Love Local Expo

Love Local Expo 17 October

We know the businesses and community groups have been busy preparing for the expo and now more than ever is the time to show them some love!

Check out the lists below and visit their website and Facebook links ­- even though the expo is postponed you can still support them and buy local.

When we buy local, our money stays local. With more successful local businesses comes more revenue and more job opportunities right here in our community.

Love Local Expo Porirua! 💛

Saturday 17 October
FREE Entry, 
Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

Love Local Chocolate Comp

Win a year’s supply of Whittaker’s chocolate!

Join the fun, support our local businesses and you could win a year’s supply of Whittaker’s chocolate!

 Prize is 52 blocks including Whittaker’s classic ​flavours as well as their delicious specialty blocks! 

  • Grab an entry card from The Hits Street Team when you arrive at the expo.
  • Buy something from one of the attending businesses and get a proof of purchase stamp.
  • Fill in your entry card and pop it into The Hits entry box before you leave.
  • If you win, you agree to have your name and any photos from the event including you shared on the Porirua City Council Facebook page

Business Hub

Local businesses, market stalls & craft and activities for tamariki 

ARBONNE: FLOURISH WITH NICOLA- Vegan, cruelty free, gluten and dairy free nutrition products.  Website I Facebook

ARENA FITNESS PORIRUA- Fitness to suit all ages, abilities, schedules and budgets. Website I Facebook

APREPA GAMERS CLUB - Social, Competitive, Big Screen, Team/Group, and old school gaming. Facebook

EXPO DEAL: VR Comp for teens and older. Beat Saber, expert level, no fail and top score at the end of the day wins a $50.00 Warehouse voucher. $3.00 to enter.

VR Comp for kids. Beat Saber, easy level, no fail and top score at the end of the day wins a $50.00 Warehouse voucher. $3.00 to enter.

ARTHUR HOKENA BRIGHTWELL - Unique hand-crafted copper art and copper jewellery. Facebook

ARTY FARTY KIDS - Art sessions in and around Whitby. We aim to encourage children and adults to gain confidence and explore their creative talents. We believe art is essential for wellbeing and is a form of Therapy. Facebook

EXPO DEAL: Arty Farty Kids will be running a free kids crafts station.  Let their imaginations run wild while you browse the amazing range of booths and stalls on offer. 

BE HUMBLE - Organic body butters, organic kawakawa, and hemp balm. Website I Facebook

BRENDAN FOOT PORIRUA -  Selling and looking after new and quality used vehicles, with brands including Kia, Hyundai, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Great Wall and Hava. Website I Facebook

BUBU'S DLUX LASHES - Fully certified beauty salon. Facebook I Website

EXPO DEALS: Prizes and Giveaways.  Lash Training Demonstrations. Henna Brows and Threading Specials $20.00.  Natural Beat Makeover Special $30.00.  Strip Lashes Special $10.00.  Spray Tan Special $10.00.  CASH ONLY. 

BY DESIGN MORTGAGES -  Mortgage advisor. Website  I  Facebook

EXPO DEAL: Ready to buy your first home? Stop in to book a FREE planning session. 

CLEARWAY ACCOUNTING SERVICES - Porirua based accounting business. Website

CONNECT ME MORTGAGES - Mortgage advisor. Website I Facebook

EXPO DEAL:  Go into the draw to win a new Ipad Pro valued at $1679. R18 only. 

CURVES MANA - Curves is a worldwide leader in women's fitness. Facebook I  Website

DIGISLIDZ - Slides, negatives and print image restoration specialist. Website

EXPO DEAL: Mention the expo when contacting DigiSlidz and get 10% off all orders over $20.  Expires 31/12/20.

DOGLUX - Eco-friendly, organic, refillable dog shampoos. Facebook

EAST5024 - CREATIVE - Viane Sei and Moses Viliamu offer digital projectionism using sound, music, animation, video and visuals. Website I Website

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PARTNERS PORIRUA - Free English language classes for employment, study and general life. WebsiteFacebook

ESR - New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities. Website I Facebook

FLAME HAIRSTYLISTS - We are a quality hair salon in Porirua where you can relax, be in professional hands, feel pampered and appreciated.  WebsiteFacebook

FLOORING DESIGN PORIRUA -  Flooring specialists with a wide range of carpet, vinyl tiles, vinyl, laminate and wood flooring.  Website I Facebook

FRENCH KISS BOUTIQUE - Online boutique clothing. Instagram I Facebook I Website 

GET FIXED BICYCLE CAFE - Cycle workshops, electric bike conversions, custom wheel building, MTB & E-Bike hire, guided tours, café and refill station. Website I Facebook I Instagram

EXPO DEAL: Swift Torque Ebike Conversion for $1600 (saving $100) with a $100 voucher to use on servicing and repairs.  

GIRL NATIVE - Makeup and skincare beauty products. Instagram  I  Facebook

EXPO DEAL: 10% off all products.

Cash only. 

GLAZING 360 - Retro fit double glazing, shower screens, pet doors, repairs and replacement for all glass except automotive. Website

HABITAT FABRICATOR - HabFab is a supplier of a prefabricated, panelised timber frame building system here in New Zealand. Website I Facebook 

HELLYCATZ - Knitted and crocheted animals and people. Facebook

EXPO DEAL:  Visit Helen at the Love Local Expo and go in to the draw to win one of her amazing hand-knitted animals.  

Cash only.

HESTER'S ARTS - Screen-printed bags, cushions, tea towels, aprons. Native bird and tree themes. Facebook

Cash and EFTPOS available. 

JOHNSTON EBBETT KIA NISSAN & HOLDEN  Kia, Nissan & Holden experts specialising in new and used vehicles sales, vehicle servicing, genuine parts, vehicle finance and insurance solutions. Website I Facebook

JUST ROCKS - Hand painted rocks. 

Cash only. 

KAWAKAWA NATURALS - Natural body care products including Kawakawa balms, lip balms and oils, body butters and natural soaps. Facebook

KBWSUPER CREATIONS - Soy candles, sprays and room fragrances, diffusers, coconut oil bath melts. Facebook

EXPO DEAL: Raffle to win a beautiful gift basket full of KBWSuper Creations products, with all proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation. Cash or direct credit at Expo

KLAWS BY KATIE - Gel manicures. Facebook

LANDING PRESS - A small co-operative press that specialises in poetry. Facebook

EXPO DEAL: Prizes and giveaways. With things for the kids to do on the day. 

Cash only.

LAUGHALOTS PLAYLAND & CAFE PORIRUA - premier destination for young families looking for a place to have fun. Website I Facebook

EXPO DEAL:  Wondering how to entertain the kids as you browse the amazing range of booths and stalls at the Love Local Expo.  Laughalots have it covered. Games, face painting. balloons, bouncy castle, photo booth, cake samples and food available. 

LIFE ESSENTIALS - A range of products that are made with essential oils and creams.

LIGHT HOUSE CINEMA PAUATAHANUI -The best little art house cinemas in the best little capital in the world.  Facebook I Website I Instagram

LUNA DESIGNS - Resin chopping boards, coasters, salad servers, beach wall art. Facebook I  Instagram 

MITRE 10 MEGA PORIRUA - For all your home improvement, DIY & garden needs. Website I Facebook

EXPO DEAL:  Get ready for summer by checking out the range of BBQ'S available.  Also join the Mitre 10 MEGA Garden Club and get a turn to spin the prize wheel.

NAKED FACE - Skin care, cosmetic injectables, dermal fillers, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), laser & IPL treatments, photo-facial rejuvenation and medical grade facial peels. Instagram

NATUREFIX NZ SKINCARE - Skincare remedies harnessing the power of natural, botanical ingredients. Packaged in reusable or recyclable ways. Balms, body butters and gift sets at special Love Local Expo prices. Facebook

NATURE BY PIXIE - Photographic wall art and prints. Facebook I  Instagram  I  Website

NICKIE WERKHOVEN - MIKE PERO MORTGAGES - Mortgage, finance, debt consolidation and insurance advice and services. Facebook

NORTH CITY TENPIN AND VR - North City Tenpin and North City Virtual Reality Arcade. We are a one stop venue for all your sporting and entertainment needs.Website I Facebook

EXPO DEAL:  Have you tried VR before? A booth not to miss, as they will be running VR demos FREE throughout the day. 

NEW ZEALAND MANAGEMENT ACADEMIES - Ready to launch a career in a high demand industry? NZMA delivers top quality training in today’s fastest-growing fields – from hospitality and cookery, to early childhood and trades. Website I Facebook

ODD SOCKS CANDLES - Hand made soy melt candles, soy melts , beard oils, car diffusers, home diffusers and lip balms. Facebook I Website

Cash and EFTPOS available. 

PACIFIC HORIZON MOTORHOMES - Supplying a range of premium motorhome options for travellers to hire and enjoy all the scenic beauty that New Zealand has to offer. Website I Facebook

PAREMATA SPA & POOL - we want you to relax and make the most of your pool or spa, so we aim to offer the best advice, products and service available.  Website I Facebook

EXPO DEALS: Hot weekend deals available.

EFTPOS available. 

PĀTAKA CRAFT MARKET - The Art Market is open again, every 1st and 3rd Sunday at Pātaka. 10am-3pm. Facebook I Website

PIGGY PACKERS RENTALS - Info about rental and storage business. WebsiteFacebook

PLANTATION BAMBOO- NZ's Bamboo specialists in flooring, decking and panels.  Website I Facebook I Instagram

POI CREATIONS - Earrings, poi and piu piu. Facebook

PURIST SURFBOARDS - The Art of Surfing. Nick Marshall of Purist Surfboards Porirua creates wooden hand sculpted classical surfboards and traditional ocean craft.  Instagram

QUINOVIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - All about intelligent property management and providing solutions. We aim to help our owners reach their financial goals through owning rental properties. Website I Facebook

RAINBOW CREATIVE -  Print, design and web production company. Website I Facebook

RAY WHITE PORIRUA - Leaders in Real Estate covering Tawa to Pukerua Bay. Website

EXPO DEAL: On the spot online appraisals, face painting, prize draws and FREE coffee vouchers for Porirua's newest coffee shop Little Espresso.

REMOJO TECH - Students from Aotea College, who have created a social enterprise under the Young Enterprise Scheme that collects broken laptops and refurbishes them to support students at schools. Website I Facebook

REVL -  Bringing an all new fitness experience to Porirua. Website I Facebook

EXPO DEAL: The first 20 people to visit the Revl booth can pick up a free week at Revl (non-members only).  Also go see the team and go into the chance to win a 3 month Revl membership + quickstart pack (containing personal training session and workout programme), valued at over $420. 

REBEKAH BURGESS POETRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY - My poetry books containing poetry and photography by me. Photography products such as magnets, canvasses, and wooden photoblocks. Limited framed photography.  Facebook

ROCKS & CRAFTS - Handcrafted earrings and necklaces using semi-precious and natural stones sourced from abroad. Facebook

Cash only

SANDART NZ - No mess, no fuss activity for kids. Website I Facebook

Cash only

SHAMPOOL - De-chlorinating shampoo, designed specifically for people who use the pool! Facebook

SHOP NIKKIS - Crochet items form science fiction and fantasy. Facebook

SIGNBIZ WELLINGTON - Signbiz are an experienced design, fabrication and installation team, delivering signage solutions, throughout New Zealand, on time and on budget. Website

SOLID ORAL CARE - Toothpaste without the plastic tube. Our range includes toothpaste tablets, toothpaste and mouthwash. Website I Facebook

SQUIGGLE POP PARTIES -  Kids birthday party planner that hires out tables, chairs, covers, themed decor packages, balloon garland, arches etc.  Facebook

STICHBURY & DIDDY-STICH - Quality funky functional merino outdoor wear for men and women. Facebook

STITCH CLOTH DESIGNS - Handmade children's clothes. Facebook I Instagram

Cash and EFTPOS available. 

TAMAR BRINFIELD INDEPENDENT SCENTSY CONSULTANT - Scentsy is a safe alternative to scented candles with flame-free wax warmers. Facebook

TAYLOR MADE BLINDS - Supply and install blinds and shutters in the greater Wellington region. Quality at an affordable price. WebsiteFacebook

THE ARHTVAINI - Custom art designed for your spaces. Facebook I Instagram

THE COSMETIC CLINIC NORTH CITY - Our mission is to make you look and feel good about yourself and we have a wide range of treatments and products to help ensure we do just that. Website I Facebook

THE QUARTZ COLLECTION - Books, journals, oracle cards, candles, crystals, jewellery,  and room sprays.  Website I Facebook

THE UNDERGROUND BOOKSTORE - Selling fiction books written by three independently-published Porirua authors - Susan Holt, Rodney Strong and Vanessa Evetts.  Website I Facebook

TOMMY'S REAL ESTATE - The team at Tommy’s Mana are committed to provide a service that exceeds your expectations, we work as a team and we value that. Website I Facebook

TRASH PALACE - One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and at Trash Palace we have amazing treasures for everyone: unbeatable range, great prices and great service. Website I Facebook I TradeMe

TRIPLE THREAT - Clothing and uniforms. Website

EXPO DEAL:  Launching our first Porirua City tee. Special price $39.90 normally $59.90 

UNIQUE CARDS 4U - Pictures framed and unframed original prints and products. Facebook

WELLINGTON BEDS - Mattresses and beds made locally.  Facebook

WHITTAKER'S - Crafting New Zealand's finest chocolate since 1896.  Website I Facebook

YOUR CHOICE CHARTERS - Providing the best of Wellington highlights tours, airport transfers from Pukerua Bay south and customised driving services as required. Website I Facebook

Dash Swim School

Community Groups & Sports Clubs 

Visit Porirua's local community groups and sports clubs and find something that suits you.

More exciting local community groups will be added to this list, keep an eye on our social media pages; FacebookTwitterInstagram or LinkedIn. Or why not join the Love Local Facebook Group.

DASH SWIM SCHOOL - We have a class for every level of confidence and ability – from babies just learning about water, right through to our classes to support elite training squads. Website  I  Facebook

MANA LIONS CLUB - Making a positive difference and a strong commitment to serve and support their local and regional communities. Website I Facebook

MARY POTTER HOSPICE -  A charitable trust committed to providing specialist palliative care for people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families/whānau. Facebook

NEW ZEALAND POLICE MUSEUM - Located on the campus of the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua, the Museum is in perfect context.  Today the museum houses and exhibits a large collection of New Zealand Police cultural property and criminal cases. Website I Facebook

EXPO DEALS: Visit to to have a go in our photo booth.  What would you look like as a cop? 

NEW ZEALAND P PULL - Our vision is to empower individuals, families and communities across Aotearoa to better understand the 'P'pull. Facebook

PĀTAKA ART AND MUSEUM - Dedicated to celebrating our heritage & showcasing Māori, Pacific Island, New Zealand and international art and culture. Website I Facebook I Instagram

PARTNERS PORIRUA - Committed to successfully transitioning Porirua rangatahi to a future they aspire to. Website I Facebook

PLIMMERTON BOATING CLUB - Boating club information, venue hire information, learn to sail information. Facebook  I  Website

PLIMMERTON  CROQUET CLUB - Our Club has around 80 members playing association croquet, golf croquet, ricochet and occasionally speed ball. Website


PORIRUA COMMUNITY ARTS - We are a not-for-profit community organisation advocating and encouraging arts and culture in Porirua. Website

PORIRUA HEALTHY SAFER CITY TRUST - Display for the Waitangirua Action Group of graffiti removal and reduction in Porirua City.

PORIRUA LITTLE THEATRE - We aim stage three to four productions each year and this year our major show is Sound of Music. Website I Facebook

PORIRUA MENZSHED - We are here to encourage, support and provide good information to those interested and passionate about men’s sheds in New Zealand. Website I Facebook

EXPO DEAL: Selling (while stocks last) & taking orders for MENZSHED Rat Traps $25 and Bird Feeders $35 - cash sales only.

ROTARY CLUB OF PLIMMERTON - Good people having fun doing great things for the community. Website I Facebook

TE RAUPARAHA ARENA KINDY GYM - Preschool gym is an opportunity for your child to explore, challenge themselves, gain confidence and socialise while being physical and having a whole lot of fun. Website

WORKMATES SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT - Supported employment. Facebook

Filo - love local

Yummy local kai 

Make a day out of it and come and sample the fantastic food and coffee we have on offer in Porirua. 

More exciting local vendors will be added to this list, keep an eye on our social media pages; FacebookTwitterInstagram or LinkedIn. Or why not join the Love Local Facebook Group.

ARENA CAFE  & CATERING- Croissant,  hot pie, scone or sweet treat to have with your tea, coffee, smoothie, juice or milkshake. Website

FILO - Healthy gourmet style of takeaway and catering fresh wholesome salads vegan/vegetarian options available. Gluten free friendly. Facebook  I  Instagram

GET FIXED BICYCLE  CAFE - BBQ Bagels. Website I Facebook I Instagram

KETOTO - Dedicated eatery serving low-carb & low-sugar food for anyone on the keto diet or who prefers to choose healthy food when they eat out.  Facebook

JESSIECAKES TREATS - We are a homebased cake business catering handmade gourmet cupcakes and cakes for any occassion.  Facebook I Instagram

EXPO DEAL:  Buy 3 and get 1 free also spend $30 or more and BE IN TO WIN great giveaways.  Cash only.

MAD MEX NORTH CITY PORIRUA - Fresh Healthy Mexican Food Website

EXPO DEAL: 2 for 1 Burrito vouchers. 

Cash only at Expo. 

PACIFIC SOUL FOOD - We are a family-run catering business operating out of Porirua. Our passion is to provide soulful and delicious food. Facebook

LA CABRITA MEXICAN - Nachos, quesadilla, taco, burrito, Mexican pulled pork, chicken and beef chilli con carne, chilli cheese sauce, refried beans.  Facebook

LITTLE BLACK COFFEE TRUCK - A coffee van serving fair trade & organic espresso coffee and refreshments. Facebook

PLIMMERTON KOMBUCHA -  Brewed and bottled locally, made by locals, we are passionate about delivering an outstanding product that not only tastes amazing but nurtures the gut with super probiotic goodness. Website I Facebook

SWEET ATM - Hand delivered sweet boxes.  Website I Facebook

SWEET EMPIRE - Homemade cupcakes. Instagram

THE LITTLE GOAT - To bring the authentic taste of village cooking of my childhood Cyprus to the streets of Wellington.  Facebook

THE REGAL SHORTBREAD CO. - Specialising in handcrafted shortbread and other packaged biscuits, pies, pastries and a selection of creative bakes. Facebook

EXPO DEAL: Buy 2 get 1 free. Cash and EFTPOS available.

TUK TUK THAI KITCHEN - Thai food with a difference. We only use the freshest and authentic ingredients in our cooking. Authentic Thai food made with a passion.  Facebook

EXPO DEAL: Try our new range of Bubble Tea or enjoy a ride on our electric Tuk Tuk. 

💛 Love Local Expo - Te Rauparaha Arena


Te Rauparaha Arena has free car parking available within the main parking area with eight mobility car parks available for people with disabilities who have an Operation Mobility Permit and display their mobility pass when using these parks. 

There is also kerb side parking on Heriot Drive, WiNeera Drive and Norrie Street

Paid parking is available at the Hagley Street car park (outside the main police station).

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.


Te Rauparaha Arena is located within five minutes’ walk from the Porirua train station.


There are nearby public bus stops on Norrie St and Lyttelton Ave.