To mark the Pasifika language weeks coming up, and to bring our Pacific communities together to share their stories, culture and knowledge, there’ll be a series of festivities including performances, music, crafts, food and even a Pool Party in the coming months.
To coincide with Rotuman Language Week (8-14 May), there’ll be a celebration of Rotuman Culture with performances at the Wellington Museum on Saturday 14 May from midday.
As part of Samoa Language Week (29 May – 4 June), there’ll be a special opportunity with a Pasifika Pool Party at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre on Saturday 28 May for everyone to celebrate Pacific culture, share knowledge and support Wellington as an inclusive, vibrant and creative capital.
The festivities will include performances by the Anamua Fou Dance Group, the Mafutaga Tagata Matutua Pacific Exercise Group, and a “Bomb” competition with prizes for the best manu.
On Saturday 4 June, there’ll also be two events for the whole whānau to experience the sights and sounds of Samoa with food, crafts, and performances at the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre and a dance group at the Wellington Museum.