Ipu Moana: Celebrate Pasifika Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Availability Terms 3 - 4, available Mon and Tue Ipu Moana means 'ocean calabash'. This term embodies aspects of the vibrant and unique cultural traditions of peoples throughout the Pacific Ocean. In this programme we explore some of the unique celebrations and ceremonies that Pacific people practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Learn the meanings and interpretations embedded in the hair-cutting ceremony of the Cook Islands or the ear-piercing ceremony of Niue. A collection-based learning experience where students participate in preparations of gifts/presents, music and dance.