Photographs in main slides courtesy of members of Kapiti Camera Club.


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Welcome to the official website for New Zealand’s


Waitangi Day, Monday 6 February 2017

Porirua City

Te Rauparaha Park & Arena, & Pataka

This year’s Festival has a stunning line-up of music, arts, culture, entertainment and food.  We’re celebrating 25 years since the event began and it’s going to be an extra special day, with lots of free family friendly entertainment on offer. See some of Porirua’s emerging talent take the stage and enjoy your favourite NZ artists. There’ll be plenty of kai stalls, art installations and activities for young and old, at Porirua’s largest festival.

Mai FM DJ K’lee will host the main stage while people can watch or take part in bubble soccer, snap a pic in a photobooth, and watch skaters battle it out for cash prizes in the Skate Competition at the recently revamped skate bowl.

Our Headline acts include:

Select the Programme tab for the full line up.

The Waitangi Day Festival of the Elements® has been run for the past 25 years by the Porirua Community Arts Council Inc, a registered charity, in alliance with Ngāti Toa Rangatira. The Festival uses the arts to celebrate the cultural diversity of Porirua that’s made possible by the Treaty of Waitangi. The elements of earth and air, fire and water embrace shared concepts of significance to all cultures. Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti rejoice together on Waitangi Day by way of the arts.


Any Queries? Get in touch with the Festival team by emailing:

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DONATE NOW to the Festival of the Elements®

This Festival continues to be a non-profit ongoing event, organised by the Porirua Community Arts Council. Because of generous support from sponsors, entry is still free.  If you would like to help us keep the event free, please consider donating to our Give a Little page - we really appreciate your support.


>> View the Festival of the Elements® Statement of Values.

Bookmark this site to keep up to date with all the latest developments for the 2017 Festival of the Elements®.


Here’s a snapshot of what people have to say about the festival. Click on the image below to hear why the Festival of the Elements in Porirua is one that thousands of New Zealanders choose to attend: