Pasifika festival at Mahurangi East

There will be a $100 gift voucher for the best dressed stall holder.

Mahurangi East Community Centre will host a mini Pasifika festival and market celebrating the culture of Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Saturday, March 28, from 4pm to 8pm.

The event will highlight the indigenous cultures of the five provinces of PNG.

There will be a range of food stalls, as well as arts, crafts, quality used clothing and live demonstrations.

Items on sale include Labanda Teko bags and PNG-style “flap flap” sarongs, Pāua Paul’s exotic carved masks, Colleen Kangwai books and hangi packs.

The event is being run as a fundraiser for the Labanda Teko not-for-profit society, directed by Madeline Holland of Snells Beach.

Madeline has recently assisted people in Papua New Guinea to set up a school, providing a building and resources.

The group is also seeking work opportunities in New Zealand to enable them to earn and send money home to support their families.

For information on the festival or to book a stall contact

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