Join the talanoa, share your thoughts

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Later this week, we’ll be launching the draft eastern Porirua Development Spatial Plan at Hui tahi tātou o Porirua. This local two-week event will share what’s planned in eastern Porirua for the next 25 years around key priorities like identity, environment, vibrant centres, neighbourhoods, homes and more. 

As part of the hui we’ll be holding a series of talanoa sessions, providing a safe space for the community to learn about our plans, that have been shaped by previous community feedback, and to share their thoughts.   

We have several ethnic group sessions planned - Tokelau, Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Rotuma, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Niue - delivered in their native language, if required. Other planned groups include youth, disability, church ministers, rainbow and migrant/refugee communities. Other groups can also be organised as requested. 

The aim of these talanoa sessions is to ensure everyone in our community understands what we are planning for the future of eastern Porirua, and has the opportunity to ask questions and provide valuable feedback. 

The sessions will be led by the community in partnership with Te Pae Whakahou Hapori (I Porirua Ki Rawhiti) – Eastern Porirua Regeneration Independent Advisory Panel (Te Pae). This is an engagement approach we used successfully in 2019 following the development of the Pacific Engagement Strategy, which resulted in clear feedback that shaped our plans. Through these upcoming talanoa sessions, we hope to see similar levels of community engagement and feedback that will help make the Spatial Plan, and our Porirua community, even better.

Following each engagement session, notes will be typed up and shared with attendees. A final summary report, capturing all the discussions, will be translated and shared with all groups. 

Below is a schedule of talanoa sessions. If you would like to:

  • Run a talanoa session with your community please let us know by filling in a booking form
  • Attend one of the sessions below please email us


Date  Session Time Community Group
29-May 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tongan Community 
30-May 5:30pm - 7:30pm Fakaofo & Pahina o Tokelau Communities 
31-May 5:00pm - 7:00pm PCIA PIC Church (Cook Islands) 
31-May 5:00pm - 7:00pm EKKA Church (Cook Islands) 
1-Jun 5:00pm - 7:00pm Kiribati Community 
2-Jun 12.30pm - 2.30pm Nga Uri o Whiti Te Ra - Mai Le Moana Trust (Rainbow community)
3-Jun 2.00pm-4.00pm Burmese Community
3-Jun 2.00pm-4.00pm Syrian & Arabic Communities
3-Jun 2.00pm-4.00pm Columbian Community
3-Jun 6:00pm-8:00pm Fiji Community
5-Jun 10:00am-12:00pm Samoan Community
5-Jun 1.00pm-3.00pm Samoan Community
6-Jun 1.30pm-3.30pm Disabilities Community
7-Jun 11:00am-1:00pm Whanau Centre Matua Group 
7-Jun 5:00pm - 7:00pm Victory Church (Cook Islands)
7-Jun 6.00pm - 8.00pm One80 Youth Group
8-Jun 10.00am - 12.00pm English Language Partners & Chinese Community
8-Jun 5:00pm -7:00pm Seven Day Adventist Church (Cook Islands) 
8-Jun 6:00pm-8:00pm Samoan Seventh Day Aventist Church 
9-Jun 5:00pm - 7:00pm Catholic Church (Cook Islands) 
9-Jun 7:00pm-9:00pm Ascend Youth - Hosanna Porirua
10-Jun 3.00pm-5.00pm Porirua AOG Church
10-Jun 5.00pm-7:00pm Niue Community


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