New Lake Fountain Gets Final Adjustment

The weather hasn’t helped but the fountain and aeration units are now in working at Whitby lake, and the final adjustments are being set for the anemometer automatic control which switches the fountain off during high winds. Commissioning the fountain is another stage of the Whitby lake enhancement programme. The fountain and the underwater “bubblers” […]

The PCC Long Term Plan and Why It’s Important

Porirua City Council has recently concluded its public consultation phase of the 2018-38 long term plan. The consultation was all about spending options, including buying strategic properties near Transmission Gully; developing a new ‘front door’ to Porirua in the eastern ward with a community hub; introducing paid parking in the Porirua CBD, initiating a recycling […]

Supermarket Upgrade Gets Underway

Whitby residents are delighted to see contractors onsite for the upgrade of the Whitby New World supermarket. The long-awaited upgrade has been promised for the past two years, but the contractors, Armstrong Downes are now on the job, which is expected to be completed by the end of November. Owner Operator Sam Cockcroft told the […]

WRA Has a New Committee

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, Les Sweetman, and Euon Andrews. Barry Hellberg has been co-opted to join the committee also. The committee meet on […]

Village Projects Bring Benefits to Whitby

More than $275,000 had been spent by Porirua City Council on village improvement projects over the past five years, and this demonstrated that PCC was putting spending back into the village which generated the rates income. So said Geoff Mowday, Chairman of Whitby Residents Association in his annual report at the WRA AGM in North […]

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 […]