Local heritage resource centre

The City Centre Library is the place to go when you are looking for information about Porirua's history. Discover newspapers, maps, photographs and so much more.

The City Centre Library is the place to go when you are looking for information about Porirua's history. Discover newspapers, maps, photographs and so much more.

Visit

Come to the City Centre Library, wander down to the research section and tucked into the corner are the local heritage resources. Whether it's for a school project or your own research, our very knowledgeable Heritage Librarian is sure to be able to help if you can't quite find what you need. 

Contact the librarian

Monday – Friday,  10am–5pm

localhistory@poriuruacity.govt.nz or +64 4 237 1540

Resources

The Local Heritage Resource Centre combines collections from Porirua Library and Pātaka Art+ Museum. It includes:

Local newspapers dating from 1949 onwards
Photographs

Over 1,000 photographs from the Pātaka Art + Museum collections

Maps

Oral histories

Subject files
  • In filing cabinets; for use in the library only; files contain items such as newspaper clippings, reports and pamphlets
Cemetery records
Books