Waitangi Day in Porirua

Waitangi Day in Porirua

6 February 2022

Waitangi Day will look a little different this year. Porirua City Council will again partner with mana whenua Ngāti Toa to deliver a fun-filled events, workshops and pop up events across the city.

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Covid-19 tracing

Covid-19 tracing will be in place during Waitangi day with QR codes and hand sanitise stations at Te Rauparaha Park, Te Rauparaha Arena and Pātaka Art + Museum , please sanitise your hands and sign in using the Covid Tracer app. QR codes will be located at all venues.

What's on

Te Rauparaha Park

Hangi, Matariki


TICKETS: 6 February, 5pm, $15.00 per hāngi

Come and pick up a hearty hāngi to take home. To order visit or call the Arena (04) 2371521

Hangi update:

Kia ora Porirua – we’ve heard your feedback on our Waitangi Day hangi and made some changes.

We were caught out by some unexpected online booking fees which boosted the price – so we’ve changed things up and you can now order directly from the Arena, at a cost of $15 per meal.

We’ll be in touch with those who’ve already ordered, to refund the extra they’ve paid. For all future orders, you can call the Arena (04) 2371521 and we can take your payment over the phone or you can pop in to order. Remember there are limited numbers of these so if you don’t pre-order you may miss out.

The hangi is a fundraiser for the Toa Waka Ama club to help them get to the world champs, so we’d love people to get on board.

Sorry it’s been a bit messy and we hope this change is helpful.

  • Hāngi - chicken, pork, potatoes, kumara, pumpkin, stuffing and mixed vegetables.
  • Vegetarian options available

Around the City


Magical Park adventures for tamariki

FREE: Anytime

Magical adventure in our city! Search for virtual fairies, kittens, dinosaurs, or dragons in Te Rauparaha Park. Download the free app Google Play StoreApp Store


Te Rauparaha Arena Pou

FREE: 5 -7 February

Experience the beauty of our newly renovated carvings outside Te Rauparaha Arena. Read the story behind their creation while you take in their presence.


Pop up performances

FREE: 5 & 6 February

Look out for pop up performances in public spaces, or parks through the city.

At Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour


Waka tours


FREE: New date to be advised, 11am – 3pm, Wi Neera Foreshore jetty

Waka tours at our beautiful Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour. Pick up a paddle and get out onto the water with Toa Waka Ama. Just turn up on the day - Covid protocols will be in place.

Vaccine pass and mask required except when paddling

What's on at Pātaka Art & Museum

Vaccine pass and mask required at all Pātaka Art & Museum events.

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Tungia Tahia Festival open rehearsal

FREE: 6 Feb 3pm – 4pm

Experience a fantastic Māori performing arts session featuring contemporary dance. Numbers are limited and entry to the event will be on a first come, first serve basis. Find out more here:

Ngati Toa kamatua Taku Parai, with Te Rauparaha's mere Tuhiwai.

Exhibition tour: Whiti Te Rā! – the Story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira

FREE: 6 Feb 12:30pm-1:15pm 2:30pm-3:15pm 4:00pm-4:45pm

Guided tour of 'Whiti Te Rā! – the Story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira'. Booking here


Mauri Oho weaving workshop

FREE: 5 & 6 Feb 10am – 3pm

Traditional weaving demonstration in Pātaka Spine. Numbers are limited and entry to the event will be on a first come, first serve basis. Find out more here:

Take a look back at Waitangi Day 2020

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