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

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 (2 Titahi Bay Road). 

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

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.

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. 

We have a range of unique local shops in the Cobham Court area. Grab a bargain or get your pasifka on, you’ll discover everyone is happy to help out and chat to you about your day.

f 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. 

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).

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!


“I quite like my little adventure back to my hometown to dabble in a bit of Kmart love and yummy food court tacos. There’s always a bargain to be had at Kmart.” – Titahi Bay born-and-bred Bindie: avid shopper.