Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti
Treasures from Fiji were the second collection group to be explored as part of the Pacific Collection Access Project. The Fiji Collection includes over 1500 objects. 'Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti' is the name the Fijian community has gifted to the project.
The project was officially launched on Saturday 1 October 2016.
Tarisi Vunidilo, from Natokalau, Yawe and Kadavu, a Professional Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Auckland says:
"Involving our youths in this project is vital and to see many attending and participating in the cultural dancing and singing on Saturday [the day of the project launch] was so inspiring. I look forward to working with our young people and our elders in capturing their stories to be included in our Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti Museum Project”