Plan BETA are producing visual content for Waitangi Day & Pasifika in Wellington for 2018; NJL production (stage, LX & Audio); MonstaVision for LED big screens...


Plan BETA & NJL leveraged the ability to access exclusive content for the festival repertoire with Fiji, Salmonella Dub & Tomorrow People to gain preferred supplier for production on the prime Wellington City Events.

"Increasing production values was the first goal & we have been able to double the equipment & quality previously provided for the same budgets as they have had in the past." says Production Manager Aaron Hobman.

The programme for Waitangi Day & Pasifika is high value & has been a coup for the Council - mainly due to the efforts of Event Manager Suzanne Tamaki.  To secure Fiji for Pasifika & Salmonella Dub for Waitangi Day - with the seminal Dub band of Aotearoa playing to thousands for their 25th birthday reunion events & due to play the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast... simply amazing!


Celebrate our national day with friends and whānau. There will be kai and kapa haka, as well as live music to keep you entertained.

Te Rā o Waitangi programme

9am, Tuesday 6 February 2018
Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington waterfront

 9am Hangi lowered into pit, Wharewaka terraces

 9.30am Formal opening by the Mayor, welcome by the Chairs of Wellington Tenths Trust, Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke
 Charitable Trust and the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, in front of the waka house

 9.45am Traditional Waka Salute, Whairepo Lagoon

 10am Te Roopu Raranga o Manaia weaving demonstration, inside the waka house all day

 11am Kapa Haka - learn Wellington's haka Kupe Hautoa and public practice, Atea near the statue of Kupe

 11.30am Kura Ahurea artwork exhibition, Makaaro Room

 12 noon Hangi is lifted, Wharewaka terraces

 2pm Music entertainment, outside Karaka cafe

12 noon–7.30pm, Tuesday 6 February 2018
Waitangi Park, Wellington waterfront

 12 noon Opening blessing by Ātiawa Taranaki Whānui

  Official speech by Ātiawa Taranaki Whānui Chair, Wayne Mulligan

  Official speech by his Worship, Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester

 12.20pm Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna

 12:45pm Te Kura Māori o Porirua

 1.20pm Whirimako Black

 2pm Rei

 2:40pm  Kirsten Te Rito

 3:25pm Rob Ruha & The Witch Dr

 4:20pm Tomorrow People

 5:35pm Alien Weaponry

 6:35pm Salmonella Dub Soundsystem

 7:30pm  Kua mutu te kaupapa (event finishes)


The Wellington Pasifika Festival attracts over 15,000 people each year. It's a standout event in both the Wellington regional, and the national calendar.

The festival highlights our tight-knit Pacific communities, our arts, cultural and political landscape and user-friendly city parks and environments. It is an opportunity for all Pacific people to celebrate and share their knowledge, values and beliefs and supports the vision that Wellington is a vibrant, creative capital.

Pasifika Festival 2018

12 noon–6pm Saturday 20 January 2018
Odlins Plaza

Experience the sights, sounds and flavours of the wider Pacific right here in Wellington.

There will be delicious food to buy, free family-friendly activities, and performances by traditional and contemporary Pacific artists.


12noonOpening blessing
Welcome speech from his worship the Mayor Justin Lester
MC: Tofiga Fepulea'i

12.20pmSt Teresa Tongan Youth Choir

12.30pmMauke Enua

12.40pmTupulaga Talavou

12.50pmWellington Niue Atuhau

1pmTokelau Hutt Valley Sports and Cultural Association

1.10pmTongan Wesley Methodist Youth

1.20pmWellington Solomon Islands Community

1.30pmPasi Alumni

1.40pmPacific Cuisine Cook-Off

2pmMafutaga Tagata Matutua

2.10pmKiribati St Joseph Community Group

2.20pmMakatu'unga He'ofa Tongan Community

2.30pmLe Moana


2.50pmYoungsolwara Poneke

3pmTusi Tala - Amanduh

3.20pmArasi Band

4pmTommy Nee