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Love Local Expo

Love Local Expo Porirua! A showcase of the wide range of Porirua businesses and community groups.

We know the businesses and community groups worked hard to prepare for the expo and we are happy that we could show them some love! When we buy local, our money stays local.

Sustainable shopping, eco-friendly products and a waste free ethos are important to our community and our businesses in Porirua. Come and shop here with a clean conscience.

Vendors, businesses and organisations

Business Hub

Businesses, market stalls & craft

Come and meet the fantastic local business owners here in Porirua. Find the event on our Facebook Page or head over to Eventfinda.

Come back soon for the 2022 vendor list.

Little Goat

Yummy local kai 

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

Find the event on our Facebook Page or head over to Eventfinda.

Come back soon to see the 2022 vendor list

Dash Swim School

Community Groups & Sports Clubs 

You'll have the change to meet Porirua's local community groups and sports clubs and find something that suits you.

Find the event on our Facebook Page or head over to Eventfinda.

Come back soon to find the vendor list for 2022

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Activities for tamariki and rangatahi

Come and check out all the great activities for kids (and adults) of all ages, there something for everyone. Find the event on our Facebook Page or head over to Eventfinda.

Come back soon for the 2022 vendor list

Love Local - Pop Up News 💛

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Aloha Friday Coffee + Gallery in Titahi Bay

Former Tall Fern Tania Tupu has transitioned from professional basketball player, representing New Zealand at the Olympics, to renowned jewellery designer and co-owner of Aloha Friday Coffee + Gallery in Titahi Bay.

What led you to becoming a jewellery designer after you retired from basketball?

I started working for Michael Hill Jeweller after the Sydney Olympics and was interested in jewellery manufacturing. My aunt advised me that I needed to get stuck into something, to fill the potential void after letting go of something I’m so passionate about.

How is Aloha Friday Coffee + Gallery going?

It really is supported by the Titahi Bay community and the neighbourhood vibe is pretty cool. We are very grateful for the support – it has grown month on month. I love how locals come to kōrero, hang out, and get their coffee fix daily!

Where do you get the inspiration for your jewellery designs?

I love and collect military badges, connecting to my Māori whakapapa and mixing it all in with what’s happening in the moment.

What do you do to relax in Porirua? Do you have a favourite spot?

We love to head down to Titahi Bay Beach. Our boys love looking for crabs in the rock pools and on a nice evening we take our bean bags to the lookout on Terrace Road to watch the sunset and the boats coming in.

What do you like about living in the Bay?

Paradise at our doorstep, coastal outdoor living and the local village feel. And I love how I don’t have to drive to get a coffee.

And you still coach basketball?

My husband Chris (also a former international) and I both enjoy giving back to the game through coaching. Right now I’m coaching the Wellington U17 Girls rep team and Chris oversees the Rongotai College senior team.

Love Local Expo 2021

Our wrap up video of the Love Local Expo is out now!
On the day, over 6,000 of you visited Love Local to enjoy everything Porirua has to offer. A huge thanks to everyone who made this event such a success by showing your love for local businesses. Watch the vid to relive the fun and share with everyone who missed out!