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Ipu Moana

Ipu Moana: Celebrate Pasifika

Students will explore some of the unique celebrations and ceremonies that Pacific people practise in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Cost
$8 per student for a two-hour session
Availability
Terms 1–4, Mon and Tue, 2017
New Zealand Curriculum
The Arts: levels 1 - 4
Social Sciences: levels 1 - 4

Students will explore some of the unique celebrations and ceremonies that Pacific people practise 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.

In this programme students will:

  • engage with handling objects that are part of these exciting celebrations
  • explore the traditions, histories and stories of these ceremonies
  • participate in the preparations of gifts, music and dance.