The Porirua area and Pauatahanui Inlet are growing in population, and exposed to a similar range of hazards as the Kapiti coastal communities. Porirua has limited communication links to adjoining areas because of the steep hills defining the edge of the Porirua basin. Parts of Porirua also have a significant tsunami risk.  

On this page you can find:

List of community emergency hubs in Poriua

Information about the tsunami risk to Porirua


Porirua's Community Emergency Hubs

Community Emergency Hubs are about the community coming together to do what it can to help each other - people helping people with what they have available.

See a map of the region's hubs

Hub Name Venue Address Hub Guide
Cannons Creek Cannons Creek School 5 Warspite Avenue
Papakowhai Papakowhai School 17 Spey Place
Pauatahanui Pauatahanui School Paekakariki Hill Road
Plimmerton, Mana and Camborne Plimmerton School 11 School Road
Pukerua Bay Pukerua Bay School 89 Rawhiti Road
Ranui Porirua East School 8 Martin Street
Titahi Bay Titahi Bay School 11 Kura Street
Waitangirua/Ascot Tairangi School 3 Omapere Street  
Whitby St Mary's Church 69D Discovery Drive  


Tsunami risk to Porirua

 The coastline, bays, harbour and inlet are vulnerable to a possible tsunami, and it is important to know what to do.

 If you feel an earthquake that is either longer than a minute OR strong enough that it’s hard to stand up, then get to high ground, out of all zones, as soon as the shaking stops!  
If there is an official warning, then evacuate from the zones (red, orange or yellow) stated in the warning.


Open tsunami evacuation map 

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NOTE: While our  website has virtually unlimited capacity and will continue to operate at high speed even when under heavy load, the mapping system above may not be available as it uses data from outside our system. If it is slow to load then there are detailed downloadable maps of the Porirua tsunami evacuation zones maps available:
Link to the Porirua tsunami evacuation zone pdf maps