Supporting Maori/Pacific Business [Porirua]

Porirua is where I was born and raised. It’s where my immediate family live and it’ll always be home. What started out as a conversation with Best Friend who challenged me on my initial [admittedly poor] judgment around the fuss made over the re-opening of KFC [yes I was one of the people who was all “WTF?”] turned into me asking the Porirua page to list Maori and Pacific owned businesses so that we could highlight/uplift them and hopefully be intentional around supporting each other. To, essentially, invest in us. To my knowledge, there isn’t any kind of directory that’s readily available.

It’s been a tough year for everyone all over the world, especially BIPOC communities. I know we don’t all have disposable income for gifts this holiday season but if you do and you’re near my hometown, I thought it would be awesome to get behind our locals, especially our Maori and Pacific whanau [let’s not break our backs doing it though please – last thing you need to do is pressure yourself into spending when you are struggling!]

This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means so hit me up if you wanna update/add to it. I’ll do my best to keep it current. Alofa tele. X

Business NameTypeWebsite
Addicted2DreamingArthttps://www.facebook.com/Addicted2Dreaming/
Maori Arts GalleryArthttps://www.facebook.com/maoriartsgallery/
Elsdon MotorsAutomotive Repairshttps://www.facebook.com/ElsdonmotorsNZ/
Barber-SideBarbershophttps://www.facebook.com/barbersideporirua/
Fa’apo Style CutsBarbershophttps://www.facebook.com/BigP10tial/
Who’s NextBarbershophttps://www.facebook.com/WNBarbershop/
YAMI The BarberBarbershophttps://www.facebook.com/YAMI-the-Barber-400821390362026/
1nine7two PoriruaBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/1nine7twoPorirua/
Beauty BoutiqueBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/beautyboutiquebbnz/
Beauty RehabBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/beautyrehabbyvns/
Bubu’s DLUX Lashes & BrowsBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/bubusdluxlashesandbrows/
Elle LashesBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/ellelashesnz/
Jen Harrpa Hairdressing & ExtensionsBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/jenharrpa/
Lashed x AbaBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/lashedxaba/
Lash OasisBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/LashOasisNZ/
Siobhan Samuel HairstylingBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/siobhansamuelhairstyling/
Sorelle Beauty NZBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/sorellebeautynz/
Wairua Hair & BeautyBeauty Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/Wairua-Hair-Beauty-100758911878390/
Lynnaire’s BeautiqueBeauty Salonhttps://www.instagram.com/lynnairesbeautique/
Ombre’Beauty Salonhttps://www.ombre.co.nz
Meet Me In MoroccoBeauty Salon
Bethel Hair & BeautyBeauty Salon
Lashes By GenaBeauty Salonhttps://www.instagram.com/lashesbygena__/
Girl NativeBeauty/Cosmetic/Personal Carehttps://girlnative.com/
Be + HumbleBeauty/Cosmetic/Personal Carehttps://www.behumblenz.com/
Mama D’s Made With ArohaBeauty/Cosmetic/Personal Carehttps://www.facebook.com/Mama-Ds-Made-with-Aroha-511664075985467/
Café KaizenCaféhttps://www.facebook.com/harmonythroughpositiveeating/
Mahi CaféCaféhttps://www.facebook.com/Mahicafenz/
SweetAs CoffeeCaféhttps://www.facebook.com/SweetAs-Coffee-EatsTreats-112833310546905/
Connect GlobalCall Centrehttps://poriruacity.govt.nz/business/business-profiles/connect-global/?fbclid=IwAR2TxM0_Uj2L6e68ncaYnrJKRoTGBHqO5C4vDz041u-GsArZfMUKveE_IZU
StruggleClothinghttps://www.facebook.com/struggle2019/
HawksClothinghttps://www.instagram.com/hawk.nz/
IFYKYKClothinghttps://www.instagram.com/iykyk_kykyi/
AWA HawaikiClothinghttps://www.facebook.com/awahawaiki
Disdeejay ClothingClothinghttps://www.instagram.com/disdeejayclothing/
LS THRIFTZClothinghttps://www.instagram.com/ls.thriftz/
SUSSD APPARELClothinghttps://www.instagram.com/sussdapparel/
DydrmClothinghttps://dydrmclothing.com/
Bay Thrift NZClothinghttps://www.instagram.com/baythrift.nz/
Sciascia ConstructionConstruction
OhakiCultrural Gift Storehttps://www.facebook.com/OhakiNZ/
Te Herenga CollectionCultrural Gift Storehttps://www.instagram.com/teherengacollections/
L’DesignDesign & Printhttps://www.instagram.com/designs0108/
Sweet ATMDessertshttps://sweetatm.com/
Fryday DonutsDessertshttps://www.facebook.com/FrydayDonuts/
Sweet EmpireDessertshttps://www.instagram.com/sweet.empire.porirua/
Suka SweetsDessertshttps://www.instagram.com/suka_sweets/
Baking by BDessertshttps://www.instagram.com/_bakingby_b/
Niva’sDessertshttps://www.instagram.com/te_nivas/
Samoana Early Education Development ServicesEducationhttp://www.seedschildcare.co.nz/
Te Hao ServicesEducationhttps://tehaoservices.co.nz/
Tito GroupElectricalhttps://poriruacityelectrical.co.nz/
Sup ElectricalElectricalhttps://supelectrical.co.nz/
Ellison FinanceFinancehttp://www.ellisonfinance.co.nz/
Home Loans & Home Ownership PathwayFinancehttps://homeownership.org.nz/
Lioness WomenFitnesshttps://www.instagram.com/lioness.women/
The Lions DenFitnesshttps://www.instagram.com/tldtraining/
Centurion Athletic PerformanceFitnesshttps://www.instagram.com/centurionathlticperformance_nz/
CeeDubFitnessFitnesshttps://www.instagram.com/ceedubfitness/
Ja Rise FitnessFitnesshttps://www.instagram.com/ja_rise_fitness/
GrazyInTheBayzFood & Cateringhttps://grazeinthebayz.co.nz
Toru RoadFood & Cateringhttps://toruroad.nz
Aladdin’s Turkish CaféFood & Cateringhttps://www.aladdinsturkishcafe.co.nz/
FiloFood & Cateringhttps://www.facebook.com/FILOWELLINGTON
GRILLA BBQFood & Cateringhttps://www.facebook.com/grillabbq/
Pacific Soul Food CateringFood & Cateringhttps://www.facebook.com/pacificsoulfoodcatering
Samoa’s FinestFood & Cateringhttps://www.facebook.com/Samoas-Finest-824564090913291/
KFCFood & Catering
Parlei GrazeFood & Cateringhttps://www.instagram.com/parlei_graze/
Waiora CollectiveHealth & Wellbeinghttps://waioracollective.co.nz/
Tuialoaina LatuHealth & Wellbeinghttps://www.latu.ninja/
Pacific Lawn MowingLandscapinghttps://www.facebook.com/pacific.lawnmowingNZ/
Re-Alyn MeMassagehttps://www.facebook.com/realynmemassage/
NIULIFE Home LoansMortgage Brokershttps://www.facebook.com/niulifehomeloans/
Kingdom Sound StudioMusic Productionhttps://www.facebook.com/Kingdom-Sound-Studio-by-Fomai-Family-112047820582512/about/
JayDidNailsNail Salonhttps://www.facebook.com/jaydidnails/
Transformed PaintersPaintershttps://www.facebook.com/Transpainters/
styledbyamumParty Style & Hirehttps://www.facebook.com/styledbyamum/
Luxury DesignParty Style & Hirehttps://www.instagram.com/luxurydesignp4u/
Le MoanaPerforming Artshttps://www.facebook.com/LeMoanaDance
Sew PersonalPersonalised Sewinghttps://www.facebook.com/sewpersonalnz/
Kapai PlumbingPlumbinghttps://www.kapaiplumbing.co.nz/
Wellington PowdercoatersPowder Coatinghttps://www.facebook.com/Wellington-Powdercoaters-713676848833971/
One Agency Real EstateReal Estatewww.oneagencywellington.co.nz
Le AuteShopping & Retailhttps://www.facebook.com/Le-Aute-368915313257631/
Poi CreationShopping & Retailhttps://www.facebook.com/PoiCreation/
Aroz GemsShopping & Retailhttps://www.facebook.com/WildCrystalLover/
Hook & ClayShopping & Retailhttps://www.instagram.com/hookandclay/
Sanguine SuppliesShopping & Retailhttps://sanguinesupplies.com
Savage Origins TattooTattoo & Piercinghttps://www.facebook.com/FredVaoliko/
Mals The ArtistTattoo & Piercinghttps://www.facebook.com/malstheartist/
Manawa MokoTattoo & Piercinghttps://www.facebook.com/ManawaMoko/
Vianney ParataTattoo & Piercinghttps://www.facebook.com/vianneybrotoi/

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