Billboards boast city’s lifestyle
Updated ‘‘ Welcome to Porirua’’ billboards were put in before Christmas, with the city’s harbour, coastline, views and recreation activities the focus.
Previous signs have highlighted Porirua’s barbershop, sporting, lifestyle and Liveable Communities Awards success.
Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett is pleased they feature ‘‘ real people’’ enjoying what the city has to offer.
‘‘The images have been taken on or beside the sea and illustrate how easy it is to get out and enjoy simple family pleasures in the city’s outdoor environments, especially its many beaches.’’
For people coming over Hayward’s Hill on SH58 the welcome sign features a young couple relaxing after a day’s work and enjoying the views.
The billboard on SH1, approaching Porirua from Wellington, features children at play on Titahi Bay beach. The third image, featuring young people
A on the harbour in a waka ama, will go up on SH1 near Paekakariki, while the fourth, showing a married couple out for a walk and some bird-spotting on Te Ara Piko pathway, will be installed on Kenepuru Dr.
‘‘We have many homes with sea views in Porirua,’’ Mr Leggett says.
‘‘Having work-life balance is important and we do that well here with our natural environment and more laid- back lifestyle,’’ he says.
Scholars: The 2011 Porirua Trust Scholarship winners. From front, Vang Xiong, Porirua College; Christine Chanthaboury, Mana College; Anastasia Micallef, Bishop Viard; Fredwyn Kisona, Aotea; and Logan Page, Samuel Marsden Whitby.
Lifestyle choice: group of young Porirua people enjoying waka ama on Porirua Harbour will be on the new billboard just past Paekakariki.