Moore Wilson's Porirua

Monday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Tuesday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Wednesday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Thursday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Friday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Saturday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Sunday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Kenepuru Drive, Kenepuru

04 237 8320

An institution and a household name in Wellington, not many people know that Moore Wilson’s is also a stalwart of Porirua’s grocery scene.

Offering all the trappings of its more central sister store, the Porirua branch delivers an authentic Moore Wilson’s experience to locals, all under one roof. Browsing the clean, spacious aisles and perusing the vast range of fresh and bulk goods on offer, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were on Tory Street.

That’s until you take a closer look and notice the subtle differences that help this Moore Wilson’s store carve out its own character. Miramar’s Human Dynamo Studio, led by Sue Dorrington, was tasked with the fit-out of the food kiosk, which is dominated by a Japanese-style mural of Mana Island - the perfect backdrop for enjoying the Miki Sushi available on site.

Further along, custom-made wayfinding signs guide you to the wine, beer, and spirits section. The design of this area is inspired by the vibes of the Mana boatsheds, with the one of the highlights being a counter styled as a vintage wooden launch.

A weekend trip to check out the fresh market department is a staple on many locals’ to-do lists, with all the fresh fruit, vegetables, seafood, and artisan breads you need. Or, if you’ve already got an eye on that party you’re hosting next week, stop by the foodservice section to pick up your bulk essentials, the kitchen and homeware department has you covered for all your cooking and serving needs - and don’t forget your wine.

With its sizeable range of fresh, quality goods made accessible to the everyday household shopper, a trip here rewards you with a true Moore Wilson’s experience, with a dash of Porirua flair.

Words by John Son & Photography by Anna Briggs

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Kenepuru Drive, Kenepuru