THU 11 OCT, 10AM - 5PM
ATRIUM 
FREE 

Join us for Fijian Language Week and enjoy the richness of Fiji's language and culture. 

On Thursday 11th October, Auckland Museum will celebrate with music and dance featuring local groups including Kelston Girls High School Fijian Group. 

Be sure to book in for the Pacific Collection Access Project (PCAP) Tours as we discover the stories hidden within our Fijian collection. These will run at 10.30am and 11am. 

To book contact Miriam Asloupe: masloupe@aucklandmuseum.com

Kelesitoni Kaiviti

Kelesitoni Kaiviti are a Fijian cultural group from Kelston Girls College, which is the only all girls state school in West Auckland. With a rich cultural diversity, Kelston Girls' provides students with opportunities to engage with their heritage cultures through events such as Polyfest and Fijian Language Week. The school's motto 'She's Worth It' reflects the value of staying connected to one's culture, as exemplified by these NZ born/raised Fijian young women. 

Lauan Breeze Meke Group 

Lauan Breeze Meke Group share their passion for their culture through dance and performing. The meke range from vakamalolo to fijian war dances and are performed by this all male group, who have been performing at weddings, birthdays, functions and church events. They use their passion for dance to show their love for God, family and to carry on the culture of dance from their ancestors. Vinaka vaka Levu

Schedule


10.30am      Pacific Collection Access Project tour 
11.00am       Pacific Collection Access Project tour 
11.40am       Waiata and opening prayer (Atrium)
12.00pm      MC Junior Cagiaceva (Atrium)
12.30pm      Kelesitoni Kaiviti 
1.00pm        Lauan Breeze Meke Group
1.30pm        Auckland Museum Waiata Group 
1.45pm        MC Junior Cagiaceva closing speech
                   Talatala Aminio Cagiaceva closing prayer