Arts Projects

The Porirua Foundation is built upon a strong and positive record of supporting a wide range of community initiatives and projects. Whilst continuing to make disbursements to other community causes, the Foundation chooses to concentrate fundraising efforts towards one major project at a time. Substantial funds have been raised for art and culture, leisure, recreation and sporting facilities.

Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures
(completed 1998)

Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures is a community facility of national importance, it is dedicated to showcasing Maori, Pacific Island, New Zealand, Asian and international contemporary art and culture. Pataka is a place of gathering and the cultural hub of Porirua. Pataka was officially opened in 1998. Entry to Pataka is free.

Porirua Performing Arts Theatre
(expected completion 2012)

Porirua has a great history in the performing arts; the Performing Arts Theatre brings together the Porirua City Council, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Ngati Toa and our community groups. Completion is expected in 2012.

Support the Performing Arts Centre...go to our forms page, fill in the donor form, list the "Porirua Performing Arts Centre" as your chosen project and send along a cheque!  Or become a "Chair Champion" by purchasing a seat for the main auditorium through our Chairity Campaign.