Now in its fourth year, the expo at Te Rauparaha Arena showcasing the best of our local products, services, crafts and community services, has become a not-to-be missed event.
Come down and see your favourite local businesses or learn about what amazing innovations and services are being offered right in your own community.
Porirua Mayor Anita Baker
10 June, 10am-4pm
Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua City Centre, Porirua 5022
Head on down to Love Local for crafted beers, delicious breads, yummy cupcakes and specialty foods with flavours from the Pacific to the Mediterranean.
Crafted beers, delicious breads, cupcakes and baking, some classic kiwi kai and specialty foods.
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Visitors to the expo will have a chance to win a year’s supply (that’s 52 blocks) of Whittaker’s chocolate by voting for their favourite Love Local booth on the day.
Come to Love Local for beautifully designed local fashion, gorgeous jewellery and custom homewares. Shop handcrafted home decor, jewellery, accessories, gifts and more at our Love Local Expo in Porirua.
Beautifully designed local fashion, gorgeous jewellery and accessories to satisfy even the most demanding fashionista.
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Meet our business owners here in Porirua with their wide range of sustainable and waste-free products - from skin, hair and beauty products, pet supplies to homewares.
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Abandoned Brewery｜Beer tasting
Alison Hawkes - Harcourts Real Estate ｜Awareness stall
Aotea Laser Clinic ｜Laser skin clinic
Amputee Society of the Greater Wellington Region Inc｜ Supporting amputees and their families
Annies Fudge｜Family business making traditional fudges since 1977
Arena Fitness Porirua｜
Art by the Cup｜ Art and craft and rock decorating
Artisan Craft Market Ltd｜Artisan Craft Market to Porirua- Pātaka 5 times a year with locally handmade products.
Arty Farty Kids ｜ Local Art Tutor offering after school art classes, mini holiday sessions, adult art classes & art workshops for schools and educators.
B A Heatpumps Ltd｜HVAC Specialists and Electricians Barnardos Early Learning Early Learning Centres and Homebased Networks in Porirua/Wgtn/Hutt Valley
Barry & Sargent Optometrists｜Optometry practice
Barnardos Early Learning ｜
Blue Bell Club & The Colour Closet｜Pacifika homewares, dresses/skirts/Bula shirts
Body Shot Fitness｜Boxing fitness and circuit classes and Personal training
Bryan T Woodturning｜Hand crafted pens and other assorted turned items
Bubu's Lashes｜Beauty services such as Brow Threading, eyelash extensions, Makeup
Bunnings Porirua Warehouse｜hardware, DIY's, retail
Cake Experience｜we are a cake decorating business make celibration cakes
Cecilia Crochet｜Locally handmade crochet products such as bags, purses, hair accessories, toys and so on.
Children’s Book Illustrators｜
Citizens Advice Bureau Porirua｜We provide free, confidential, independent information and advice to anyone.
City of Porirua Cadets ｜
Classic kiwi Kai｜Food and coffee vendor
Crystal Photos NZ｜Online sales of 3D photos and crystals gifts
Department of Corrections｜
doTERRA｜Essential Oils Essential Oils and diffusers for health and wellbeing
Eclo Art｜design colourful and textured art and jewellery for people who are nature enthusiasts and eco-conscious to celebrate life with those who are around them.
Elemental Coffee ｜Packaged coffee beans. Fresh espresso coffee
Em&Me｜Handmade polymer clay, resin and crochet earrings
English Language Partners｜Porirua Centre We provide English Language classes for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited)｜Aotearoa's leader in forensic science and our health science.
eSthetiKa｜Handmade epoxy resin useable items embellished with natural products like dried flowers, paua, shells, etc and laser cut craft.
FS Cycles Porirua｜Owned Bike Store
GKR Karate Ltd｜Karate club for children and adults
Harriet and Honey Ltd｜Interior Design and Homewares
Hesters Arts Screen｜printed fabric with native bird and plant themes and more on cushions and bags and teatowels and scarves pouffes etc
Hive World NZ｜Selling Raw honey on tap
I AM Handmade｜Children's dress up and apparel
Indokiwi Dhaba ｜
Imagine Prop Hire｜Independent business specialising in hiring timeless and eclectic decor, props and furniture and event coordination
Jessiecakes Treats｜Custom cupcake and cake business homebased in Porirua.
Kayzen Kollections｜Customised clothing for the whole family!! Including tie dye and screenprinting
Kee-Sue Creative｜Photography and Videography Services
Kindling Collector｜Firewood Splitting tool - Retail
Kite Country Classics｜We design and create in Plimmerton wheat packs, door stops, tote bags and Seagrass baskets
KLC Designs｜Personalised signage, party items, pantry/kids lunch box labels.
Kristinz Krafted Kandlz｜Scented candles
Labour MP for Mana ｜
Lisey Rose｜Locally made craft, jewellery
Little City Kombucha｜Local manufacturer of kombucha
Little House NZ｜Honey, crafts and sparkles!
Lotta Naturals｜100% Natural NZ Handmade Skincare
Mana U3A｜Providing support to those in the older age group and no longer in full-time employment
Medical Research Institute of New Zealand｜
Miss Korea Kimchi｜Ready made Kimchi in glass jar. No cooking is required at the site.
Moon Kisses｜Hand made crafts, garden decorations
Moving Memories｜Saving life stories & memoirs with video
Mushroom House｜Mushrooms are a versatile superfood.
Nature Fix NZ Skincare｜A small business specialising in natural, botanical based skincare products made in Pukerua Bay.
Nanny May's｜ Handcrafted candles and skincare at affordable prices
No Common Scents｜Handmade Cocosoy wax candles & wax melts
NZ Red Cross Refugee Settlement｜Refugee Support Volunteers
NZSG Porirua｜family history research and education
Pacific Soul Food Services｜
Panikeke｜Pacific Island Beauty Shop
Partners Porirua｜Youth focused - Social service provider
Pataka Art and Museum｜venue spaces for hire, Art Gallery and exhibitions
Plimmerton Inner Wheel｜A friendship and service group ( friendship, service and international understanding)
Poi Creations｜Contemporary Māori Design Jewellery
Porirua Chamber of Commerce｜
Porirua City Council｜Climate, Harbour & Waste information stand
Porirua Little Theatre｜Local theatre group
Porirua MenzShed｜Menzsheds around the country are groups of members who meet to socialise, take part in community projects and indulge in own projects.
Porirua Pacifika community patrols｜community group
Praise Beauty｜Beauty therapist, makeup artist with salon in whitby
Rebekah Burgess Photography｜Family photographer
Regular Cafe ｜
Rispsota Ltd｜Local Architect
Rotary Club of Plimmerton｜International and Community Service Organisation
Runway Studio｜Hair Dressing Salon
Saskia Hendrikse Pottery｜Local potter making ceramic travel cups and bowls
Shop nikkis｜crochet All hand made in porirua crochet madness.
Skye Candle and Body Care｜Candles, wax melts, wax warmers, gift sets
Solid｜ sustainable and dental approved oral care products from Tītahi Bay
Sparking Rose Earrings ｜Home made sparking resin earrings made in Titahi Bay
St John Youth Division｜Porirua and St John Community Engagement
Stitch Cloth Designs｜Quality, children's clothing, handmade in Whitby, Porirua
Studio Smitten｜Unique, small batch, polymer clay jewellery. some interior decor items including wall hangings and trinket trays.
Sweet & Co Ltd｜Desserts catering service
t bay cafe｜
Taylor Made Blinds｜Blinds and Shutters
Te Ahuru Mowai｜Social Housing for the Western Porirua Suburb
The Kindy Gym｜Jam-packed hour of movement, dance, adventure and play for your preschooler.
Te Whatu Ora｜ Capital and Coast, Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Health Care: Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability
The Beer Engine｜Brewery and bar in Titahi bay
The Cake Café｜Plimmerton We sell cakes, cake slice, cupcakes and other sweet treats. We also specialise in custom cakes.
The Chrome Academy｜Local dance studio offering aerial art, pole dance, and barre classes
The Floral House｜Custom made pre-served floral arrangement and glass dome
The Kūmara Pie｜Kumara crust, real food frozen product, Gluten and diary free
The Underground Bookstore｜Porirua based independently published authors
The Wonky Pixie｜Handcrafted botanical art and home decor inspired by nature.
Te Rauparaha Arena Pre-school Activities｜Kindy Gym is a jam-packed with movement, dance, adventure and play for your pre-schooler. A small selection of equipment will be available for your pre-schooler to enjoy and meet our instructors.
TĪTAHI - Food with Freedom｜Crackers, biscuits, breads and granola's that are all gluten, dairy, egg and yeast-free
Titahi Bay Scout Group｜
Trash Palace｜We are a second hand trading store
Unique Cards 4U｜hand made greeting cards
Utilize Studios｜We design and manufacture sustainable homeware products.
Whitford Brown Community Trust｜Social and Community Hub for
Zelati｜Gourmet Gelato & Sorbet, Baked Goods - Food Truck
Zonta｜Supports and advocates safety an equality for women and children
With more than 100 local businesses and community groups at this year's Love Local Expo, there will be something for the whole family, and plenty of delicious food on offer to satisfy any rumbling tummies.
Catch the train to Porirua and either walk or ride an e-scooter around the harbour pathway to the venue.
There are also nearby public bus stops on Norrie St and Lyttelton Ave.
Available on surrounding streets such as Wi Neera Dr or you can leave your car at the railway station and take the short walk to Te Rauparaha Park.
There are 30 accessible carparks available on a first come, first serve basis, located in the Te Rauparaha Arena car park.
For those driving there, Te Rauparaha Arena has free three-hour car parking available.
On street parking in Porirua City Centre is free at the weekend.
It’s best to bring cash on the day as not all vendors will have eftpos available. There are nearby ATMs on Lyttelton Ave if you wish to top up
Entry to Love Local in Porirua is free for everyone