Love Local Expo 2023

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

Love Local Expo is back for 2023 💛

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

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.

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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


Free Entry

Love Local Expo

10 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.

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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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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


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.

Aspiring Walls Aspiring wall coverings offer an exclusive collection of designer wallpaper and wallpaper coverings for your home or commercial space across New Zealand.


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

Badass Bakes |Yummy cupcakes and bakes

Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service|Free dental checks for Tamariki aged 2-13

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.

Electoral Commision|

Elemental Coffee |Packaged coffee beans. Fresh espresso coffee

Em&Me|Handmade polymer clay, resin and crochet earrings

Ember Moonstones|

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


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

NZ Police|

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


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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

Zero6|Coffee specialty coffee roastery that does right from bean to cup

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.

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!


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