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By Author: Dion Peita

Cultural Collections at the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival

In April, we attended the CPAF in Melbourne to explore new Pacifica social and cultural initiatives being championed in the state.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Keren Ruki, Dion Peita, Mr Logan Metcalfe, Mrs Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: Science, Date: 16 May 2013

Cultural Collections celebrate Waitangi Day

This important day for New Zealanders was also an important chance for our Cultural Collections staff to engage with the community.

By: Dion Peita, Mr Logan Metcalfe, Ms Thelma Thomas, Keren Ruki, Category: Science, Date: 15 Feb 2013

Dion in the Solomons: Rennell and Bellona and the Atoll of Fakaofo, Tokelau

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 5...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: An opening to remember

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 4..
 

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: The nine provinces and a special evening

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 3...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: Celebrity status and a moment of reflection at Turtle beach

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 2...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jun 2012

Dion in the Solomons: Diesel, dust, skipjack and betel nuts

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 1...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jun 2012

Dream weaver: a new collection of Maori Kete

Dream weavers: a new collection of contemporary Maori kete (baskets) acquired by the Australian Museum.  

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 16 Feb 2011

Uhi ta moko: Art and practice of Maori tattooing

As the art and practice of ta moko developed in Aotearoa - New Zealand, Maori pioneered the use of smaller, narrower uhi without teeth that cut grooves through the skin.

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Bring your Game

As part of the Sydney Festival 2011 the " Bring Your Game" forum was organized out at Campbelltown Arts Centre which featured some of Hip Hops top talents from Australia and Aotearoa - New Zealand to share in this worldwide phenomenon.

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jan 2011