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Promoting your Porirua events online is now only a click away

Now you can enter your event directly into the Our Porirua website or any number of other websites participating in the Our Porirua Online Community. Our Porirua is gradually building a reputation as a central hub for the community’s news, views and information, and this site aims to be the go-to place for what’s happening in and around Porirua. Take a look at the Events Section here.


IN THE COMMUNITY SECTION: The Rotary Club of Plimmerton is a leader in innovative ways to engage with the community. They are also the first club in NZ to join an online community. See the Community Section here.

IN THE EVENTS SECTION: Events are a mainstay of a vibrant and active community. Porirua is more vibrant than most so Our Porirua has just launched a place where anyone can promote an event. See the Events Section here.

IN THE EDUCATION SECTION: Shine Porirua is urging people to work together to help all young people in Porirua achieve their full potential. Now the community initiative is growing legs. See the Education Section here.


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Local Vibe!

Have fun and learn more about your community thru gr8 combination of art, craft, dance , and music. Learn how to make short videos on a Cellphone. You don't have to have a mobile phone you just have to have a passion to step up and give it a go. We have a great bunch of experts to help us explore and have fun! Celebrating Pride of the Pacific... Keep Reading


Alzheimers Wellington - Welcome to My World - A workshop for family/friend supporters of a person with a dementia

Welcome to my World - A workshop over 5 Sessions. What you need to know when you are supporting someone with a Dementia. The Aims of this workshop are to learn more about the causes and symptoms of dementia; improve your performance as a carer and understand the changes in behaviour that can occur due to a dementia. Keep Reading


Video Clip Competition 2014 Event

A significant stage of the Te Ara Piko Pathway around the Pauatahanui Inlet has now been completed. Plimmerton Rotary and Porirua City Council, the joint Pahway partners, are holding a competition open to all school pupils in Porirua City. See how to enter here. Keep Reading


2014 Porirua Expo

The Porirua Expo is back for 2014 and bigger than ever! More attractions have been added and larger visitor numbers are expected. What the event looks like this year: Main Stadium - Business Expo, Craft Market, Sports Teams/Groups (new) Hobby Groups/Organisations (new) Childrens area/activities, café tables. Foyer/Hallway - Children's... Keep Reading


Grant a Wish

Plimmerton Rotary want primary schools in Porirua City to identify a problem that Rotary might just be able to find a solution for. It might not be money, it might be paint or the people to put it on, or, it could be a playground revamp. Put forward a problem and Plimmerton Rotary could well ... Keep Reading


A bumper year

After a thoroughly worth-while weekend, the total proceeds were a little over $20,000. Both Life Education Trust and many of Rotary's community projects will benefit. Plimmerton Rotary is very grateful to everyone who visited the Fair and bought books and hopes to welcome an even bigger crowd next year. Keep Reading


Engaging Parents


Embedded into the Partnering with Parents philosophy is the belief that we need more confident parents, not ones who feel their experience or knowledge is inferior; that the family is the most important support group for the child and that the child learns best when their family and teachers work in partnership to support the child's... Keep Reading

Author: Laree Taula, Sunday 16 March 2014, 12:41 pm


Call for Artists. NZ Music Month Exhibition

A call for artists to submit art works produced for the promotion of NZ musicians and bands. to be included in an exhibition during NZ Music Month 2014. Emerging Light Gallery in Plimmerton, Porirua is hosting an exhibition showcasing promotional and marketing artworks produced for local musicians, to align with New Zealand Music Month 2014. We... Keep Reading



Mana Little Theatre's production of 'Alice' is a political satire adapted from Lewis Carroll's books by Sue Mortimer and Stephanie Drew. An entertaining play to kick off an election year - you will never look at politicians the same way again. Keep Reading


Emerging Light Gallery Boosted Fundrasing Party

Emerging Light Gallery, Boosted Fundraising Campaign. Cosy little gallery that's giving new and emerging artists an important opportunity to gain some exposure. Seeking funding to help with running costs. Keep Reading


Jens Uwe Parkitny: Blood Faces

Photographer Jens Uwe Parkitny has travelled extensively through the Chin villages documenting the last remaining examples of facial tattoos that represent what is seen as a tradition in decline. The tattoos are created using patterns made up of dots, lines and circles ranging from geometric forms to a maze of interwoven patterns. Each... Keep Reading


Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show

For those who make crafts and those who just love to buy them - Dunkleys' Great New Zealand Craft Show is returning to a town near you, so mark your calendar now. 2014 will be Dunkleys' 31st year of organising New Zealand's largest and most popular craft shows. To date they have held over 406 shows, and attracted more than 4.17 million... Keep Reading




A joint venture between Plimmerton Rotary Club, Pauatahanui Lighthouse Cinema and Wellington Free Ambulance has led to an automated external defibrillator (AED) being located in the village. The Rotary Club of Plimmerton donated the equipment and the lock box (valued at approximately $2500), passing ownership of the unit to the Pauatahanui... Keep Reading

Author: Editor, Friday 07 February 2014, 12:56 pm


Creekfest - Our Children, Our Taonga

Pacific Health Services Porirua and Porirua Whanau Centre collaborate to bring our city 'Creekfest 2014'. PHSP Manager, Eleni Mason and Porirua Whanau Centre Manager, Liz Kelly have combined resources to ensure that 'NZ's Biggest Health Festival' runs into its 11th year. From its humble beginnings in the back car park to Cannons Creek... Keep Reading


History Project


This is a beautiful 300-page book covering the history of the original Pauatahanui area which extended from Paremata to the top of the Paekakariki Hill and from the top of Haywards Hill to Camborne and includes present-day Whitby. Covering from 1820 to 2012, it contains almost 300 illustrations from archives and personal family collections, includi Keep Reading

Author: Editor, Friday 20 December 2013, 08:00 am

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