A fortnight ago, New Zealand's popular 'Pasifika Festival', which is held annually at the Western Springs in Auckland, were host to Port Wine Guest House, from Neiafu, Vava'u.
The festival is a popular celebration that showcases Pacific Islander and Polynesian heritage, culture and tradition through a variety of food and handicraft stalls set up, as well as traditional dance and floor-shows. Port Wine proudly presented what Vava'u had to offer, showcasing our traditional Tongan handicrafts to the New Zealand locals.
Among the guests to the festival were the esteemed Honorable Princess Lupepau'u. Her majesty spent some time at Port Wine's stall, speaking to Tai and Salote about the festival itself and the importance of the traditional Tongan handicrafts found in Port Wine's stall. The festival was a great success all round; with Port Wine able to showcase some of the art that the local artists in Vava'u have to offer.
The 2016 Pasifika Festival was a great display of Pacific Islander heritage; showcasing differing cultures all over the Pacific. From Hawai'i to Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti, and of course, Tonga, the Pasifika Festival was a great chance to show off Polynesia's best music, food, arts and dance to the wider Auckland community. Below are some more photos that Port Wine managed to take throughout the event!
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