Our Harbour Te Awarua-o-Porirua – Exhibition Open Day
Children’s Interactive Gallery, Pātaka
11am-3pm, Saturday 18 November 2017

We’re having a party to celebrate the opening of Pātaka’s new children’s interactive gallery, Our Harbour, on Saturday 18 November between 11am and 3pm. Families are invited to join us for a day of fun and hands-on activities and events, including:

– Nan and Tuna – a puppet show by String Bean Puppets
Nan and tuna have been friends for 70 years and now they both have one last important journey to make. But before they leave they need to find someone to care for the river. Puppets, shadows and water combine to tell the life story of NZs native longfin eel (tuna) who make their homes in our rivers.
– Badge-making
– Make a fish or tuna out of a plastic bottle
– Pot up a riparian plant
– And lots more to discover!

Look at Pātaka’s Facebook page and website for more information nearer the day.

There will also be some stalls in the atrium focusing on harbour restoration and conservation including information on what you can do to help the harbour.


Step into the story of life around Te Awarua-o-Porirua harbour with Pataka’s new interactive children’s gallery, Our Harbour.

Find out about some of the birds, fish and other creatures that have lived around the harbour for thousands of years, and also the people who have made Te Awarua-o-Porirua harbour their home. With specially-drawn colourful wall murals and objects from Pātaka’s history collection plus lots of interactive games, you can see how the harbour and life around it has changed over the years.

Illustration detail by Mat Tait (www.mattait.com)

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