Pacific Showcase at The Cloud

BRIDGET JONES
Last updated 05:00 18/01/2013
Pasifika
MICHAEL BRADLEY/ Fairfax NZ

PACIFIC PLAYLAND: The Cloud will host a range of events and performances related to Pacific Island culture, food and families.

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Auckland's waterfront will become a Pacific paradise for more than a month, starting early February.

The Pacific Showcase will blend culture and cuisine with Pacific food, artisan products, design, art and live performances at The Cloud each Saturday from February 2.

It was first staged in September 2011, attracting close to 40,000 visitors.

Run by the Pacific Cooperation Foundation, the event will have a different theme each week.

Music and live performances will be the focus on February 2, with dance, music, weaving, and Tatau (tattoo) by Samoan artist Corey Weir along with Sylvia Marsters.

On February 9 it's all about food and drink, with demonstrations from Pacific cuisine specialist Robert Oliver, whose 2011 book Me'a Kai - The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific was the winner of Best Cookbook in the World at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris.  

On the third Saturday, February 16, family is at the heart of the day with activities, an art zone, face painting and trips in a Waka.  

On March 2 there is a chance to explore the impact of travel and tourism on the Pacific area, while the final day, March 9, will highlight Pacific fashion, health and beauty.

The Pacific Showcase

WHEN: Each Saturday from February 2 - March 9, 8am - 5pm

WHERE: The Cloud

Entry is free.

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