Auckland's iconic Pasifika Festival is on again this weekend.

For 26 years, the event has been showcasing the sights, sounds and tastes that make Pacific cultures so unique.

Organiser Ruth Woodbury says the Aotearoa stage has many new features this year.

“While we've got some visiting children from Washington state right now, Evergreen College, we've asked them if they'd like to step up so we've got some representative from Guahan, again physicalizing and strengthening those relationships right throughout Te Moana Nui ā Kiwa.”

Woodbury adds there are 11 villages, each representing a different Pacific Island culture, with delicious authentic foods, arts and crafts stalls and demonstrations, traditional and contemporary Pacific Island music & performances.

“Janine Clarke on Waiheke Island will be in with some of her new collections just fresh straight out of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The Moko Ink ladies will be down from K Road. So again fostering our local artists led real stalwarts that are doing stuff in the community by the community.”

Rain or shine the multitudes will still show up, it’s expected to be 60,000 to 100,000 people attending over this weekend.

Pasifika will commence today and end tomorrow.

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