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Auckland celebrates the South Pacific
With large communities from the nations of the Pacific including Samoa, Tonga, Niue and the Cook Islands, Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world, and the annual two-day Pasifika festival in March is a vibrant and colorful showcase of these interesting South Pacific cultures. Music, dance, arts and crafts, and food all feature, and the festival is held around the spacious lakeside grounds of Auckland's Western Springs. New Zealand's indigenous Maori are also represented, along with other Pacific nations including Fiji and Vanuatu. Traditional foods to try include a Maori hangi (steamed food cooked in an earth oven), and ika mata (raw fish marinated in coconut milk). It's probably a good idea to skip breakfast before attending.
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Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand