Buses leave for the Dowse and Expressions, in the Hutt Valley, and Te Papa every 30 minutes and to the Mahara Gallery in Waikanae every 45 or 60 minutes. Each gallery is open from 4pm till 10pm and entry is free. A model shows off one of Louise Stichbury’s creations. Pataka, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua. We Built This City – a look at Porirua’s first 50 years as a city, till Sept 20. Serve: A new recipe for sacrifice – by artist Kingsley Baird, till Aug 30. Turturu - by weaver Kohai Grace. till June 28. Playing with Colour – by ceramic artist Wi Taepa, till July 12. Woodturning Plus Exhibition, Bottle Creek Gallery, July 2 till August 2. Mana Little Theatre, 9 Sunset Pde, Plimmerton – a new twist on Macbeth. July 1 till 4. Phone 233 2235 for bookings. Evening of Jazz with Kevin Clark and Fran Barton, July 11, 8pm. Bookings on 233 8202. Tickets $20. Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua. Wellington regional secondary schools kapa haka competition, July 2, 8am. Tickets from $9 at arena reception. Pataka, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua. The Penguin and the Sea Monster, a puppet show by Anna Bailey from String Bean Puppets. July 3, 4.30pm. The show is for families and children over 4. Entry free. Ngati Toa School, 44 Piko St, Por. Travelling Film Show celebrating 20 films made between 1932 and 2004. School hall from 5.30pm.
Lyndhurst Park, Tawa. Tawa v Hutt OB Marist, Jubilee Cup rugby, July 4, 2.45pm. Ngatitoa Domain, Mana. Paremata Plimmerton v Avalon, Hardham Cup rugby July 4, 2.45pm. Maidstone Park, Upper Hutt. Nth U v U Hutt, Hardham Cup rugby, July 4, 2.45pm. Te Whiti Park, Waiwhetu. St George Dragons v Te Aroha, prem rugby league, July 4, 2.30pm. Wise Park, Wainui. Porirua Vikings v Wainui, prem rugby league, July 4, 2.30pm Endeavour 1, Whitby. Western Suburbs v Olympic, Cent League football, July 4, 2.30pm. Hutt Park, Lower Hutt. Tawa v Stop Out, Cent League football, July 4, 2.30pm.