Breadmakers of Porirua, Unite!

TEZA What’s On: Saturday 21 November

All events are free and open to all.

Until 12noon: Join  TEZA artists at Waitangarua Market, Warspite Avenue
Come try some loafs from Breadmakers of Porirua, Unite! and meet some of the artists.

1:00pm: Tour of Porirua Hospital Museum and Te Rito Gardens
Meet at the museum, Upper Main Drive at Porirua Hospital Kenepuru, on the western side of the Porirua Hospital Campus. We then travel to Te Rito Gardens, Hassell Road on the East Side.

2:00pm: Creative Summit – The Land and the Healing.
Te Rito Gardens, Hassell Road
Presenters: Steve Wilson, Wiremu Grace and Friends of the Porirua Hospital Museum
Join us for afternoon tea and discussion on the hospital land’s past, present and future.

TEZA artists and the public are invited to the inspiring Te Rito Gardens on the beautiful former Porirua Hospital land and buildings South West of the Porirua CBD for a discussion and gathering. The first of our Creative Summit discussions, will focus on this special piece of land, its past, present and future. Te Rito Gardens provides opportunity for people to learn the “life skills of growing food and acquiring an income in a sustainable ways”. It is an outstanding example of successful, innovative community practice, and is surrounded by other community and health organisations. An important site for Ngati Toa, the iwi have recently had this land returned to them under the Waitangi Tribunal and are currently in discussion with a property developer for its development. From so-called ‘lunatic asylum’ to psychiatric hospital, Porirua Hospital has had a deep impression on Porirua and the way we consider the value of people.


5:00pm: TEZA HUB: TEZA opening
Lydney Place South

6-10pm: TEZA HUB: Kava Club: Chop Suey Hui – The Hearty Party
Lydney Place South
Hosted by Maori and Pacific Island artists cillective Kava Club The Hearty Party features Porirua artist presentations, and a dancefloor. Join us for ‘Karaoke Korero’ and ‘Siva for my Supper’.


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