Porirua Multi-Sports Day, 12 Nov, Onepoto

Have a go at kayaking, jet skiing, canoeing, sailing, waka ama, power boating and more on Porirua Harbour next weekend when the Porirua Multi-Water Sport Family Day takes place – and it’s all free! 

Council’s Sport, Leisure and Recreation Portfolio leaders Councillors Denys Latham and Litea Ah Hoi say the day is an opportunity for locals and others from the Wellington region to try their hand at new water sports. 

“The day will help promote the many different water sports we enjoy here in Porirua and hopefully get more people active and fit in an enjoyable way,” says Cllr Latham. 

He says many water sports clubs use Porirua Harbour and surrounding coastline for their recreation and water sports events.  These include boating, canoeing, jet skiing, kayaking, surf life saving, power boating, rowing, sea scouts, sailing, stand-up paddling, surfing, waka ama, water skiing and yachting. 

Cllr Ah Hoi says most of the water sport clubs will be present on the day.

“There are about 12 clubs or organisations participating and the Council is keen to encourage residents to be more active as individuals and as families by making use of the recreational facilities we have in the city.  Getting people to be more active in their lives provides the opportunity to focus more on ‘quality family time’ and help alleviate the social and health issues that currently has an impact in Porirua.” 

Each club will be given 30 minutes to highlight their sports and provide the public with the opportunity to ‘have a go’. 

The Porirua Multi-Water Sport Family Day will take place from 9am-2pm on Saturday 12 November on Porirua Harbour. The event will be based at the Onepoto Park side of the Porirua Harbour in Titahi Bay.