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.
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!
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.
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.
EXPO DEAL: Ready to buy your first home? Stop in to book a FREE planning session.
CLEARWAY ACCOUNTING SERVICES - Porirua based accounting business. Website
EXPO DEAL: Go into the draw to win a new Ipad Pro valued at $1679. R18 only.
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
EXPO DEAL: Swift Torque Ebike Conversion for $1600 (saving $100) with a $100 voucher to use on servicing and repairs.
EXPO DEAL: 10% off all products.
GLAZING 360 - Retro fit double glazing, shower screens, pet doors, repairs and replacement for all glass except automotive. Website
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.
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.
KAWAKAWA NATURALS - Natural body care
products including Kawakawa balms, lip balms and oils, body butters and natural
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.
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.
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
NICKIE WERKHOVEN - MIKE PERO MORTGAGES - Mortgage, finance, debt consolidation and insurance advice and services. 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
Cash and EFTPOS available.
EXPO DEALS: Hot weekend deals available.
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
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
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
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
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
Cash and EFTPOS available.
TAMAR BRINFIELD INDEPENDENT SCENTSY CONSULTANT - Scentsy is a safe alternative to scented candles with flame-free wax warmers. Facebook
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
Visit Porirua's local community groups and sports clubs and find something that suits you.
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
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 HEALTHY SAFER CITY TRUST - Display for the Waitangirua Action Group of graffiti removal and reduction in Porirua City.
EXPO DEAL: Selling (while stocks last) & taking orders for MENZSHED Rat Traps $25 and Bird Feeders $35 - cash sales only.
SUNSHINE IN A BOTTLE COMMUNITY COMPOSTING - Community composting takes local waste and turns it into local resources. Facebook
WORKMATES SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT - Supported employment. Facebook
Make a day out of it and come and sample the fantastic food and coffee we have on offer in Porirua.
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.