The festival offered visitors their very first opportunity to check out a range of Pacific island products including crafts, noni juice from Samoa and Tonga, PNG coffee, skincare products from Fiji, cosmetics made from Solomon Islands honey and tamanu oil from Vanuatu.
The Pacific Islands Centre (PIC) sponsored the Festival and held ‘Pacific Marche’ to display and sell products from Pacific island countries to promote business and culture exchange.
Pacific Marche, which was held for the first time, included companies such as the Japan Pacific Islands Association, Pacific International, MG-Corporation, Rebula, and Sustainable Crew.
Businesses exchanged information about new products with the staff over the two day event recently.
PIC will continue to hold Pacific Marche at events that focus on the Pacific Islands and plans to expand the number of participating companies and products.
On the second day of the Pacific Cultural Arts Festival, the first Hula & Tahitian Dance Competition was held for students from primary school through to university students, with PIC presenting the Crystal Trophy as the ‘PIC Award’ for the best performing team.