Shopping in Porirua

Porirua City is a great place to shop – complete with free parking!

North City Shopping Centre

North City Shopping Centre is a major draw card for locals and out-of-towners alike with more than 90 stores inside the mall including Kmart, Whitcoulls, Farmers and more. If you’re after clothes, pharmacy products, games, bargains, stationery, travel agencies, and more, park up at North City Shopping Centre. 

Visit North City Shopping Centre website for more information

New to Town: Girl Native

Internationally recognised, Girl Native is a reiki-infused, natural beauty makeup, skincare, candle brand focusing on empowering women and diversity. Kawhecoffee sister to Girl Native, offers coffees and beverages.

Mega Centre

For bigger ticket items or to enjoy an outdoor mall environment, then head to the Mega Centre (Semple Street), where you’ll find 12 hectares of stores and more than 1000 free parking spaces.

If you’re looking for homewares or something DIY, head north along Titahi Bay Road and turn right at Semple Street. Here you’ll find some of our mega stores including Briscoes, Mitre 10 Mega (there’s great coffee at Columbus Café inside the store), Spotlight, Godfreys, Smiths City, Carpet Court, and Harvey Norman. 

Cobham Court

We have a range of unique local shops in the Cobham Court area. Grab a bargain or get your Pasifika on, you’ll discover everyone is happy to help out and chat to you about your day.  For those of you looking for something cheap and cheerful but fabulous, check out Pete’s Emporium (2 Parumoana St) or venture west to Trash Palace (at the end of Broken Hill Road).

Time for lunch? Head outside to Cobham Court where you’ll be greeted with a smile and great food and coffee at the Little Goat kiosk or one of Porirua City’s excellent cafes such as the Cake Society, Kaizen or Peppermill.

Tastebud Travel in Te Manawa

Here in Porirua City, we are spoilt for choice for food to love! From food truck treats at our night markets to fantastic café fare in each village.

Village Shopping Areas

For a more local experience, visit one of Porirua’s village shopping areas – Plimmerton has a great range of stores and cafes on the waterfront (check out its business directory), Whitby has a great little shopping centre nestled near the lakes, while further north Mana has a range of shops along the esplanade including cafes, boutiques, bars, and health providers.

If you’ve shopped ’till you’ve dropped but are not quite ready to head home, why not visit to Pātaka Art + Museum and check out one of the latest exhibitions then unwind at the cafe with a latte (or vino). Enjoy!

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