The 25th annual Waitangi Day Festival of the Elements was held this year. Sadly this will be the last Festival of its type in Porirua. We are hoping that new ventures will arise out of what we have worked for over the years.


Huge thanks to all our community supporters, stall holders, and artists & performers from around NZ. Grateful thanks to our committed funders too. We are already talking about new events!


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Porirua Writers' Walk:


Sculpture three of the Porirua Writers’ walk was unveiled on Saturday 1 July 2017.


This work commemorates the renowned author Michael King who lived and wrote here for a number of years.








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Welcome to the Porirua Community Arts Council website.

Who We Are

Porirua Community Arts Council (PCAC) aims to “encourage and promote the practice and appreciation of all art and cultural forms in Porirua City.

We are an award-winning community organisation which encourages, supports and facilitates the arts in the diverse and culturally vibrant community of Porirua City.

Our enthusiastic and hard-working team coordinates events such as Matariki celebrations in Porirua , and actively supports arts projects in the Porirua area.


We greatly value our close relationships with our mana whenua (Ngāti Toa) and Porirua City Council, and the generous support of our many volunteers and sponsors.

Porirua Community Arts Council is an incorporated society and is a registered New Zealand charity (NZ Charities Commission # CC46909).


>> View the PCAC Constitution & Rules (PDF file)

What We Do

Porirua Community Arts Council is involved in many activities supporting performing and visual arts in Porirua.

  • Arts Hub - the central resource for Porirua arts initiatives
  • Artist in Residence  - bringing artistic excellence to Porirua
  • Porirua Writers’ Walk  – celebrating the wonderful writers of Porirua
  • Matariki – embracing the traditions of Aotearoa in Porirua
  • Advocacy and promotion of the arts in Porirua