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Porirua City

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The 2017 population forecast for Porirua City is 55,153, and is forecast to grow to 65,664 by 2043.

Porirua City is part of the Wellington Region in the lower North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) of New Zealand. Porirua extends from Kenepuru Drive in the south (bordering Wellington City), to Pukerua Bay in the north (bordering Kāpiti Coast), from Tītahi Bay on the west coast (Tasman Sea), to Judgeford in the east (bordering Upper Hutt City to the north-east and Hutt City to the south-east).Porirua's name is likely derived from 'Pari-rua', meaning 'the flowing of the two tides', referring to the two tidal estuary arms of Porirua Harbour (Onepoto Arm and Pāuatahanui Inlet).

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