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Porirua is a city in New Zealand, 20 km north of Wellington. Given a large proportion of the population comute there, Poriua may be considered a satellite city of Wellington. The city completely surrounds Porirua Harbour at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast. The harbour is notable for its world class esturine values. The estimated population of Porirua is 50,000 (2004). File links The following pages link to this file: Porirua ... File links The following pages link to this file: Porirua ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke) is the capital city of New Zealand, the countrys second-largest urban area and the most populous national capital city in Oceania. ... Porirua Harbour is a natural inlet in the southestern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Kapiti Island seen from Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

The name "Porirua" is of Maori origin. It is possibly a variant of "Pari-rua" ("two tides"), a reference to the two arms of the Porirua Harbour. It was the name given in the 19th century to a land registration district that stretched from Kaiwharawhara (or "Kaiwarra") (on the north-west shore of Wellington Harbour) northwards to and around Porirua Harbour. A road climbing the hill from Kaiwharawhara towards Ngaio and Khandallah is still called "Old Porirua Road". Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wellington Habour is the large natural habour at the south-eastern tip of the North Island, on which New Zealands capital stands. ... Ngaio is a inner suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. ... Khandallah is a suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. ...


In the 19th century a small European settlement grew up, partly because of the need for a ferry across the harbour. At the time a small Maori settlement already existed. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ...


In the 1880s and 1890s the Porirua Lunatic Asylum was established on the hill south-west of the village. The Asylum later became the Porirua Mental Hospital following the Mental Defectives Act of 1911.


Originally planned in the late 1940s to become a satellite city to Wellington with state housing, Porirua has grown to a city population approaching 55,000. Major territorial additions to the city were made in 1973 and 1988 as part of the reduction and eventual abolition of the Hutt County. // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... In New Zealand state housing is the system of public housing offered to citizens unable to afford private rents. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Suburbs and features

Suburbs include Ascot Park, Cannons Creek, Elsdon (named after writer Elsdon Best), Onepoto, Paremata, Pauatahanui, Plimmerton, Pukerua Bay (where film-maker Peter Jackson grew up), Ranui Heights, Takapuwahia (a Ngati Toa settlement), Titahi Bay (where pro golfer Michael Campbell grew up), Waitangirua, and Whitby. Rural localities include Judgeford and Horokiri. Porirua is also the home of the Royal New Zealand Police College, where all police recruits receive some 19 weeks training. Paremata is a suburb of Porirua city, on the Tasman Sea coast to the north of Wellington, New Zealand. ... The township of Plimmerton surrounds one of the more congenial beaches in the northwest part of the Wellington urban area in New Zealand. ... Pukerua Bay is a small sea-side community at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. ... Peter Jackson in New York (USA), at the premiere of King Kong, December 5, 2005 Peter Jackson is also a brand of cigarettes owned by Imperial Tobacco and a mens clothing store that sells suits in Australia. ... Mai i Miria te kakara ki Whitireia, Whakawhiti te moana Raukawa ki Wairau ki Whakatū, Te Waka Tainui. ... Titahi Bay is a suburb of Porirua in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Michael Campbell (born February 23, 1969 in Hawera, Taranaki) is a New Zealand golfer who is best-known for having won the 2005 US Open, and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship the same year. ... Whitby, a large north-eastern harbourside suburb of Porirua City, New Zealand, was comprehensively planned in the 1960s (when still in Hutt County) and is now substantially developed. ...


City administrative area

Local government in the area is shared by Porirua City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. The name Porirua was first applied to a local government unit in 1961 when Makara County to the west of Wellington was abolished, the mostly rural western part becoming the Makara Ward of Hutt County and the rapidly growing eastern urban portion becoming the Borough of Porirua. Four years later, the population was officially estimated at over the 20,000 threshold then necessary for Porirua to be declared a city. The Wellington region of New Zealand occupies the southern end of the North Island. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke) is the capital city of New Zealand, the countrys second-largest urban area and the most populous national capital city in Oceania. ...


On 1 April 1973 large areas to the north-east (and a few elsewhere) were transferred to the city (by popular vote) from Hutt County, and Mana Island, which had not been under county control, was added too. In 1988 a further addition was the Horokiri riding of the about-to-be-abolished county, containing most of the new Whitby suburb and substantial rural areas. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Mana Island seen from Porirua Mana Island is the smaller of two islands that lie off the southwest coast of the North Island of New Zealand (the larger is Kapiti Island). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city and its council have remained into the 21st century despite a couple of proposals that the name be changed to "Mana" and several small movements for amalgamation with Wellington. Template:Squirrels The 21st century is the century that began on 1 January 2001 and will last to 31 December 2100. ...


Councillors and other notable residents

Notable councillors of Porirua have included Whitford Brown (first Mayor); Ken Douglas (trade unionist); Ken Gray (former All Black); Garry McCormick (media personality); Helen Smith (the first member of the Values Party to be elected to local government); and Tutu Wineera (a kaumatua of the Ngati Toa iwi). A Silver fern emblem was first used by the 1893 side that toured Australia. ... A logo used by the Values Party The Values Party, sometimes considered the worlds first national-level environmentalist party, was established in 1972 at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. ... Kaumatua are respected male tribal elders in a Maori community who have been involved with their whanau for a number of years. ... Mai i Miria te kakara ki Whitireia, Whakawhiti te moana Raukawa ki Wairau ki Whakatū, Te Waka Tainui. ... Iwi (pronounced ee-wee) are the largest everyday social units in Māori society. ...


Other prominent residents have included poet Alistair Campbell, golfer Michael Campbell, and singer/songwriter Ramon Te Wake. Alistair Campbell is a poet, born on the Cook Islands, but resident for most of his life in New Zealand. ... Michael Campbell (born February 23, 1969 in Hawera, Taranaki) is a New Zealand golfer who is best-known for having won the 2005 US Open, and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship the same year. ... Ramon Te Wake is a talented New Zealand performer/presenter finding success. ...


External links

  • Porirua City New Zealand Online
  • Porirua City Council
  • [1] (a history of Porirua Hospital)
Territorial Authorities of New Zealand
Cities:
North Shore | Waitakere | Auckland | Manukau | Hamilton | Tauranga | Napier | Palmerston North | Porirua | Upper Hutt | Lower Hutt | Wellington | Nelson* | Christchurch | Dunedin | Invercargill
Districts:
North Island: Far North | Whangarei | Kaipara | Rodney | Papakura | Franklin | Thames-Coromandel | Hauraki | Waikato | Matamata-Piako | Waipa | South Waikato | Otorohanga | Rotorua | Waitomo | Taupo | Western Bay of Plenty | Whakatane | Kawerau| Opotiki | Gisborne* | Wairoa | Hastings | Central Hawke's Bay | New Plymouth | Stratford | South Taranaki | Ruapehu | Wanganui | Rangitikei | Manawatu | Tararua | Horowhenua | Kapiti Coast | Masterton | Carterton | South Wairarapa
South Island: Tasman* | Marlborough* | Buller | Grey | Westland | Kaikoura | Hurunui | Waimakariri | Banks Peninsula | Selwyn | Ashburton | Timaru | Mackenzie | Waimate | Waitaki | Queenstown-Lakes | Central Otago | Clutha | Gore | Southland
Territory: Chatham Islands
*unitary authorities

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Porirua - definition of Porirua in Encyclopedia (543 words)
Porirua is a city and a harbour in New Zealand situated immediately north of Wellington, with the city centres about 20 km apart.
The estimated population of Porirua City in 2004 is 50,000.
Late in that century the Porirua Mental Hospital was erected on the hill south-west of the village.
Porirua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (608 words)
Porirua is a city in New Zealand, 20 km north of Wellington.
The name Porirua was first applied to a local government unit in 1961 when Makara County to the west of Wellington was abolished, the mostly rural western part becoming the Makara Ward of Hutt County and the rapidly growing eastern urban portion becoming the Borough of Porirua.
Notable councillors of Porirua have included Whitford Brown (first Mayor); Ken Douglas (trade unionist); Ken Gray (former All Black); Garry McCormick (media personality); Helen Smith (the first member of the Values Party to be elected to local government); and Tutu Wineera (a kaumatua of the Ngati Toa iwi).
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