Pop Up Porirua

If you’re really keen to set up shop in Porirua, Pop Up Porirua can help you test the waters before you make the leap.

Pop Up Porirua is an initiative of Porirua City that allows small business owners, artists, and community organisations to establish a foothold in Porirua through a short-term ‘pop up’ shop in the heart of the city centre or along the waterfront.

To date Pop Up Porirua has showcased theatre companies, art exhibitions, fitness classes and gyms, and clothing stores. 

We’ve also launched the Harbour’s edge pop up, which is home to three new businesses – Blue Bell Club, GetFixed Bicycle Café and Grilla BBQ.

The next exciting step is the City Hub space which will allow small businesses to co-work, have a space to show off their wares through market activations, and pop up weekends. 

We're excited to continue providing new ways to support small businesses in Porirua!

City Hub

Small businesses and start-ups now have the opportunity to use a popular space in the City Centre. 

The City Hub is located next to Hell Pizza at 17A Hartham Place N and has been set up to be used as a co-working space (or for business meetings) Monday – Thursday  9am – 12.30pm.

From 12.30pm – 4pm the space is available to be booked for workshops, meetings or by start-up businesses to showcase and conduct their business.

On Fridays the City Hub is available as a ‘trade show’ space for a variety of businesses, whilst the weekend is reserved for all day workshops, art exhibitions or market type activity.

There'll also be an exciting programme - City Hub Conversations, which will provide education to small businesses on a variety of topics relevant to growing and improving their business.

Porirua city will assist in promoting whoever is in the City Hub using media channels such as Facebook, City Centre News and the 'What’s Happening' section in the Kapi Mana.

 Successful applicants will need to meet the following guidelines:

•Their project is ready to go and just requires a venue to start

•It does not compete directly with existing CBD businesses

•It has a high degree of professionalism

•It aligns with at least one of the criteria outlined in the programme

•It adheres to health and safety legislation

Successful applicants must keep the space neat and tidy, both inside and outside, especially at the end of the pop-up term.

The City Hub in Porirua will be available until 31 October. For more information contact Esther.Hutton@poriruacity.govt.nz

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Please complete the following to ensure we have all necessary information to assist you and promote your event.

We need to know

  • About you and your business
  • Your preferred requirements (time needed in the space, days, any other resources)
  • Any Health and Safety risks and mitigation of these.

Terms and Conditions

  • Porirua City to promote through media channels
  • Keep space neat and tidy, inside and out. At end of term the space will need to be left as you found it.
  • Report any damage done to the building or faults occurring
  • Adhere to Health and Saftey legislation requirements whilst in the space.

Please provide any business cards, logos or posters that you have created so we can promote your business when you feature in the City Hub.