Waitangi Day in Porirua

Waitangi Day in Porirua

Waitangi Day in Porirua City

6 February 2020

11am – 4pm
Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua

Download the Waitangi Day Programme here -

Porirua City Council are once again partnering 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.

Treaty of Waitangi korero will take place and Pātaka will have creation stations, amongst other attractions.

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

Stage schedule

The headliners on the main stage on Te Rauparaha Park will be TheO’Neill Twins and Modern Maori Quartet

On the main stage you’ll hear Te Puna Reo o Ngāti Toa, Te Kura Māori, Ngā Taonga Mai Tawhiti, Inano Dance, Taeyah Marshall, The Company NZ, The Mitis, Wayno, Grand Central Quartet, Sianne, Bailee Tava, Maaka and Lady Soul

Fun for tamariki

Capital E

There will a large kids’ area inside the Arena. Capital E will be back once more, with plenty of options for enthusiastic children. 

The area also features Awesome Bounce, face-painting and an indoor chill-out zone. 

Arepa Games and an Augmented Reality set-up are likely to prove popular with older kids. 

Waka tours

Free waka tours are on once more, with a clearly signposted walkway to the harbour or free shuttle trips down to the water, so you can pick up a paddle and get out on Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour. These trips will be offered by the Toa Waka Ama.

Hop aboard for an awesome experience on a waka. Health & safety conditions apply. Waka tours go for about 10-15 minutes with a waka tour shuttle drop-off and pick-up outside Arena Aquatics. The walking route to the waka tours takes about 5 to 10 minutes.

The Hits Waka Tour

Social Media Competition!

The Hits have teamed up with Porirua City Council to give you the chance to WIN a Waka Tour in celebration of Waitangi Day 2020! There will be lots to see and do, and what better way to see Te Awarua-o-Porirua than from a waka! 



There will be 27 food vendors lining Norrie St, with delicious options to satisfy your puku. The vendors have a zero waste kaupapa so visitors are encouraged to bring their own reusable coffee cups and food containers.


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. See the highlighted parts on the map below. 👇🏽

Parking, waitangi day 2020

Public transport

There will be road closures on Norrie St, Lyttelton Ave from Titahi Bay Rd to Lyttelton Ave roundable, 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?

Download the Waitangi Day Programme here -


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.

Zero Waste

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. There is a Wash against Waste station used by some of the food trucks, and several zero waste stations inside the Arena and out on Te Rauparaha Park. 

Andrew, Keep Mug, Waitangi Day

Social Media Competition! #PoriruaKeepMug

Get Fixed and Porirua City Council are offering a range of fab prizes if you take part in our keep-mug selfie contest on Waitangi Day. Enter for your chance to win an e-bike hire for two$100 refreshment voucher for Get Fixed Café, or an AgainAgain cup!

HOW TO ENTER 👉 Simply take a photo on the day with you and your keep mug, and share on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using #PoriruaKeepMug and tag Porirua City Council.

T&Cs apply. Posts must be made on Waitangi Day in Porirua, winners will be selected by Porirua City Council on 7 February 2020 and notified via social media. Vendor T&Cs apply.

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