9am – 9pm (TEZA Hub, 10 Lydney Place South). Pop in anytime to get involved and have a cuppa. All events are free and open to the public to participate.
6am – 4pm (Aspiring Walls NZ) Ako Ako: A Role Swapping Adventure. Artist Ash Holwell swaps roles with Nick Lambert, a machine operator at wallpaper manufacturing company Aspiring Walls. Nick is a basketball player and is wroking with Porirua’s Deputy Mayor Ana Coffey to install an urban basketball hoop in Lydney Place South, an opportunity for the 22 year old to contribute a collective resource to the city he lives in.
10am – 12.30pm (TEZA Hub): Hawai’i Craft with Kawika Aipa from Lomilomi Aotearoa.
Come weave with us. We invite the Porirua community to craft with organic and non-organic materials using Hawai’i weaving techniques. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill that will be beneficial for all ages. Here you can create a gift for yourself or someone else, but none the less, it is still a gift. In many Pacific cultures, weaving was a time where people would gather to craft useful items for the community, create beautiful art, and even gossip. We invite all who are wanting to learn.
10am – 4pm (Hartham Place). Strong Pacific Families are facilitating a stunning pop up exhibition of arts and crafts from the Pacific, along with workshops. The space is hosted this week by Tokelau. Come meet and chat with community leaders in this dynamic space. Free film festival on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6pm.
10am – 4pm (Hartham Place). Sharemart: A clothing store and art project with a difference. Come see how members of the Colombian refugee community have refashioned old NZ Post uniforms into beautiful new items and have a go yourself. Bring clothing for mending, re-purposing, styling or swapping between 10am – 1pm. You can also book a session here.
10am – 12pm (TEZA Hub): Volunteer Refinery: Come explore what it means to volunteer. Join Mark Harvey to explore what it means to be a volunteer. Prepare to have fun with a range of actions in and around constructing a ‘volunteer refinery’
11am – 2pm (TEZA Hub). Dream Poster Project: Porirua People’s Library’s daily poster project where we create covers of hypothetical/dream books that we would want to see in PPL. Everyone is invited to create and come up with their own dream book covers – each person gets their own voice. Workshop run by Lana Lopesi and Faith Wilson
11am – 2pm (Cobham Court, near the table tennis tables, or TEZA hub if weather bad). The Made Up Times: Come along and help publish an alternative, fictional issue of the local daily newspaper! Porirua People’s Library workshop run by Pip Adam
12pm – 1.30pm (TEZA Hub). BYO lunch workshop – Food to Table: Making salad, bread and fermented lemonade.
12pm – 3pm (TEZA Hub). Porirua People’s Radio is your pop-up, live community station. Tell us tales of Porirua in all of the diverse languages that make up the city. We’ll record your unique experiences and edit together your personal take on life and the city. You can join us in gathering stories by taking one of our dictaphones out on the street to get your fellow city folk to join the conversation. With Kristen Paterson from Wellington Access Radio.With Kristen Paterson from Wellington Access Radio.
1pm – 3pm (Te Kura Maori O Porirua, Ascot Park). Lomilomi Aotearoa with Kawika Aipa: Promoting indigenous health education and cultural practice to youth in Porirua. We will talk with Porirua youth about indigenous knowledge, basic human anatomy, and safe touch. We will be doing a school visit to talk about indigenous healing arts as well as teach the students some simple Lomilomi massage techniques that will help them for the rest of their lives. Because this is a Maori school, we will focus on basic Polynesian views about our human anatomy while practicing ways to safely heal one another.
1.30pm – 5.30pm (TEZA Hub). ALL GOOD? – Pop-up Hair Salon with Jason Muir. Barbarian Productions invite YOU into the barber’s chair to meet maverick hairdresser Jason Muir (star of our election year Political Cuts project). He’s offering a free blow-wave in exchange for a bit of a chin-wag about the intimacy of the hairdressing profession.
2pm – 4pm (TEZA Hub). Volunteer Refinery with Mark Harvey (see above).
4pm – 5pm (TEZA Hub). Launch of the Porirua Loaf with Breadmakers of Porirua Unite! Simon Gray will be working with the diversity of ethnic and cultural groups across Porirua City to explore the cultural, symbolic and religious power of bread through sharing bread-making techniques, custom and stories. Breaking bread together, the project will include workshops and events, and a sourdough starter that moves between different communities and groups,making new connections between them (current partners include Te Rito and Porirua Schools Gardens Club).
5pm – 6.30pm (TEZA Hub). Just in Time Community Centre Quick Response Unit with Tim Barlow. Come visit this purpose built mobile community centre towed by a Todd Motors built Hillman Hunter.This community centre provides homage to the artistry of industrial workers that have built Porirua City into what it is today. Until 29 November you can call Just in Time anytime in the Porirua region to arrange a free visit. Need a space for a community meeting? Just call JIT! (021766259).
5pm – 6pm. (TEZA Hub). Rongoa Maori: Traditional Maori healing workshop hosted by Lomilomi Aotearoa. In this workshop, we will be teaching participants about Maori Medicine. Guests will have the opportunity to learn, create, and taste some of the medicines of Aotearoa. Rongoa practitioners are rising with the movement of healthy and better living across the globe. We are excited to share the gift of healing through rongoa maori with everyone who wants to learn.
7.30pm – 10pm (TEZA Hub). TEZA Creative Summit – Making Home In A New Land. Presenters include Lorna Kanavatoa (Strong Pacific Families), Lana Lopesi (artist and writer), Kerry Ann Lee (artist and designer), Aaron Packard (350 Aotearoa) and Lomilomi practitioner Kawika Aipa (Hawaii/New Zealand).