Launched + ON FIRE!!

6 05 2011

The 2011 South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit was officially launched on Wednesday 4 May at Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku…

Auckland Council South’s Pacific Arts Coordinator, Ema Tavola, introducing the programme and thanking excellent project partners, AUT University, British Council, Creative New Zealand, Pecha Kucha Night, John Oyagawa Catering, Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Manukau Institute of Technology, NiuFM, Otara Music Arts Centre, Pacific Dance New Zealand, Papakura Art Gallery and Toi o Manukau!

Leilani Kake, Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai + Molly Pihigia

Pacific Arts Summit team with Councillor Alf Filipaina

Carla van Zon + Naomi Singer (Manager, Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku)

Gareth Farry (British Council) + Vinesh Kumaran

South Auckland’s own Mr Gene Rivers!

Monty Collins, Stacey Leilua + Tavai Faasavalu

Vela Manusaute + Ema Tavola

Suzanne Tamaki + James Pinker

Grace Hakaria and guests

Martin Leung-Wai + Filoi Vaila’au (Pacific Dance New Zealand)

Shigeyuki Kihara + Vela Manusaute

Daren Kamali + Christina Jeffery (Tautai Trust)

Leisa Siteine (Manager, Arts and Culture South, Auckland Council) + Ema Tavola

Rebecca Hobbs, Luisa Tora + Melissa Cole

Good times, peeps! Vinaka vakalevu for the support!

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