Community Programmes

Our community programmes are for children to older adults.

For bookings and enquiries please visit: or email Kathryn (PGS Manager ) direct at


The Lifetimers Leisure Club provides activities to help enrich and empower the lives of adults’ aged 50+.

The Club is operated by the Community Recreation staff of the Porirua City Council based at the Te Rauparaha Arena.

Full and half day trips give you the opportunity to explore, investigate and enjoy the Greater Wellington, Manawatu and Wairarapa regions.

We offer a range of outings 2 - 3 times month, either to places you haven't been to for a while or to hidden gems that you are yet to discover.

Recent outings have included gardens, historical sites, exhibitions, sanctuaries, "Operatunity shows", ferry trips and "Big Walks". Quite often we find an extra few minutes to hunt down a cafe for a cuppa and a bite to eat.

Plus, we regularly do evening outings for a night at the theatre, a ballet, or a musical. Travel to and from the venue by chartered bus means no parking hassles and a chance to chat with each other about the highlights afterwards.


You can join the Lifetimers Leisure Club by paying a 6 monthly or annual membership fee. In return you will receive a monthly newsletter and discounted prices on trips.


  • $10.00 for 6 Months
  • $18.00 for 1 Year 


Find out what’s coming up next by downloading the following:


Fees may be non-refundable.

All withdrawals must be made 2 working days prior to programme. Some programmes will not be refundable (if client withdraws) due to booking requirement i.e. if we have already booked tickets and/or van rental. Whilst we will make every effort to fill places should the situation arise, the original booker is responsible for costs if we are unable to do so.

If programme is cancelled due to low registrations or unforeseen circumstances (e.g. weather) and we make an informed decision to cancel programmes, all monies will be refunded.

Registration is confirmed with a Confirmation Sheet (received by hand at reception or in post). If you have not received a Confirmation Sheet there is no guarantee that we have received your registration especially if this has been sent by post.

If in doubt please check that you have been registered – either phone Te Rauparaha Arena Reception on (04) 237 1521 or Lynda McAndrew on (04) 237 3556. Please notify reception (or write on booking form) of any medical condition or disability (to allow us to provide the correct assistance and support).

Also, should you wish, we are happy to add an emergency contact to your file so that we can contact someone if the need arises.

Note: Any mail sent to Council may take up to a week to reach the Arena as it first goes to Council's mailing system.


For enquiries or more information:
phone: (04) 237 1521

HEHA Porirua aims to increase physical activity and reduce obesity through wide ranging and multiple actions.


Low cost and free opportunities to be active in the Porirua region.

HEHA Porirua works alongside key stakeholders and health providers to increase physical activity and address wider environmental issues.

Key Dates for 2019

Heha begins back Jan 29th 2019

  • HEHA Lite Pace Circuit Class at Te Rauparaha Arena: 9.30 am to 10.30 am
  • HEHA Lite Pace Circuit Class at Tawa Union Church: 9.30 am to 10.30 am



If you would like further information or would like to add your activities to this page, please contact:

HEHA Coordinator
Porirua City Council
Mobile: 027 286 4449

This page describes the Aquarobics classes run out of the Arena Aquatic Centre.

The aquarobics classes are designed to assist in body sculpting while exercising to music in the water.

With Aqua Combo you can always touch the bottom of the pool. It is a fun way to increase and maintain your fitness while singing along to great tunes.

Aqua Combo is designed to increase water confidence so is suitable for non-swimmers. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.


NOTE: Aquarobics will run during school term only.

Day Time Instructor
Monday (2 classes) 9.00 am & 9.50 am Sara
Tuesday (Hydromotion) 9.00 am AFC Instructor
Tuesday (Hydroblast) 7.00 pm AFC Instructor
Thursday 9.00 am Sara
Friday 9.00 am Sara


  • Aquarobics classes are $7.00 per class.
  • Arena Fitness members can swipe their gym pass for entry.
  • You can also use your Lifetimers Membership for a 10 trip discount ($55.00 for 10 classes).


For enquiries or more information:

phone: (04) 237 1521


Shake the Fat classes combine great music and low-impact moves together with resistance and step exercises to help you 'Shake the Fat'.

This is a fun way to exercise and suitable for all fitness levels.


Day Time
Mondays 7.30 pm (in the Studio)
   NO Bookings necessary


  • Shake the Fat classes are $7.00 per class – pay at Reception.
  • Or use your Lifetimers Membership for a 10 trip discount ($55.00 for 10 classes).
  • Join the Lifetimers Leisure Club - view information and registration form.


For enquiries or more information:
phone: (04) 237 1521