Waitangi Day in Porirua

Waitangi Day in Porirua

6 February 2021

We hope you can join us once more for Waitangi Day 2021!

Porirua City Council will again partner with mana whenua Ngāti Toa to deliver a fun-filled event, one of the largest to take place in New Zealand on our national day.

The event will be alcohol-free, smoke/vape-free and there will be no dogs allowed.

“The food, the entertainment, families out enjoying themselves – it’s a day to enjoy with people and one where we can celebrate culture, heritage and history” – Porirua Mayor Anita Baker.


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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

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Live performances

11-4pm, Main stage

Ainslie Allen, Majic Paora , world- renowned opera singer Ben Makisi, and headliner Sammy J.

11.00am - Pōwhiri with Taku Parai and Ngāti Toa
11.10am - Anita Baker - Mayor of Porirua City
11.20am - Te Puna Reo o Ngāti Toa
11.38am - Te Kura Māori
11.56am - Whitireia Performing Arts
12.14pm - KaSeki
12.32pm - Grand Central Quartet
12.50pm - Majic Paora
1.25pm - Sammy Johnson
2.13pm - Benjamin Makisi
2.36pm - Sianne
3.00pm - WAI Music
3.23pm - The Blueprint: The Rock Covers Experience
3.40pm - Ainslie Allen


News - Heart Market

Stall holders

11-4pm, Norrie St & Te Rauparaha Park

Large variety of stalls will be on site: crafted products, information stalls and community groups.

Stall holders

Aotearoa Apparel- Facebook

BE HUMBLE NZ - Website I Facebook I Instagram

Gerry & Eve Davis

Māori Arts Gallery - Website I Facebook I Instagram

Poi Creations - Facebook

SandArt NZ - Website I Facebook

Community groups

Community Baptist Church - Website

Mana Coastguard - Website

Mana Special Olympics - Facebook

No. 41 (City Of Porirua) Sqadron Air Training Corps - Website

Porirua Little Theatre - Website I Facebook

Rotary Club of Plimmerton- Website

Information and Government

Electoral Commission - Website

English Language Partners Porirua - Website

FairWay Resolution - Website

Share International NZ Charitable Trust - Facebook

Takari Mai te Ata Regional Stop Smoking Service - Website

Waitangi Tribunal - Website

Whitireia + WelTec - Website


The Little Goat at Waitangi Day 2019

Food trucks

11-4pm, Norrie St & Te Rauparaha Park

There will be a large variety of food trucks lining Norrie Street, come and check out the fantastic food and coffee on offer.

Annie's Fudge - Facebook

Baxter's Catering - Website I Facebook

Cambodian Hot Food - Website

Corn Mania

Damascus - Facebook

Delicioso- Argentinean food - Facebook I Instagram

Elemental Eats - Facebook

Food Xpress

Fryday Donuts - Facebook

Garuda truck - Facebook

Genie Food -Facebook

Hani's Donuts

Hangi

Indo PLUS - Facebook

Kai from Egypt - Facebook

K&K Food Caravan - Facebook

Kickflip & FruitScoop Gelato - Facebook

Mana College (fundraiser) - Website

Mai Kai

Montfoort - Website I Facebook I Instagram

Mr Whippy - Facebook

Nikau Wagon - Website I Facebook

Paekākāriki Pops - Website I Facebook

Shah's Fusion Dahba - Facebook

St.Pius X School (fundraiser) - Website

Sweet and Sour NZ - Facebook

SweetAs Coffee - Eats & Treats - Facebook

The JFC Truck - Facebook

The Little Goat - Facebook

Victory Church Wellington

Zaaffran a taste of Morocco - Website I Facebook

Zayaz Kebab Food Truck - Facebook

Zelati Gelato & Sorbet - Facebook


Inside Te Rauparaha Arena

Pool inflatables, arena

Arena Aquatics pool events

8.30-6.30pm, Te Rauparaha Arena

For a splashing good time, head to Porirua’s Te Rauparaha Arena Aquatics for a fun day by the pool. Entry fee is a gold coin and under fives are free.

👉 8.30-10.30 am Preschool Drop-in Games Event

For the under fives, there will be fun and interactive games run by experienced Dash instructor.

🦁 Lazy River Jungle Experience - turning the lazy river into a fun and exciting environment, with smoke machines, tunnels, bubbles and whirl pools.

🐠 Aquarium - Dive down and find the treasure and see what the ocean holds. For every treasure you collect, win a chocolate coin.

🏊 Lane Pool Games - for the slightly older kids, there is Musical rings. Rope swing, basketball hoops, splash clinic and flipper boards.

👉 3.00-4.00 pm Bombing Competition

Celebrating Porirua finest bombers. There are two categories,

🌊 Under 16 Competition - prizes include 20 free trips to Arena Aquatics, entry is a gold coin, pre register at Te Rauparaha Arena reception

🌊 Open Competition - prizes include a Cannons Creek pool party, entry is a gold coin, pre register at Te Rauparaha Arena reception

⛵ 4.30-6.30 Boat safety

Dash Swim School's boat safety course, helping to encourage people to be safe in and around the water and boats. Entry is a gold coin, pre register at Te Rauparaha Arena reception

👉 4.30-6.30 Aqua Max

There will be games and activities available in the pool with some cool prizes. Entry is a gold coin, pre register at Te Rauparaha Arena reception

👉 4.30-6.30 Pool Party

🥳 Fun and games in the pool, with an awesome pool party at Arena Aquatics, prizes, games and heaps of fun! Entry is a gold coin.



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Fun for tamariki

11-4pm, Te Rauparaha Arena

Augmented reality & e-sports, arts and crafts, face painting, Awesome Bounce inflatables, Lego exhibition, chill-out zone and more!


pool party

Pool party at Arena Aquatics

4.30-6.30pm, Te Rauparaha Arena

Bring your friends and family to our pools for the Waitangi Day pool party. There will be a DJ, waves, volleyball, and prizes - gold coin entry.


At Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour

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Waka tours

11-4pm, Wi Neera Foreshore jetty

You can pick up a paddle and get out onto our beautiful Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour. These trips will be offered by the Toa Waka Ama.


What's on at Pātaka Art & Museum

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Craft market at Pātaka Art + Museum

10-3pm

Mini crafts market, with a selection of craft goods that will fit in your pocket! 


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Live performance by Ngā Uri of Whiti te Rā

12pm

Marae-based kapa haka initiative that emerged from Porirua College present a free lunchtime kapa haka performance.


Great New Zealand Reading Road Trip

Whānau fun at Pātaka

12.30-2pm

Join the Pātaka education team for free, fun activities for your whānau. Following a presentation of Toi Puoro (Māori musical instruments) starting at 12.30 pm, you’ll get to make and decorate your own porotiti (spinning disk) from 1-2pm.


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

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

1pm & 3pm

Join us on a guided tour of 'Whiti Te Rā! – the Story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira' at Pātaka Art + Museum


FAQs

There will be road closures on Norrie St, Lyttelton Ave from Titahi Bay Rd to Lyttelton Ave roundabout, and Hagley St from Lyttelton Ave to the Cobham Court car park.

There are limited car parks at the Arena and on Wi Neera Dr - why not catch the train or park at the train station and walk over?


Need to drive to Waitangi Day in Porirua City on Te Rauparaha Park? We've got lots of parking options for you.

1) Park at Te Rauparaha Arena. There are just 30 accessible parks here on first-come, first served basis. ♿️

2) Park along Wi Neera Drive.

3) Park at Porirua Station and take a short walk to Te Rauparaha Park.

4) Park at Takapūwāhia Reserve. Please follow our traffic wardens

5) Park at Whitireia New Zealand on Wi Neera Drive.


It’s best to bring cash on the day as not all vendors will have eftpos available, although there are nearby ATMs on Lyttelton Ave if you wish to top up.


There is a zero waste kaupapa, so we'd love it if visitors could bring their own water bottles, reusable coffee cups and food containers.


Waitangi Day event will be alcohol-free, smoke/vape-free and there will be no dogs allowed.



Competitions

Lego Competition

Win a Lego® prize pack

Calling all Lego® fans, master builders, little kids (and big kids) - be in to win an awesome Lego® prize pack in Porirua this Waitangi Day 2021. To go into the draw head over to our Facebook page and tag the biggest Lego® fan you know. Competition starts 4.30pm 02/02/2021

  • Winner will be announced Thursday 4 February, 3.30pm
  • Winner will be contacted via Facebook
  • Winner to pick up from Te Rauparaha Arena on 6 February
  • The draw will be a randomly selected name from the entries on the original post.
  • Please bring photo identification with you to claim your prize.
  • Prize is non transferrable for cash
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. 
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
  • Porirua City Council decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  • The winner agrees to have their photograph taken and be shared on social media.

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Win a Picnic platter from Filo

Be in to win an epic picnic platter from FILO for you and the whānau to enjoy during Waitangi Day at Te Rauparaha Park on 6 February. To go into the draw head over to our Facebook page tag a friend or family member who you'd like to share your picnic with. Enter here.

  • Winner will be announced Tuesday 2 February, 3.30pm
  • Winner will be contacted via Facebook
  • Winner to pick up from FILO on 6 February
  • The draw will be a randomly selected name from the entries on the original post.
  • Please bring photo identification with you to claim your prize.
  • Check FILO Facebook page for opening hours.
  • Prize is non transferrable for cash
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. 
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
  • Porirua City Council decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  • The winner agrees to have their photograph taken and be shared on social media.

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