Water, exercise and dogs – residents’ poll
You’re more likely to exercise seven days a week if you live in eastern Porirua, be dissatisfied with dog control in the northern suburbs, and enjoy a good water supply if you live in Titahi Bay.
That’s according to results from the Porirua City Council annual residents’ survey, published recently.
The survey, which polled 401 residents, included a wide range of questions. The council uses answers to gauge whether their services and activities are meeting targets.
The results showed variations around Porirua, including:
Residents from the Northern ward are not very satisfied about dog control and the city’s CBD, but are more likely to use the council’s website.
Residents from the Western and Eastern wards are not very satisfied with council playgrounds.
Residents from the Eastern ward are not very satisfied with the stormwater system.
Residents from the Northern and Western wards are better prepared for an emergency.
Northern ward residents see festivals and events as not very important.
Beach maintenance is seen as very important to 90 per cent of Maori, but just 71 per cent and 77 per cent of European and Pacific Island residents respectively.
In terms of council services, water supply was the residents’ No 1 priority in all three wards.