Pasifika Festival

9 February 2010

There'll be a chance to savour the Pacific this weekend (13.02.10) at a festival aimed at giving Wellingtonians the authentic Pacific experience.

You can taste the food that's rarely seen outside the Pacific community, see crafts that are usually only available in Pacific countries, and see and hear some of the best Pacific singing and dancing outside the islands.

It's all part of the Niu FM Positively Pasifika Festival, which involves communities from seven island nations - the Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu.

The food ranges from palusami, oka and poke banana to umu - food steam-cooked within rocks, not to mention the famous (and huge) Cook Island donuts.

Each country will have an arts and crafts stall, with the Cook Islands threatening to steal the show with their sought-after black pearls and soaps.


  • 10.30am - 5.00pm
  • Pacific food available from 9.00am
  • Saturday 13 February 2010
  • Waitangi Park