Porirua City Centre Celebration!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 1:41PM

Join The Hits in Porirua this Saturday 16th of March to celebrate the exciting revitalisation of the heart of our city!

Catch The Hits onsite at the Porirua city centre celebration with our fame frame!

Be at Cobham Court from 8am for a blessing and the unveiling of a new pou and name 'Te Manawa' which have been gifted to Porirua City by Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

Plus there'll be loads of outdoor activities, entertainment and yummy kai food trucks from 11am-3pm!


- Bouncy Castles and Obstacle Course with Awesome Bounce
- Facepainting with Daizy Design Face Painting
- A VR experience with Life Flight
- Climb into a Fire and Emergency NZvehicle
- Join a St John New Zealand CPR demo
- Hop inside a diggers and roller from Legacy contracting LTD
- Human Foozeball
- Kids activities station

Save the date and come along to the party! Explore our city centre's newly completed playground, paving, seating, planting and lighting and learn about the next stage to upgrade Serlby Place.

Find out more about the event HERE, and read a little more about Te Manawa below:

Te Manawa means ‘a central place where many people gather and their hearts beat as one’. The name has been gifted to Porirua City by Ngāti Toa Rangatira to describe our city centre and its exciting transformation. The gifting of Te Manawa is a symbol of the strong, enduring partnership between Ngāti Toa and Porirua City. 

The name reflects our vision of a city centre that is the vibrant heart of our community, now and for future generations. Te Manawa is the area from the entrance to our city onto the harbour, from Titahi Bay Road to Porirua Stream and everything in between. It is the central place that connects all the villages that make up our city. Everybody who lives or works here, or loves this place can join in, contribute, and be part of the exciting changes happening to Te Manawa.