4am to 12noon


New Stall Holders wanting to sell food at the

Porirua Saturday Market will need to contact

the Market Director by emailing


or by phone on 027 432 5600


Department of Labour trading restrictions - 3.5 days

Good Friday

Easter Sunday

Anzac day (up to 1pm)

Christmas Day

Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal Act 1990


The Porirua Saturday Market is
located at the Waitangirua Shopping Mall
rear car park, Waitangirua, Porirua City


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 by administering the market site. Jaycees did so for 6 years but were unable to continue on.
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 Saturday 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 by Porirua.
' 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 reliable.
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
027 432 5600 or by e-mail: PoriruaSaturdayMarket@gmail.com
With every good wish,
Lions Club of Titahi Bay 




All photos since May 2015 are
the Porirua Saturday Market
Facebook page


02 May 2015 at the new location

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

Porirua Saturday Market