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Athletes enjoy an evening of authentic Pacific cuisine and culture

Published: 1 May 2017

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board was proud to do its bit and give visitors in Auckland for the World Masters Games an authentic taste of the Pacific, while boosting local business.

The local board supported the Luau Experience event, which was  held at the Samoan Fale in Māngere  on 26 April, organised in association with the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). 

The board wanted to leverage the games being in town into a way to showcase the area’s rich Pacific culture but also promote local business.

“With thousands of people in Auckland for the games who will be looking to experience the culture of what the city has to offer, where better a place to do that but in south Auckland,” says local board member Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich.

 “As well as supporting opportunities for local cultures to shine, our local board is keen to see local businesses get an opportunity to benefit from large scale events like the games.”

Athletes from various parts of New Zealand, Cook Islands, Australia and as far away as Canada, were all treated to a sumptuous feast, while enjoying quality Pacific entertainers, fire dancers and cultural groups.