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March, 2020

This is a repeating event

Sat14Mar9:00 am4:00 pmCancelledCANCELLED: Pasifika Vibes @MOTATSaturday and Sunday event9:00 am - 4:00 pm MOTATType:Festival,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

MOTAT Pasifika Vibes


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



805 Great North Road & Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022

Future dates

Sunday 15 March 2020 9:00 am - Sunday 15 March 2020 4:00 pm

Event Details


The Auckland Pasifika Festival has now been cancelled today due to Covid-19 fears.

Keep the Pasifika Festival celebrations going with Pasifika Vibes @ MOTAT.

MOTAT is excited to be collaborating with the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the New Zealand Maritime Museum to bring you a weekend of activities, food and entertainment for all to enjoy.

Free entry from MOTAT’s Western Springs gate and Stadium Road during the Pasifika Festival. Bring the whole family along to chill out with a variety of yummy food, great music, a DJ, hip hop dancing and singing.

The New Zealand Maritime Museum will have lashing stations for you to try your hand at lashing poles together with fibres, a fish weaving craft activity and a Mini Māui photo booth. The MOTAT team will teach you to make your own pūrerehua, and Auckland Museum are bringing their pop up museum to explore the experience of Tupaia, a Tahitian navigator priest or ta‘unga, who travelled with James Cook on the Endeavour in search of the great southern continent.

They look forward to welcoming you!

Please note: MOTAT exhibition halls, trams, and the upper part of MOTAT 1 (805 Great North Rd) all of MOTAT 2 (200 Meola Rd) will be closed during the Pasifika Festival.


Free Entry from MOTAT’s Western Springs gate and Stadium Road during the Pasifika Festival.


MOTAT | Museum of Transport & TechnologyMOTAT is Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology where you can explore fascinating exhibitions on the history of NZ transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity.