WRA Annual Report of Chairman

Annual General Meeting, March 16, 2017. Welcome to Crs Baker, Leggett, Wakem, and Regional Councillor Jenny Brash. Welcome to Kris Faafoi, our active local MP, and special welcome to Mayor, Mike Tana, who you will hear from later tonight… Thank you for coming out tonight in such numbers, and welcome to all members and non […]

Maori Names Now For Whitby Locations

Do you know where Te Rahui a Ngana and Te Pae a Ngana are?  They are the Maori names for Silverwood Reserve and Silverwood lookout site respectively, adopted by Porirua City Council at their meeting last month. Chief Operating Officer Tamsin Evans told the council that the reserve names were selected as working names to […]

New Committee Tackles Latest Issues

The Whitby Residents Association has a new committee, elected at the AGM in February of this year. It comprises Geoff Mowday, Chairman; Saar Cohen-Ronen, Secretary/treasurer, and committee members Gavin McLaughlin, Chris Darnell, Nathan Waddle, Jon Earley, and Les Sweetman. The committee meet on the third Thursday of each month in the North Porirua Baptist Church […]

Rates Debate Rages On…..But Who Cares?

Porirua City Council may be making no friends in the city with its messages associated with the proposed 4.9 percent average rate increase, but apparent public apathy is just demonstrating how little importance ratepayers attach to this proposed increased charge. After poorly attended residents association meetings, and meetings with Porirua business groups, no one is […]