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Style Pasifika Spectacular

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STYLE PASIFIKA SPECTACULAR

New Zealanders will have the chance to see televised coverage of the vibrant Style Pasifika fashion event, which was held at Auckland's Aotea Centre on 15 and 16 September, thanks to funding from NZ On Air.

"Style Pasifika has been billed as the most exciting and extraordinary showcase for Pacific cultures and combines our finest young talent in music, performance and fashion," said NZ On Air Chief Executive, Jo Tyndall.

"We are excited to be involved with this stunning event. Over the past seven years, public demand has established Style Pasifika as an event important to all New Zealanders."

Style Pasifika is of the community, for the community, by people of the Pacific living in New Zealand. This year's theme reflects a new millennium of Mana Pasifika, a future for the people of the Pacific representing strength, respect and pride. Over 300 of the best New Zealand and Pacific Island entertainers will take part, including fashion models, choirs, fire dancers, opera singers and hip hop artists.

The event centres around a fashion show, and categories this year include Pasifika Body Art, Wearable Arts, Fa'fa'fine Glamour, Urban Street Wear and Evening Wear.

The televised feature will show highlights of the event, as well as back stage interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

NZ On Air has allocated $119,220 to Drum Productions to produce the one hour entertainment special set to screen on TV One later this year.

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