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The Malofie Exhibition


Tue 3 Apr 2018, 9:00am–8:00pm
Wed 4 Apr 2018, 12:00am–8:00pm
Thu 5 Apr 2018, 12:00am–8:00pm
Fri 6 Apr 2018, 12:00am–6:00pm

Where: Whitireia New Zealand, 3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Gold Coin Entry: $2.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: chanellehuiarutten

He Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens in collaboration with community organisations Excel Pacific and Lava lava a Samoa present The Malofie Exhibition at Whitireia.

The two week long exhibition starting Monday, will be held in the Wikitoria Katene building. There will be day sessions from 10am – 1pm and evening sessions from 5pm – 8pm, a gold coin or donation is required for entry.

People will be able to see the traditional Samoan tattooing by the Sulu‘ape family who are the Tufuga tātatau, masters of tātatau.

The tradition of tātatau and tatau is truly embedded in Samoan custom. One of the most sacred rites of passage for any Samoan is to receive a malofie or pe‘a for men and a malu for women.

All are welcome, so come along and see what it's all about!

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