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City Centre Celebration


Sat 16 Mar 2019, 8:00am–3:00pm

Where: Cobham Court, Cobham Court, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Join us and celebrate the exciting revitalisation of the heart of our city.

We'll kick off at 8am on Saturday, 16 March with a blessing and the unveiling of a new pou and name 'Te Manawa' which have been gifted to Porirua City by Ngāti Toa Rangatira. We want to share so many fun outdoor activities, entertainment and yummy kai food trucks with you from 11am-3pm.

Free activities:
- 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 NZ vehicle
- Join a St John New Zealand CPR demo
- Hop inside a diggers and roller from Legacy contracting LTD
- Human Foozeball
- Kids activities station

8am: Ngāti Toa blessing and Pou whenua unveiling
9am: Break
11am: City Centre Celebration start
11:25am: Le ART and 2 Twenty
12:10pm: Dance Plus Performance Studio & Talent Management
12:20pm: Yohan De Silva
12:30pm: Siva Samoa Children’s Dance Group
12:45pm: Lady Soul
1:45pm: SWPT Acrobatic Dance Studio
1:50pm: Brownhill
2:45pm: Cook island drummers
3pm: Close

What Does Te Manawa Mean:
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.

Save the date and come along to the party!

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