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Titahi Bay is a suburb of Porirua in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located at the foot of a short peninsula along the west coast of the Porirua Harbour, to the north of Porirua city centre. The suburb's population in 2006 was 7,524.
The area was settled by Māori for many years before the arrival of Europeans, and several pa sites are located nearby. The area was also the site of many inter-iwi conflicts, notably in the 1820s, when the area was invaded by the followers of Te Rauparaha.
The first European residents were whalers operating from Korohiwa, between Titahi Bay and Komanga Point.
Titahi Bay Beach
Titahi Bay is one kilometre from end to end and forms a bay.
Surfing is a popular activity at Titahi Bay. Titahi Bay is a beach break that can be surfed on all tides and during periods of onshore winds is generally the time to go there. The surf breaks have a vast array of size and skill sets. From the Rocks (1.5–2 m) to the famous Locals (1-2m) to the Fishermans (inside 2-3m, outside 3-5m) Mainly all on North-Westerly swell direction. This all changes when South swell arrives, different breaks from different swell direction.
A Surfing club has operated for over 30 years. Two NZ champions originate from T-Bar.
The Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club is located in the centre of the bay.
The boat sheds at the northern and southern ends of the beach are often featured in photographs of the area.
The fossilised remains of a forest from the Pleistocene era are located at Titahi Bay and form an intertidal reef. The forest was dominated by podocarps and tree-ferns and dates from the last interglacial period 150,000–70,000 years ago.
Titahi Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade
Founded in 1945, the Titahi Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade operates an Iveco EuroCargo ML120E Type 2 (Medium Pump) Appliance and currently has 20 volunteer Firefighters. The Titahi Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade operates in the New Zealand Fire Service's Fire Region 3.
Porirua Little Theatre
Bus routes servicing Titahi Bay:
Runs between Titahi Bay and Johnsonville Railway Station.
Runs between Titahi Bay and Ascot Park.
Educational facilities in Titahi Bay:
Sporting organisations in Titahi Bay:
- Titahi Bay Boating Club
- Titahi Bay Bowling Club
- Titahi Bay Golf Club
- Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club
- Titahi Bay Tennis Club
- Titahi Bay Boxing Club
- Titahi Bay Surfers (Porirua Surfing Troupe Inc.)
Titahi Bay fishermans Club
Notable residents of the suburb have included rugby league forward Ron Farrell, olympic runner Sean Wade, International golfer Michael Campbell, New Zealand popstar Rob Arnold from the chart topping group Boyband, TV/Radio personality Gary McCormick, New Zealand Film and Television actor Emmett Skilton and Writer/Painter Ellinore Ginn. Musician Matt Chicoine (aka Recloose) lived in Titahi Bay prior to moving to Auckland.
Craig Snook "King of the Corner 2012" Surfing Competition
The cliffs along Titahi Bay have a history of rock climbing. Titahi Bay became the most popular rock-climbing spot in the Wellington area in the 1940s.
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- New Zealand International Film Festivals
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- Porirua Little Theatre
- Former American Marines Hall
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