Covid-19 Alert Level 2

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Alert Level 2 Business support

Love Local Expo - Exhibitor

Love Local Expo 

Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua 


Love Local Porirua Expo postponed.

As you can imagine, we are extremely disappointed that, due to last night’s Covid-19 announcement, we will have to postpone Saturday’s Love Local Expo. 

We plan to announce a new expo date once we have moved back to Alert Level 1, and we will keep you in the loop. We’ll hold your current position in the expo and once the new date is set you can let us know whether you will be able to join us. We have had media interest in this event and we will continue to promote and support your businesses, and Love Local, through our various channels. 

Thanks for your patience and please stay safe.

Key dates

Applications open Now
Applications close Friday 31 July 5pm
Exhibitor pack in (postponed) Friday 14 August 11am to 5pm
Exhibitor welcome and breakfast (postponed) Saturday 15 August 8.30am to 9.30am
Public opening hours (postponed) Saturday 15 August 10am to 4pm
Pack down (postponed) Saturday 15 August 4pm to 6pm

All organisations/groups must be operated within the Porirua City boundaries to be able to exhibit at the Expo.

  • A 3x3m or 6x3m space in the exhibition, with power outlet, table, chairs and exhibition shell will be provided by Te Rauparaha Arena.
  • Truck, caravans & trailers will be parked in the back carpark of the venue. No Truck, caravans & trailers can be driven or parked inside Te Rauparaha Arena.
  • High Vis must be worn during set up and pack down. All exhibitors must sign in.
  • Exhibitors must have staff present for the during the duration of public opening hours.
  • Electrical appliances must have a current tag test.
  • All exhibitors are responsible for operating a safe place of trade and complying with all relevant legislation.
  • All AV/displays/activities/giveaways are at the exhibitors’ own expense.
  • Exhibitors are not able to go outside of the space booked within the Expo. If you require more space this will need to be approved by the Events Co-ordinator.
  • All Exhibitors and attendees are required to maintain physical distancing requirements and sanitizing practices as recommended by the NZ Govt – additional information can be found here.
  • Acceptance of any booth application is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to accept or decline any booth application.
  • All exhibitors must keep the front of their booths free from rubbish at all times.
  • TRA has preferred suppliers to work in the venue for lighting, sound and equipment hire. Please discuss these options with the Events Co-ordinator.
  • Fire exits must be kept clear at all times.
  • Photos may be taken during the event and used in Porirua City Council marketing. If you do not wish to be in any photos, please advise the Events Co-ordinator prior to the Expo.
  • As an exhibitor at the Love Local Expo you will be signed up to the Porirua City Council Love Local database.

Commercial food stalls must obtain and have with them on the day, a current Food Sellers Licence from Porirua City Council, or a copy of a current Food Sellers Licence from another local authority.

  • Healthy food options are encouraged at the Expo.
  • Food stall holders are responsible for cleaning their complete site and removing any waste and debris from the site.
  • Food Trucks must comply with all legal requirements relating to gas bottles, generators and electrical warrants of fitness that apply to trucks, caravans and cooking equipment (we undertake inspections on-site). If you intend using any of the above, you will need to confirm these details on the application form. All electrical leads must be protected by a residual current device, whether connected to the mains or to a generator.
  • All generators used with Food Trucks must be sited in such a way as to prevent fumes or noise from affecting either your workers, the public or the event. Noisy generators will not be allowed on site and must not exceed 60dB.
  • Food stalls within the venue must discuss power requirements with the Events Co-ordinator prior to the Expo. No cooking to be done inside the venue unless by prior arrangement.
  • In the interests of public safety, Food Trucks must not leave the site (even if sold out) or move a vehicle without permission from the event controllers on the day.

Locally crafted and New Zealand made products only

The Expo will go ahead wet or fine.

· Cancellation are required by Friday 7 August

All exhibitors must set up within the allocated times and be ready to go by 9.30am on Saturday 15 August.

During set up and pack down times high vis and covered shoes must be worn.

Booth holders are responsible for cleaning their site and removing any waste and debris.

Booth items may not be stored at the venue and must be removed on Saturday 15 August, unless arranged with the Events Co-ordinator.

No exhibition items may be delivered before Thursday 13 August. We have limited storage space at the Arena.

Exhibitors may not pack down before 4pm on Saturday 15 August – no exceptions.


For queries about exhibitor registrations:

Eliza Murray, Events Co-ordinator Email: or phone: 0275650357

Helen Brookes, Manager Events Email: or phone: 0276752348