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24/10/12 to 27/10/12

Saralana Park, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Free to Public

Headling this stellar festival alongside featured bands from around the Pacific - 1 Drop (Solomon Islands), I Nu (Kanaky), Wild Marmalade (Australia) and more.



SYDNEY / Australia Message Sticks Festival Sydney Opera House FREE FILMS Playhouse SESSION #2 2pm - 5pm

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Fronted by Moana Maniapoto, with a significant input from Sir Tipene O’Regan, the documentary looks at 10 days in May 1820, when Russian explorers were forced by bad weather to moor in Queen Charlotte Sound. Maori in waka immediately came out to meet them. “It was a bit like strangers parking their caravan in your vegetable garden,” says Sir Tipene.
Film followed by Q&A with director Toby Mills and Moana Maniapoto



SYDNEY / Australia Message Sticks Festival Sydney Opera House Studio 8:15pm

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A gathering of ancient stories, chants, music and song, this evening concert unites women from three first nation cultures as they highlight their similarities and differences when it comes to the environment, spirituality and women's business. Only Moana & Trina are performing together Denise Bolduc / Gail Maurice (Canada First nation) and Emma Donovan / Ursula Yovich
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MURIWAI AUCKLAND / New Zealand - Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival - 10am - 6 pm Houghtons Bush Camp, 75 Motutara Rd,

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Music, art, kai and more just 35 minutes from the city at Muriwai, Auckland's most spectacular surf beach.
Set within native bush overlooking NZ's wildest West Coast Beach, the first Waitangi Day Muriwai Festival is a festival with a difference. bush. Just 35 minutes from Ponsonby Rd and a short walk from one of NZ's most spectacular surf beaches, Anika Moa, Moana & the Tribe, Maisey Rika, Pacific Curls, Nat Rose, Majic and many more will be singing the tune that ‘Every Day is Waitangi Day.’ Over 15 painters, photographers, sculptors, jewellers etc that live in and around Muriwai Beach will be creating new works for sale as part of a special Waitangi Day Exhibition. A hikoi to sacred sites at the venue and guests getting grilled onstage in ‘the Hot Seat, then a hangi-in-a-pie...something for everyone.
With all music, art, cuisine, korero and crafts acknowledging 'Every Day is Waitangi Day,' a strict zero waste, alcohol and smoke free policy AND limited ticket sales, the Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival kicks off 2012 on just the right note.
Bring a blanket to sit on. Free water (so bring something to put it in!) and free entry for under 12 years. Big thanks to Te Waka Toi (Creative NZ) and Auckland City Council mo te putea.
Oh, did we mention that ALL ticket proceeds go towards the fundraiser for the new Muriwai Lifesaving Club & Community Centre & an iwi project....

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