Wellington Pasifika Festival
The Wellington Pasifika Festival attracts over 15,000 people each year. It's a standout event in both the Wellington regional, and the national calendar.
The festival highlights our tight-knit Pacific communities, our arts, cultural and political landscape and user-friendly city parks and environments. It is an opportunity for all Pacific people to celebrate and share their knowledge, values and beliefs and supports the vision that Wellington is a vibrant, creative capital.
Experience the sights, sounds and flavours of the wider Pacific right here in Wellington. There will be delicious food to buy, free family-friendly activities, and performances by traditional and contemporary Pacific artists.
Watch out for events happening on the St Johns lawn including tivaevae (a form of artistic quilting), hula classes, and a Pacific storyteller.
Hop on board the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision bus at Pasifika and enjoy screenings of short films from past Siapo Cinema: Oceania Film Festivals.
12 noon –
- Blessing by Pastor Varani Komaisavai
- Welcome speech by Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito Tofae Su’a William Sio
12.15pm – Mauke Enua
12.25pm – St Teresa Tongan Youth Choir
12.35pm – Kiribati St Joseph Community
12.45pm – Wellington Solomon Islands Community
12.55pm – Wainuiomata Samoan Methodist Church Youth Group
1.05pm – Niue Wellington Youth
1.10pm – Porirua Methodist Church
1.20pm – Makatu’unga He’ofa Wellington Tongan Community
1.30pm – Tokelau
1.40pm – Vakaviti Group
1.50pm – Tupelega Talavou
2pm – Mafutaga Su’ifefiloi
2.10pm – Pacific Cuisine Cook Off
2.25pm – Mafutaga Tagata Matutua Exercise Group
2.35pm – Youngsolwara Poneke
2.45pm – Tyrun
2.55pm – KOA
3.10pm – Tautua Dance
3.25pm – Arasi Band
3.50pm – Punialava’a
4.30pm – Mojo Juju
5.15pm – Bella Kalolo