IMPORTANT: Porirua City at orange level

From Friday 3 December Porirua is at the orange level of the traffic lights protection framework.
This means some changes to the way we work and live, as we put protections in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

Our facilities at orange

At orange public facilities are open. Visitors must scan in and wear masks (other than when swimming or eating/drinking) and stay one metre from others.
In some cases, numbers in a venue will be limited to meet the one metre spacing requirement.

Vaccine passes:

As we transition into the new system there may be some delays on entering premises.
Please be patient as our staff do our best to get everyone through quickly and safely.

Pataka, Toi Store, Kaizen

  • Covid Tracer App required
  • Covid Pass scanning required
  • Face coverings mandatory
  • Proof of vaccination required to enter premises
  • Facility limited to 100 people, based on 1mtr distancing
  • Toi Store is open with capacity limits based on 1mtr distancing
  • Physical distancing markers and signage will be in place
  • School and community groups allowed with public health measures in place
  • Hire and meeting spaces available with restricted numbers.

Venues for hire

Downloadable Venues for Hire brochure

Click on the pdf below to download our Venues for hire brochure featuring info about each of our venues available for hire and other offerings (Gallery/exhibition tours, shop, Kaizen Cafe).

Pataka venues for hire brochure 2020

Venues for Hire brochure cover image

Galleries and other facilities

Opening hours


Atrium/spine open from: 9am - 5.30pm 

Galleries open from: 10am - 5pm


Atrium/spine open from: 9am - 4.30pm 

Galleries open from: 11am - 4.30pm


Parking is available for up to three hours when you visit Pātaka Art + Museum, Te Rauparaha Arena, or Porirua Library. Disabled carparking is available, with eight spaces - please display your mobility pass at all times.

Heading to Pātaka for a big event? Spaces can be limited and there might not be enough parks for everyone. You'll find free kerbside parking a few minutes’ away on Heriot Drive, Wi Neera Drive and Norrie Street. Car parks are free for up to two hours, but we'd hate for you to get a ticket so please make sure you check all the signs as parking is monitored. Porirua train station is only a five minute walk.

Parking Map

Smokefree policy

Pātaka is a smokefree building in line with the SmokeFree Environments Act 1990. This is to prevent the detrimental effect of smoking on the health of people in an enclosed public space. Public signage is featured throughout the building. Any violation of this policy could lead to patrons being removed from the premises.

Wifi & internet

We offer free PoriruaFree wifi access to all our customers at Pātaka and the Porirua City Centre Library while you are in the building. Please remember daily limits apply.


Cnr Parumoana & Norrie Streets
Porirua Wellington 5240
New Zealand
PO Box 50218


  • Wheelchair friendly galleries and bathrooms
  • 2 x wheelchairs available for use while visiting Pātaka, ask at reception on arrival for one or call ahead on (04)237 1511 and we can have one waiting for you when you arrive.
  • Baby change facilities


All exhibitions are free.

School visits are free for Porirua schools, or $2 per student for schools from outside Porirua.

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