Pasifika Festival in Auckland

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Tens of thousands of people have turned up last weekend to celebrate the Pasifika Festival.
The Pasifika Festival is a Pacific Islands-themed festival held annually in Western Springs, Auckland. It is the biggest open air festival in Auckland.
The festival presents a wide variety of cultural experiences, including traditional cuisine and performances from Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Tangata Whenua (New Zealand Maori).
The 11 Pacific Island villages have their own performance stage and market setting, each with a unique vibe.
The Pasifika festival was extra important for the Fijian village.
Usually there would be up to 15 businesses from Fiji at the festival but after Cyclone Winston devastated the island nation last month only five have managed to make it this year.
The Fijian village was fundraising for families and friends who’ve had their homes and lives devastated by Cyclone Winston.
The festival was relocated last year to Hayman Park in Manukau due to the discovery of a small population of Australian fruit fly which put restrictions on the movement of fresh produce out of the Grey Lynn area which included Western Springs Park.

Cyclone Winston Devastates Fiji

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  1. My sister angnus perform on pasifika and polly
    I like there samoan and cookisland dance but 1 thing that i like is that
    how two boy betented to be the oou laughing samoans

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