Pasifika's Opening Cancelled
Feb.19 Auckland Council's Pacific Peoples Advisory panel has been asked why has the 21 year old Pasifika Festival cancelled its opening ceremony? Is this the end of a joint community/council festival and now a corporate event? Traditionally openings are a must for such occassions! Contact us for a copy of the complaint letter....[enquire]
Feb.24 Win a copy of Dr.Teena Brown Pulu's book "SHOOT THE MESSENGER".Klick into contact us and provide your details. The book is on the riot reconstruction in Tonga.Don't miss out on the REAL story behind what has happened after the Riots of 2006....[enquire]
Help Avondale Kindergarden
18 Oct.Local businesses and people throughout Auckland are helping the Avondale Kindergarden with a Community Garden.Using recycled products like CDs,plastic bottles,tyres etc. Thanks to GULL, EASY GROW HYDROPONICS NEW LYNN and others for your sponsorship. contact us for more infor or call mesepa (021)0523954...[enquire]
Procare Life Style Coordinator. Waiata is arranging 3on3 Basketball, Health classes, interAction with refugee & migrant communities and community garden for Procare....[enquire]
Radically Sustainable Architecture seminars with Earthship founder Mike Reynolds 5-7th July
Michael Reynolds will share his groundbreaking 'Earthship' sustainable building technology in three presentations in Auckland. Bookings are now open for this unique opportunity to meet the star of the documentary film "The Garbage Warrior" Tickets can be purchased from: Refer to the Waiata Events page and the link below for more details. Please help us spread the word about this event....[enquire]
Aug.23. We are proud to be associated with the Global PEACE DAY live event planned globally for UN Peace Day 21st September. REGISTER your support on and like the page. Waiata will also have regular updates here like the NZFoundation's recent Cool School Symposium....[enquire]
Tiki Hunia's Tangi,
Tiki Hunia's tangi was well attended by family and friends from Australia,Hong Kong,the South Pacific including all of Aotearoa held in Te Teko,south west of auckland. We heard how Tiki sacrificed his life not only to protect his wife Niki but others. The ultimate... For more details contact mother Gloria @ 0210770745 or dad Alan on 02102319482. Thanks to all those that donated in attendance on Friday's bungavard farewell. Malo Paul walker,Paul of Holidaymakers and spenz HERBS,lawyers Jeremy...[enquire]
Mana - No to deep sea oil
Panther Party
Waiata @ Pasifika festival again
10 march 2011 Again Waiata's founder is Stage managing the 2011 Pasifika Festival(PF)Opening night concert(ONC), Unfortunately due to major changes in the new Council, the CONCH proposal m,entioned before is postponed hopefully for installation in 2012....[enquire]
PiBAC chairman on Pacific people's Panel
10 March 2011 Waiata Artist Trust founder Will 'Ilolahia ELECTED Chairman of PiBAC (Pacific Islands Board Auckland City) in September 2011 is now representing Pibac on Auckland supercity's Mayor Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel. A recipient of the Council "Good Citizens" Award in 2007 Will is one of 3 Tongan reps. on PiBac and now 2 in the panel...[enquire]
26 March. Congratulations to the following winners to the KOLOHE KAI Youth Show at Logan Campbell centre, Greenlane.William Mann -Freemans Bay, Caroline Hiliate -Papatoetoe,Liz Sharp -Kingsland, Taniana Eruera -Titirangi and Aaliyah Tuimalatu -Otahuhu....[enquire]
Creative Workshop Australia
8 Nov.Mesepa Edwards, Waiata's Creative Director tutored a very successful singing workshop in Yarrahappini NSW Australia. Her passion for using music, art,dance and drama as a tool to work with people drew favourable comments from participants as far away as Jamaica So much so the Samoan/Maori artist has been asked to return in the new year. Nice one Sepa! For more comments refer below...[enquire]
1 FEB. Melbourne dubmonsters Red Eyes peforming at New venue Thirsty Dog,469 K Rd.SUNDAY 8pm. Send in you details to or text 0276368359 for Double tickets. Hurray competition closes soon....[enquire]
Merata Mita RIP
4th May 2010 Polynesia's best filmaker Merata Mita was farewelled by a very large crowd including friends from thoughout the world at pukehina marae by te Puke. Just 4 weeks ago Mereta confirmed as Producer for the upcoming PPP movie. she will be sorely missed... Posted: Saturday 5 June 2010...[enquire]
Owairaka Community Garden
25 OCT 2010.Labour Day.Thanks to Thelma Cooper & her NEWLSC group the garden has been weeded so today Waiata volunteers and board members started planting.But hey, some community members had already put in their crops. Thanks to you.A visiting local Indian family were overwhelmed when they were given free Kale for their sick mother. (Picture on right - When community garden was at full bloom in 2007...[enquire]
PANTHER PARTY...september 12th
Highlight of the party was first time ta'olunga (Tongan dance) by 6 year old Tiara 'Ilolahia, the granddaughter of PPP members Elaine and Will and visitng DJ from Australia DJ Demian. Over $1500 was raised for the proposed trip to the Internatioanl Panther conference to be held in Tanzania,Africa 18-20th September 2009...[enquire]
Will gains 82% of registered voters
7th April Waiata's founder has now for the 4th time gained the highest number of votes for an elected Tongan representative in NZ. On 31st March PiBAC held their Tongan representatives elections where Will gained 82% of the received voters. There were more voters but Pibac's vice chairperson took the voting box prematurely. Picture. Will and oldest daugther Jaunnie who works in the film/events industry in Sydney,Australia...[enquire]
Win Sione2 movie tickets
13 Jan 2012 HURRAY !!!Send in your contact details to Sione2 competition,Samoa Observer,333G East Tamaki Rd,Chapel Downs,Auckland or email and you will be in the draw for double tickets to show....[enquire]
1 Nov. Do you need to know more about the referendum that is to be held on elections day 26th November ? For updates visit or if you need a Pacific explanation email or phone (+6427) 6368359. We are here to help...[enquire]
18 February 2011.Congrats to Sui MoiMoi of Mt.Albert and Savili Eruera of Grey Lynn, Auckland in winning tickets to Raggamuffin. Get your copy of this week's NZPacific newspaper for our report and pix thanx to Hannah Samson of Ponsonby. If you need to know were to get copies just call 2732050 or email[enquire]

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