Welcome to Partners Porirua

Developing Youth for the Working World

Supporting Porirua rangatahi to transition to a future they aspire to

2024 Porirua Youth Awards

Applications for the 2024 Porirua Youth Awards are now open

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About Partners Porirua

At Partners Porirua, we want to ensure the rangatahi in our communities have a positive outlook on life in particular, their working life.

By bringing role models from business and community together and connecting them with rangatahi we are helping to inspire them about their future and raising their awareness of the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead.

For some students this is the only opportunity they have to learn about the working world before they leave school.

Our Commitment

Ā mātou kaupapa

For the best chances at success, we are working with Porirua rangatahi to ensure they are healthy and engaged young citizens who are succeeding in education, training and employment.

At the same time, we are contributing to the success of our city by helping make sure businesses have the skilled staff needed for growth and by securing good employment opportunities for our rangatahi.

Our Services and Programmes

Our services ensure rangatahi are motivated about the working world and well prepared to contribute to their communities.

Youth Service

Our Youth Service helps you figure out the hard stuff so you can focus on what’s important: yourself, your whānau and your future.

Partnerships and Pathways

Our education and business pathways and partnerships are all about developing and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships between schools, businesses and young people.

Drive 4 Life

Having a driver licence opens the door to many opportunities. The Drive 4 Life programme is available to rangatahi involved with Partners Porirua.

Youth 2 Work Movement

The Youth 2 Work Movement (Y2W) brings together businesses, educators and the community with the aim of having all our rangatahi ‘earning or learning’ in Porirua.

Tupu Aotearoa

We’re proud of our Pacific heritage in Porirua and our Tupu Aotearoa programme supports young Pacific people transitioning into work, training, or tertiary study.

Celebrating Rangatahi

We are promoting Porirua, the young talent within the city, and helping to foster a sense of community pride. Find out more about our awards and events.

Our Partnerships

Partners Porirua is built on a backbone of partnerships with educators, employers and the committed all committed to supporting and championing rangatahi.

Our partners promote opportunities and benefits for Porirua youth and work together in the spirit of partnership to share resources and celebrate achievement.


“When it comes to passion and talent, Porirua’s young people will never fail to impress and inspire.”

Porirua Mayor, Anita Baker

“We are promoting Porirua, the young talent within the city, and helping to foster a sense of community pride.”

Michelle Robinson, Principal Advisor, Partners Porirua

News & Articles

There’s always lots happening here at Partners Porirua.

A jamming good time during Youth Week

A jamming good time during Youth Week

From Jam Sesh to Sports Sesh – local rangatahi again embraced local youth week activities hosted by Partners Porirua during May 2024 leaving parents really happy.

Careers explored at Porirua Expo

Careers explored at Porirua Expo

A job interview and a winning prize draw were just two of the highlights for Partners Porirua clients attending the Porirua Careers Expo 2024 held in May.