October 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Porirua becoming a city.
Whitireia's first and largest campus has been in Porirua for almost 30 years.
Porirua city mayor, Nick Leggett, talks about the celebration:
The All Blacks wish Porirua a Happy Birthday:
And so do our Whitireia students:
You can find out more about events on this Facebook page #Porirua50