Aotearoa culture a hit at Pacific Arts Festival in Guam

Ka nui ngā mihi e tau nei ki runga i a Aotearoa i Te Ahurei Toi o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa ki Guåham. Ko te tikanga o te manaaki tangata i rere ki waenga i te tira toi nei me te hau kāinga o Chamorro, kia mau, kia ita te taura here ki waenga i ngā iwi e rua.

Kua tīni kē ngā tikanga i a Aotearoa, nānā kē te pōhiri ki ngā mana o ngā whenua rua tekau mā whitu o te taiopenga, kia taurimatia ai rātou.

Hei tā Muriwai Ihakara o Toi Māori Aotearoa, “Koinei ra te whakaatu atu i te kanohi me kī, i te reo, i ngā tikanga o Aotearoa ki konei ki a Guåham, kite mai Te Moana nui a Kiwa anei tātau kua tae mai kua ū nei ki roto i te ahurei nui o Te Moana nui a Kiwa.”

Nō te taenga mai a Aotearoa ki Guåham kua ihuoneone kia puta a tatau mahi toi ki konei.

E ai ki a Caren Rangi o Toi Māori Aotearoa, “The festival is a huge celebration of indigenous arts and we in New Zealand are blessed that we have first and foremost the arts of Māori, but also to join the arts of the Pacific people who are living in New Zealand and it's a beautiful combination and we are really proud to bring that to the rest of the Pacific.”

Mo te iwi kainga he rongonui a Aotearoa ki roto i Te Moananui a Toi mo rātou he pō tēnei hei whakawhanaunga.

Hei tā Michael Borja, o nga tumu whenua ki Guåham, “This is a great impiety to see other cultures such as New Zealand and the Māori from New Zealand to show and demonstrate not just you know dance but also in all kinds of other art forms, you know the sculpturing and the painting and what not. But it's a great honour to have everybody here.

E ai ki a Jon Nathan DeNight o Tapoi Guåham, “Everyone is really enjoying all the different cultures, the dance performances the arts and crafts, you know the visual arts. There is so much to see, so everyone is just really excited and day by day I can just see here our local people on Guåham just getting inspired  to be part of the Pacific community.”

Nā Te Whānau a Apanui te pō i whakakapi, te raukura ia o te tipare tohu Māori o Aotearoa.