Love Local Expo 2024

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

Love Local Expo is back for 2024 💛

8 June, 10am-4pm, at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

Now in its fifth 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.

Apply to be a vendor here (applications close 12pm, Friday 17 May)

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“Love Local really brings the best of our city together under one roof, highlighting the sheer amount of innovation, service and quality we have right here in Porirua.”

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker




Location

Free Entry

Love Local Expo

8 June, 10am-4pm

Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua City Centre, Porirua 5022










Calling all foodies!

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.

Find the event on Facebook and share with your friends

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Win a year's supply of Whittaker's Chocolate

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.





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Love to shop?

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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Join the Love Local Facebook Group - and find local businesses!






Sustainable products

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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Vendor List

Coming soon.


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.





Come down and see your favourite local businesses or learn about what amazing innovations and services are being offered right in your own community. Fun for the whole whānau!


FAQs


Catch public transport 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