6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tonga’s strength-hold is its heart | Ko Tonga mo’unga ki he loto

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Mangere Arts Centre Ngā Tohu o Uenuku

Witness the premiere of a brand new photography series by Emily Mafile'o which celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Tupou College Toloa in Tonga. The series launch takes you on a unique journey back to Toloa to honour a beloved school, with fathers, brothers and husbands. Witness the pride, astonishment, tears, complex family ties, a clash of cultures, sacrifice, and excess.

Featuring Tongan brass band performance.

6:00pm - Formal Whaikorero


Image credit: Emily Mafile’o, Marching Boys, 2016 (detail).