|Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua City
The venue is 20km from Wellington CBD and 30km from Wellington Airport. Its is an easy drive or conveniently accessible by public transport.
The name Te Rauparaha Arena comes from the original great chief of Ngāti Toa and leader of Ngāti Raukawa - Te Rauparaha.
In 1821 he played a prominent role in the migration of the Ngāti Toa to the Kapiti Coast. Te Rauparaha was one of the Māori chiefs that signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.
Porirua is a city in the Wellington Region, and one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area. It almost completely surrounds Porirua Harbour at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast. Pauatahanui Inlet, the eastern inlet of the harbour, is notable for its world-class estuarine values. The population is approximately 55,000.
Called the world's 'coolest little capital' Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world class café and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find a city in the world that's easier to get around. Wellington enjoys more cafés, bars and restaurants than New York City, and its coffee and craft beer producers are internationally recognised.
A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village. For more information about Wellington and its many attractions, visit the city's official website www.wellingtonnz.com