Happening this weekend: Pasifika Festival
Twenty-five years of Pasifika means even greater cause for celebration.
Two days (Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March), 220 performance groups and 11 different villages bring myriad Pacific groups together in the South Pacific’s largest city: Auckland. Marking 25 years of the Pasifika Festival, 2017’s celebrations will be extra-special. To name just a few of the events that will be making waves during the weekend, check out the Aotearoa Village for looping, rapping and singing, the Hawaii Village for hula dancing and a Hawaiian fashion show, the Tahiti Village for a heck of a lot of dancing or the Niue Village for lalaga koto kautaha (basket weaving), he niu (coconut husking) and volu niu (coconut scraping).
A top park: Wenderholm Regional Park