Welcome to the Paremata Residents Association Web Site

The Paremata Residents Association's village area includes the suburbs of Paremata, Papakowhai, Mana and the southern side of Camborne. For a map of the village area and more information about the Residents Association, click here  (About Us).

This area is one of eleven communities of suburbs within the city of Porirua recognised by the Porirua City Council under its Village Planning Programme, an award-winning partnership between the Porirua City Council and its suburban communities.

The Programme puts communities in charge of developing a vision for their neighbourhoods and then partnering with Council to make it happen. This vision is brought together through community consultation and developed into Village Plans, which lay out the communities’ goals and aspirations for the future of their ‘villages’.

For more information on Paremata’s Village Planning and Projects please click on the menu headers above.

Update on Mana Esplanade - May 2022

The Paremata Residents Association latest update on the Esplanade since TGM opened is available below:

Why the Mana Clearways need to go

There is no doubt that the Mana Clearways are a major contributor to the unacceptable number of crashes and other incidents on this stretch of highway, and have a very negative impact on the health and safety of residents, pedestrians, cyclists and all road users.  It is irresponsible for a government agency like Waka Kotahi (whose predecessors made a commitment to the local community to remove the clearways in conjunction with the opening of Transmission Gully) or Porirua City Council (which is supposed to be looking after the interests of its communities) to allow this situation to continue now Transmission Gully is open.

More information on this topic is available 

Our Case for Closing the Clearways (at least on a trial basis) when Transmission Gully Motorway Opens

The Paremata Residents Association has prepared a detailed case explaining why the clearways on Mana Esplanade should be closed (at least on a trial basis) when Transmission Gully Motorway (TGM) eventually opens.

More information is available

Our Opinion Piece on the Mana Clearways

If you have read the Paremata Residents Association opinion piece on the Mana Clearways in 15 February's Kapi Mana News or 10 February Kapiti Observer, you have read a very abridged version by Stuff of what we supplied to them. It omits some very relevant information on the commitment made by the NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) and the serious impact the Clearways are having on residents, and all those using this road corridor.

Below you can access the unabridged, and more informative version that we expected would be published. We urge you to read this version to better understand why the Residents Association is fighting to get the commitment to close the clearways when Transmission Gully Motorway opens honoured.

TGM and SH1 designation conditions – Initial Thoughts

Paremata Residents Association has prepared a paper providing background information on each of the matters that the New Zealand Transport Agency is required to consult with the Association for the opening of Transmission Gully Motorway.

These are the Association's initial thoughts provided for Resident's ideas, opinions and feedback.

Willowbank Quarry - Judgeford

Willowbank Quarry - Judgeford

The Judgeford Environmental Protection Society (JEPS) is opposing a consent application by Fulton Hogan for a 5 year and 35 year consent to continue operating the Willowbank Quarry.

Learn more about this: 

Paremata Wastewater Pipe Repair - Update Thursday 24 March 2022

Paremata Wastewater Pipe Repair - Update Thursday 24 March 2022

Work at the Whitford-Brown site has slowed recently due to damaged equipment and Omicron.

In February, our crews hit some very hard rock while pipe ramming*, which slowed the process considerably and caused damage to equipment. 

Replacement parts ordered from Australia have been delayed by severe flooding in Queensland and Omicron is also impacting our crews, with several isolating.

We expect to start pipe ramming again in April and continue for around three weeks.

We appreciate your patience and understand during this challenging time.

*Pipe ramming is a trenchless construction technique used to install horizontal underground pipes by ramming them through the ground.
The pipe ramming sleeves will enable us to place the new pipe under the State Highway 1/59 northbound lanes, without having to dig a trench. This avoids significant disruption to motorists.

Wellington Water is working to replace a 1km section of damaged wastewater pipe in Paremata - an essential part of Porirua’s water network

The pipe, that transports wastewater from Aotea, Whitby, Mana, Papakowhai, Plimmerton and Cambourne, caused disruption after failing twice during heavy rainfall in July 2021.

We are now replacing it.

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