of the quarterfinal match between the Hurricanes and the Melbourne Rebels at Sky Stadium on Saturday, 8 June, Metlink is enhancing its transport… ...
Skinks cause $12 Million delay June 6, 2024 Moving a native population of skinks has contributed to the doubling of the cost of a Porirua sewage tank. Wellington Water started work on the… ...
Earthquake Prep for Porirua Residents (June 5, 2024) A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck 27km north of Wellington at 10pm on 4 June 2024, with the epicentre around 10km north-west of Porirua. In light… ...
Milestone reached in Porirua’s Climate Resilience (June 4, 2024) In a landmark move towards climate resilience, the Wellington Regional Leadership Committee (WRLC) has adopted the Wellington Regional Climate Change Impact Assessment Report (WRCCIA). This… ...
Porirua on shaky ground as Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes (June 4, 2024) A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck 27km north of Wellington at 10pm last night and the epicentre was around 10km north-west of Porirua. The quake… ...
Porirua Landfill Adjusts Fees: Green Waste Down, General Waste Up (June 2, 2024) Starting 1 July, Porirua residents will benefit from reduced fees for disposing of green waste at Spicer Landfill, with a decrease of 23%. However, fees… ...
Police have identified man over-board (May 27, 2024) Police have identified the man who is missing after reportedly going over-board on a Wellington ferry last week. The East By West ferry was travelling… ...
Themed Aotea Fairy Walkway (May 16, 2024) A warm thanks of appreciation has gone out from the Aotea community to Gabrielle Saville, for starting the Themed Aotea Fairy Walkway, in Dales Reserve… ...
Porirua rose garden to get modern upgrade (May 15, 2024) Aotea Lagoon’s rose garden area is to be rejuvenated as part of a plan to make the southern part of the popular Porirua reserve modern,… ...
On-demand small bus trial extended in Tawa and Porirua (May 10, 2024) The Metlink On Demand trial of buses in Tawa and Porirua has been extended to the end of the year. Metlink On Demand is an… ...
Extra Care on roads with heavy rain warning (May 1, 2024) MetService says the district will is in for heavy rainfall and anyone out and about driving after 8pm should take care. The watch was issued… ...
The Unseen – Film Screening and Panel Discussion (April 26, 2024) The Unseen is a full-of-wonder film that is both educational and inspirational (See video trailer below). It is the hope of both the filmmakers Geoff… ...
Storage tank to reduce sewage overflowing into Porirua Harbour (April 10, 2024) If you’ve been driving on SH 59 or catching the train from Porirua railway station, you’ve probably seen some construction next to the carpark. It’s… ...
Porirua City – Planning for the Future (April 1, 2024) Porirua City, like all councils across the country, is experiencing a sharp increase in costs to deliver services and projects. Increases in the cost of… ...
Porirua skaters roll down to Pōneke parks (March 26, 2024) Skate Pōneke is back for 2024 with three pop-up skate installations to celebrate and encourage skating in the city.  Wellington City Council’s first We Skate Pōneke campaign in… ...
30-year strategy – to support 200,000 new residents (March 21, 2024) A strategy outlining regional development, which includes Tawa and Porirua, has today been adopted by the Wellington Regional Leadership Committee (WRLC). The Future Development Strategy… ...
Boost in Bus Services: Partnership Aims to Benefit Porirua Commuters (March 19, 2024) In a collaborative move that signals better days ahead for public transportation in the region, Greater Wellington and Wellington City Council are joining forces to… ...
Wellington City votes to support urgent regional water reform   (March 14, 2024) Wellington City Council has today voted to work with other Wellington region councils on a plan to reform the region’s water services.   Councils across the… ...
Greater Wellington reviewing councillor representation    (March 11, 2024) Community views on whether Greater Wellington’s constituency arrangements are fair and effective are being sought to help inform Greater Wellington’s Representation Review.   The six-yearly review… ...
Tuk Tuk Thai takes out Cool As Challenge (March 11, 2024) The votes were counted, the judges sipped and a Porirua entrant has once again taken out the Cool As Challenge. Nineteen cafes and restaurants in… ...
BOOMBOX Hip-Hop Rap Event (March 11, 2024) General Admission: Free ($0.00)  Register Dates Sat 16 Mar 2024, 6:00pm–7:30pm ...