Waitangi Day in Porirua

illustration of New Zealand flag. New Zealand Waitangi Day on the 6th of February.

6 February 2021

We hope you can join us again for Waitangi Day 2021! Porirua City Council will once again partner with mana whenua Ngāti Toa to deliver a fun-filled event – one of the largest to take place in New Zealand on our national day.

The event will be alcohol-free, smoke/vape-free and there will be no dogs allowed.

“The food, the entertainment, families out enjoying themselves – it’s a day to enjoy with people and one where we can celebrate culture, heritage and history” – Porirua Mayor Anita Baker.


Live performances

Main Stage, 11am – 4pm

Ainslie Allen, Aotea College’s barbershop, The Voice Australia competitor Ella Monnery, world- renowned opera singer Ben Makisi, and headliner Sammy J.


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Fun for tamariki

Te Rauparaha Area, 11am – 4pm

Bouncy castles, face painting, indoor chill-out zone, Lego exhibition to keep enthusiastic kids entertained inside Te Rauparaha Arena.


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Waka tours

Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour , 11am – 4pm

You can pick up a paddle and get out onto our beautiful Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour. These trips will be offered by the Toa Waka Ama.


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Events at Pātaka Art + Museum

Pātaka, 10am – 3pm

? 10am – 4pm: Mini Crafts Market
? 12pm performance by Ngā Uri o Whiti te Rā
? 12.30pm – 2pm Whānau Fun at Pātaka
? 1pm & 3pm Exhibition tour: Whiti Te Rā!


The Little Goat at Waitangi Day 2019


Norrie St & Te Rauparaha Park, 11am – 4pm

Large variety of stalls will be on site, providing locally crafted and New Zealand-made products and food.


Pool inflatables, arena

Arena Aquatics poolside events

Te Rauparaha Area, 8.30am – 6.30pm

For a splashing good time, head to Porirua’s Arena Aquatics and join in the fun at Te Rauparaha Arena aquatics for a day by the pool.


Book a pool party

Pool party at Te Rauparaha Arena

Te Rauparaha Arena, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Bring your friends and family to our pools for the Waitangi Day pool party. There will be a DJ, waves, volleyball, and prizes – gold coin entry.

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