Expo shap­ing as a cracker

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

The 2015 Porirua Expo on Satur­day will be big­ger and bet­ter than ever, says Aleisha Rouse, membership and events manager of Porirua Cham­ber of Com­merce.

First run in 2011, the expo has grown an­nu­ally in at­trac­tions, busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions, and also in at­ten­dance.

The expo was de­signed as a show­case for Porirua’s busi­nesses, or­gan­i­sa­tions, ac­tiv­i­ties, com­mu­nity groups and sports.

‘‘ Last year we had about 5000 at­tend and we would love to see that trend con­tinue,’’ Rouse said.

‘‘ We’ve in­cor­po­rated ev­ery­thing un­der one roof for one day to cre­ate one big expo.

‘‘ It’s ev­ery­thing Porirua. From busi­nesses like Mitre 10 Mega to small busi­nesses to sports teams. It’s a re­ally wide range of things.’’

Rouse said one thing that would be dif­fer­ent this year was the in­clu­sion of the ca­reers expo.

She said this year’s expo would be spe­cial be­cause 2015 was Porirua’s 50th an­niver­sary.

The expo is or­gan­ised by the Porirua Cham­ber of Com­merce and Porirua City Coun­cil.

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