Thursday 21 October

See artefacts from Canterbury Museum’s world-renowned Pasifika collection. These rarely-seen treasures from all over Te Moana Nui a Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean) speak of journeys, place-making, resilience and innovation.

There are four one-hour sessions for this event, each introduced by a short talk from Hatesa Seumanutafa, Canterbury Museum Associate Curator Māori & Pasifika and a guest speaker.

Friday 22 October

The Museum will host workshops for secondary school students. These conclude with an open talanoaga or kōrero (discussion) about how we can bring to light Pacific heritage in Canterbury and strengthen our ties to people and place.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and participate in this discussion.

This event is free to attend but places are limited, so please register on our website if you'd like to come along.

Our Treasured Pasifika is a Canterbury Museum collaboration with Cross-Polynate and Tagata Moana Trust.