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
Maori Arts GalleryArt
Elsdon MotorsAutomotive Repairs
Fa’apo Style CutsBarbershop
Who’s NextBarbershop
YAMI The BarberBarbershop
1nine7two PoriruaBeauty Salon
Beauty BoutiqueBeauty Salon
Beauty RehabBeauty Salon
Bubu’s DLUX Lashes & BrowsBeauty Salon
Elle LashesBeauty Salon
Jen Harrpa Hairdressing & ExtensionsBeauty Salon
Lashed x AbaBeauty Salon
Lash OasisBeauty Salon
Siobhan Samuel HairstylingBeauty Salon
Sorelle Beauty NZBeauty Salon
Wairua Hair & BeautyBeauty Salon
Lynnaire’s BeautiqueBeauty Salon
Ombre’Beauty Salon
Meet Me In MoroccoBeauty Salon
Bethel Hair & BeautyBeauty Salon
Lashes By GenaBeauty Salon
Girl NativeBeauty/Cosmetic/Personal Care
Be + HumbleBeauty/Cosmetic/Personal Care
Mama D’s Made With ArohaBeauty/Cosmetic/Personal Care
Café KaizenCafé
Mahi CaféCafé
SweetAs CoffeeCafé
Connect GlobalCall Centre
AWA HawaikiClothing
Disdeejay ClothingClothing
Bay Thrift NZClothing
Sciascia ConstructionConstruction
OhakiCultrural Gift Store
Te Herenga CollectionCultrural Gift Store
L’DesignDesign & Print
Sweet ATMDesserts
Fryday DonutsDesserts
Sweet EmpireDesserts
Suka SweetsDesserts
Baking by BDesserts
Samoana Early Education Development ServicesEducation
Te Hao ServicesEducation
Tito GroupElectrical
Sup ElectricalElectrical
Ellison FinanceFinance
Home Loans & Home Ownership PathwayFinance
Lioness WomenFitness
The Lions DenFitness
Centurion Athletic PerformanceFitness
Ja Rise FitnessFitness
GrazyInTheBayzFood & Catering
Toru RoadFood & Catering
Aladdin’s Turkish CaféFood & Catering
FiloFood & Catering
GRILLA BBQFood & Catering
Pacific Soul Food CateringFood & Catering
Samoa’s FinestFood & Catering
KFCFood & Catering
Parlei GrazeFood & Catering
Waiora CollectiveHealth & Wellbeing
Tuialoaina LatuHealth & Wellbeing
Pacific Lawn MowingLandscaping
Re-Alyn MeMassage
NIULIFE Home LoansMortgage Brokers
Kingdom Sound StudioMusic Production
JayDidNailsNail Salon
Transformed PaintersPainters
styledbyamumParty Style & Hire
Luxury DesignParty Style & Hire
Le MoanaPerforming Arts
Sew PersonalPersonalised Sewing
Kapai PlumbingPlumbing
Wellington PowdercoatersPowder Coating
One Agency Real EstateReal
Le AuteShopping & Retail
Poi CreationShopping & Retail
Aroz GemsShopping & Retail
Hook & ClayShopping & Retail
Sanguine SuppliesShopping & Retail
Savage Origins TattooTattoo & Piercing
Mals The ArtistTattoo & Piercing
Manawa MokoTattoo & Piercing
Vianney ParataTattoo & Piercing


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