The 2021 Pasifika Festival is on Saturday 23 January. The festival attracts over 15,000 people each year and is a standout event in the Wellington regional and national calendar.
Take a tour of the Pasifika Island and sample the sounds and flavours special to each culture.
The festival highlights our tight-knit Pacific communities, our arts and culture, 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.
Your MC for the day is James Nokise.
12 noon – Blessing
12.15pm – Tiwhanawhana
12.25pm – Akatokomanava Association Rarotonga
12.35pm – Lalelei o le Laumua
12.45pm – Kiribati St Joseph Community
12.55pm – Makatu'unga He 'Ofa Tonga Community
1.05pm – Porirua Samoan Methodist Youth
1.15pm – Wellington Solomon Islands Community
1.25pm – Atuhau Tupuhake Niue Culture Group
1.35pm – Fiji Bloom
1.45pm – Vanuatu Wellington Community
1.55pm – Pacific Cuisine Cook Off
2.05pm – Mafutaga Tagata Matutua Senior Exercise Group
2:15pm – Tawa Methodist Youth Fellowship
2.25pm – Tautua Dance
2.35pm – Whitireia Rarotonga Dance Group
2.45pm – The Company NZ
3.05pm – Jamie and the Numbers
3.35pm – Ex-Nihilo Gospel Band
4.05pm – KaSEki
4.45pm – Ben Makisi
5.15pm – Israel Starr and Brownhill
6.00pm – Festival Ends