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Our Harbour Te-Awarua-o-Porirua Open Day


Sat 18 Nov 2017, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: PATAKA Art + Museum, Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mtolland

Step into the story of life around Te Awarua-o-Porirua harbour with Pataka’s new interactive children’s gallery. Find out about some of the birds, fish and other creatures that have lived around the harbour for thousands of years, and also the people who have made Te Awarua-o-Porirua harbour their home.

With specially-drawn colourful wall murals and objects from Pātaka’s history collection plus lots of interactive games, you can see how the harbour and life around it has changed over the years.

Families are invited to join us for a day of fun and hands-on activities and events, including:
- Nan and Tuna – a puppet show by String Bean Puppets:
Nan and tuna have been friends for 70 years and now they both have one last important journey to make. But before they leave they need to find someone to care for the river. Puppets, shadows and water combine to tell the life story of NZs native longfin eel (tuna) who make their homes in our rivers.

- Badge-making
- Make a fish or tuna out of a plastic bottle
- Pot up a riparian plant
- And lots more to discover!

Detail of image by Mat Tait.