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April 2000, Volume 11, Number 3

Floral Attraction

South Auckland's Fefine Fekumi was one of the groups that provided a Pacific flavour at the high-profile Ellerslie Flower Show late last year.

The show was an opportunity for Fefine Fekumi, which has received advice and support from Community Employment, to display some of the craft work of the Tongan women in its group. Pacific craft is seen as a medium for Pacific peoples to create work opportunities.

Fefine Fekumi president Ana Edwards says the group participated in the show as part of a joint venture with Pasifika Arts o Manukau, Manukau City Council Community Services and other Pacific community groups and artists.

The Pacific section included music and entertainment, as well as people demonstrating skills such as mat weaving.

Other stories about Pacific Island Art:
Production Experience - Pacific Underground (July 2001)
Nurturing Artistic Confidence - Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust (July 2001)
Culture at Heart - Pukepuke o Tonga (May 2001)
Pacific Showcase - Pacific Underground (February 2001)
Planning on Impact - MPACT (March 2001)
Daughters of the Pacific - Daughters of the Pacific (January 2002)
Labour of Love - Enuamanu Vainetini (March 2001)
Wake Up Call - Art in the Park (March 2000)
Festival Keeps Getting Better - Pasifika (March 2002)
Getting Into The Frame - Enuamanu Vainetini (May 2002)
Developing a Style - Sony Pepe (July 2002)
Raising the Standards - Mika (August 2002)
Weaving Into Work - Kiekie o Hemoana (September 2002)
Freedom to Create - Emma Kesha (December 2002)
Festival Booms - Pasifika (March 2003)
Pacific Showcase - Pasifika (March 2004)
Other stories about Festivals:
Pacific Showcase - Pacific Underground (February 2001)
Celebrating Its Past - Celebration Lyttelton Trust (October 2000)
Mini Festival Brings Samoan Community Together - Ministers' Fraternal Group (June 2000)
Fantastic Week for Rural Women - Positively Clutha Women (June 2000)
Entries Sought - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (May 2000)
A 'Brilliant' Performance - Aotearoa Traditional Maori Performing Arts Festival (March 2000)
A Blooming Good Time - Inglewood Crossroads Promotions (March 2000)
Picton Fizzing - Picton Urban Design (January 2000)
Cavalcade Rolls into Middlemarch Community - Middlemarch Community (March 2002)
Festival Keeps Getting Better - Pasifika (March 2002)
Celebrating Diversity - Enterprise Otara (October 1999)
Festivities Bring Tokelau Community Together - CEG (April 2002)
Teamwork Wins Over - Hurunui Lakes Promotion Group (May 2002)
'Most Beautiful Place in the World' Sees the Light - Barney Whaitiri (March 1999)
Street's Ahead - Cuba Street Carnival Collective Trust (July 2002)
Festival Booms - Pasifika (March 2003)
Festival Raises the Profile of Lawrence - Lawrence Summer Arts Festival (March 2003)
Entertainment and Colour - Cuba Street Carnival Trust (January 2004)
Providing Opportunities - Pasifika (July 2004)
Bold, Outrageous, Wild - Central South Island Tourism (December 2004)

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