General Information


You will be announced by your first, middle and last name as it appears on official documents. Full legal names are printed in the graduation book and on all certificates.

Guest tickets

Graduands do not require tickets; only their guests do. Graduands are guaranteed up to four tickets, and requests for extra tickets will be provided based on venue capacity and fairness to other requests. Tickets for guests are not allocated for specific seats or areas. Ushers will be on hand to direct guests.  These will be provided when you collect your regalia.

Marshalling Number

Closer to the ceremony you will receive your marshalling number via email and text. This determines the order in which you will proceed into the auditorium and across the stage.


Te Rauparaha Arena has 220 free car parking spaces available within the main parking area. Where anticipated demand for onsite parking will exceed the car parks available onsite, there is free kerbside parking on Heriot Drive, Wi Neera Drive and Norrie Street within a 5 minute walk. There are also a number of other free parking spaces throughout  Porirua City.

Street parking near the Michael Fowler Centre is very limited and is often a two hour maximum. We recommend if you are driving that you use a nearby parking building.

Disabled access and seating

If you have a guest with special seat requirements, i.e they are in a wheelchair or need someone seated close by for assistance, please email or at least two weeks’ prior to the Ceremony to make arrangements.



Please note there will not be a procession at this graduation.