Press Release – Pasifika Festival
Kia ora, talofa lava, malo e lelei, ni sa bula vinaka, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, kam na mauri, taloha ni, ia orana, talofa, hello. Perfect weather is forecast for this weekend, and with more than 1,500 performers, 150 food dishes and 220 stalls, …Media advisory
8 March 2013
Pasifika Festival turns 21 tomorrow
Kia ora, talofa lava, malo e lelei, ni sa bula vinaka, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, kam na mauri, taloha ni, ia orana, talofa, hello.
Perfect weather is forecast for this weekend, and with more than 1,500 performers, 150 food dishes and 220 stalls, Pasifika Festival is set to be one of the biggest yet.
Visit www.aucklandnz.com/pasifika for full event programme information.
Like us at www.facebook.com/PasifikaFestival to receive regular updates and photos throughout the two-day event.
Saturday 9 March:
• 10am to 5pm – Western Springs is home to Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, Tahiti, Kirbati, Tuvalu and Aotearoa. Each village will offer food, art, dance and music.
Sunday 10 March:
• 9am to 10am – Enjoy a special combined church service celebrating Pacific culture and faith
• 10am to 4pm – Experience the culture of villages positioned around Western Springs Park.
If you need to bring your car, parking is available at Unitec Mt Albert Campus (entry at Gate 4). A free shuttle will leave for Western Springs Park every 30 minutes from outside Gladstone Primary on Carrington Road.
Proceeds from fundraising at the 2013 Pasifika Festival will be donated to Make a Wish New Zealand which supports children with life threatening illnesses.
Pasifika Festival is entirely smoke free.
If you are seeking additional information or interviews with event organisers and performers, please contact Chris Gregory on details below who will be on-site throughout the weekend.
Note to editors
• Pasifika Festival is sponsored by Frucor, Tip Top, 2 Degrees, AUT University and Smokefree. The festival is supported by media partners Pacific Media Network, Mai FM and Fairfax, as well as Mercury Energy, GLO-BUG, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Tourism and the US Embassy.