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June is Porirua Business Month


The recent Food+Drink+Art event celebrated Porirua's hospitality businesses.

Porirua City is gearing up for another busy Business Month in June, with events organised to support and grow our diverse local businesses.

Free events include a Pasifika Biz Fest, an update from Infometrics Chief Executive Brad Olsen, a talk from Ngāti Toa Rangatira Tumu Whakarae/CEO Helmut Modlik, the Love Local Expo, and a Women in Business panel discussion.

“Our businesses are the lifeblood of our community,” says Porirua Mayor Anita Baker.

“It’s exciting to see what’s coming up in June, especially following the successful Food+Art+Drink Wellington On a Plate event at Pātaka recently.”

To find out more about any of the below events, or to register, visit

Women in Business

Thursday 1 June, 6-8pm, Pātaka Art + Museum

Successful wāhine Miria Flavell, Natalie Ferguson and Mana MP Barbara Edmonds share their journeys in business.

Business after 5 with Kevin Biggar

Wednesday 7 June, 5.30-7.30pm, The Supply Room

Porirua Chamber of Commerce and Porirua City Council invite you to join us for a chat with author and motivational speaker Kevin Biggar.

Love Local Expo

Saturday 10 June, 10am-4pm, Te Rauparaha Arena

Now in its fourth year, the expo showcases the best of our local products, services, crafts and community services, and has become a not-to-be-missed event.

Update from Helmut Modlik, Ngāti Toa Tumu Whakarae/CEO

Wednesday 14 June, 5.30-7.30pm, Pātaka Art + Museum

Join Helmut Modlik for a discussion on the future focus of Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

Porirua Pasifika Biz Fest

Sunday 25 June, 11am-3pm, Te Rauparaha Arena

Porirua Pacific Business Hub and Porirua City Council invite you to join us to experience inspiring Pacific individuals and businesses, connect with Pacific business owners, see fantastic performances and hear from special guests.

Porirua economic update from Brad Olsen

Friday 30 June, 9.30-11.30am, Pātaka Art + Museum

Infometrics Chief Executive Brad Olsen will provide an economic update on Porirua and his thoughts on the next two years for the city.

23 May 2023