Prominent residents or Natives of Porirua have included award-winning poet Alistair Campbell, golfer Michael Campbell, photographer Neil Penman, entertainer and former City Councillor Gary McCormick, and singer/songwriter Ramon Te Wake.
Porirua - rejoicing in Michael Campbell's successesEdit
Winner of the 2005 U.S. Golf Open and the 2005 HSBC World Match Play Championship, Michael Campbell, still calls Porirua home. He received a public welcome in the city's central square on return from the Open. His home club is Titahi Bay.