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Pacific Night Market brings community together


The Pacific Night Market is on every month on a Friday evening.

As part of enacting its Pacific Strategy, Porirua City Council is supporting a monthly Friday night Pacific Night Market to run in Cannons Creek.

The first market was held in February, and the next one will be on Friday 12 April, 5.30-8.30pm at Te Akapuanga Cook Islands Hall, 14 Mentor Lane in Cannons Creek.

The Pacific Strategy, Ola Kamataga – Beginning of Life 2024-2027, was adopted by Council in October.

The strategy represents a partnership between Council and Pacific people in Porirua and is intended to improve the already-strong relationships Council has with this community.

The majority of the Pacific population in the Wellington region is concentrated in Porirua, where Pacific people make up more than 26 per cent of the population.

“We’ve already had a positive response to the first night markets, which provide an opportunity for the community to come together and local stallholders to sell their products,” says Porirua Mayor Anita Baker.

“The market reflects the vision of this strategy, to celebrate the success of our Pacific people living in Porirua.”

The markets support the four focus areas of Ola Kamataga – which aim to celebrate, value and empower Pacific communities while providing opportunities and pathways for business and entrepreneurship to thrive.

At the next Pacific Night Market, visitors will have the chance to see what is included in Council’s Long-term Plan, which is open for consultation until 26 April.

Check out our Facebook event listings or to see the Pacific Night Market dates for the rest of the year.

9 Apr 2024