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The Pasi­fika Fes­ti­val has been held at West­ern Springs since it be­gan in 1993, apart from this year’s last-minute move to Manukau due to the fruit fly out­break.

The fes­ti­val was cre­ated by Auck­land City Coun­cil and the South Pa­cific Is­land Na­tions Devel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion in 1992, with the orig­i­nal aim to bring Pa­cific Is­land com­mu­ni­ties closer to­gether and to cel­e­brate the rich­ness and va­ri­ety added to Auck­land’s cul­ture, val­ues and life­style.

ATEED has run the event since 2011, this year through pri­vate events com­pany The Or­ange Group. ATEED put $350,000 into Pasi­fika this year, the same amount as it did in 2013 and 2014. Last year 77,000 peo­ple showed up to the event at West­ern Springs over two days.

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