(4am to 12noon)
New Stall Holders wanting to sell food at the
Porirua Saturday Market will need
the Market Director, contact details
Department of Labour trading restrictions - 3.5 days
Anzac day (up to 1pm)
Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal Act 1990
Department of Labour Shop Trading Restriction FAQs
The Porirua Saturday Market is
at Waitangirua Shopping Mall
rear car park, Waitangirua,
Originally the Porirua Market began in 1977 with 5
local residents selling from their car boot at Ferry Place.
Customers kept coming, stalls then keep turning up to sell their
stuff. They then moved to
Riverside Car Park a short time later.
Jaycees club became involved in 1980
the market site. Jaycees did so for 6 years but were unable to
The Porirua Saturday Market has
since been run by the
Lions Club of Titahi Bay from 1986. It was run for 11 years in the Riverside Car Park before shifting to Cobham Court, a major central
city parking precinct, early in 1997.
In May 2015, another relocation was made to the rear car park of Waitangirua Shopping Mall.
The market is a major attraction
for Porirua and has been widely covered by local and Wellington newspapers as well as all New Zealand channels and BBC World.
It is similar to but obviously smaller than the huge Otara Market in
South Auckland. It is open from 4am to 12noon on
Saturday mornings all the year round with the exceptions of ANZAC
day and Christmas Day when it falls on a Saturday, and maybe one
in the new year.
Who would get up so early on Saturday mornings? Many Wellington restaurateurs!,
shift workers, and midnight travellers who are 'in the know' passing
' Large busy and popular market with strong Polynesian and Asian
flavour - ethnic food, bric-a-brac, clothing, fresh produce, Pacific
Island crafts. Popular and traditional Pacific Island music as well as
current tunes from several stalls.'
We would love to see more arts and craft stalls attend. Admission
is free and there is a small charge for stalls. Proceeds go back into
the community. Cleaning each Saturday at the market is
on a fixed monthly roster by groups shown to be efficient and
Enquiries are to be directed to The Market Director,
PO Box 52-021, Titahi Bay, attn Mrs Janette Linschoten
Contact with Janette may be made on
04 236 0040,
027 432 5600
or by e-mail:
With every good wish,
Lions Club of Titahi Bay
02 May 2015 at the
Testing the lighting system at the new market location
The first morning at the new market location
Coming into daylight at the new Market location
Thank you to all that support the
OLD MARKET PHOTOS