Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua City

The Criminal Justice Summit venue is 20km from Wellington CBD and 30km from Wellington Airport. It's is an easy drive or conveniently accessible by public transport.

The name Te Rauparaha Arena comes from the original great chief of Ngāti Toa and leader of Ngāti Raukawa - Te Rauparaha.

In 1821 he played a prominent role in the migration of the Ngāti Toa to the Kapiti Coast. Te Rauparaha was one of the Māori chiefs that signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. 

Te Rauparaha Arena includes a range of conference venue facilities, an onsite cafe, a fitness centre and an aquatic centre.

The summit will be held in the arena's stadium, theatre and meeting rooms.


Porirua is a city in the Wellington Region, and one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area. It almost completely surrounds Porirua Harbour at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast. Pauatahanui Inlet, the eastern inlet of the harbour, is notable for its world-class estuarine values. The population is approximately 55,000.

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