At the end of November 2023, the Creek will have a brand new community space to use, located between the Cannons Creek shops and ‘The Cage’. Named after the pacific slit drum (common across Pacific nations), Tē Pātē has been fitted out with a kitchenette, heat pump, drinking fountain, seating and free WIFI. With an accessible ramp, deck and capacity for up to 20 people inside and more outside, it’s a great little space for small groups or individuals to come together.
Tē Pātē Community Space has been created in response to the community’s aspiration for the area. In early 2020, a group of community members approached Te Rā Nui – Eastern Porirua Development about the need for a free to use local space for rangatahi and wider community– and we happily took up the challenge.
To mark the opening of Tē Pātē Community Space there will be a blessing on Monday 27 November at 10.00 am, followed by an open day and week of activities.
So why not come down and check out the new space in your backyard?
Porirua Timebank kaitiaki group will be opening the space at different times of the day throughout the week for people and groups to drop in, see the space and kōrero over a cuppa about activities they might want to hold there.
Can’t make during the day in the open week? All good. Tē Pātē will also be open during Creekfest for anyone who may want to get away from the noise of the stage area, just sit down and have a cuppa, rest between food carts, or with tired bubs. There will also be pavement chalk available during Creekfest to draw and write to brighten up the area around the community space.
For more information and to keep up to date follow us on facebook.com/Poriruadevelopment or drop into our Te Rā Nui Local Community Info Hub, 26 Warspite Avenue.