PNG Bilum products showcased in New Zealand

PNG Bilum products are being showcased at the Pasifika Festival which commenced today in New Zealand, Western Springs Lakeside Park.

This traditional product is among other Pacific Island cultures displayed at what is considered the biggest celebration of Pacific Island culture and heritage in the world.

The presence of the Bilum products was made possible by Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) NZ through its Pacific Path to Market programme.

It is a structured approach to helping businesses entering the New Zealand market.

It is a two day event which will stretch through the weekend from March 25 to 26.

The iconic Pasifika Festival also celebrates its 25th birthday so with free entry, there are more than 220 performance groups and 60,000 visitors expected.

According to the website, Western Springs Park will be transformed into 11 villages representing different Pacific Islands. Each village has a distinctly different vibe. From the peaceful setting of the Niue and Tuvalu villages, Hawaii’s smokey BBQ delights; the Aotearoa, Cook Island and Samoa villages. They are renowed for their stage performances.

There will be a special 25th birthday showcase performance featuring Resonate, who will be performing their famous ‘Moana Mash Up’, based on the latest Disney movie, it has over a million views on You Tube! 

Gloria Bauai