Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th September
Mālō e lelei
As part of our Tongan Language week celebrations, the Tongan leaders and prefect team prepared and served a Tongan feast for the staff.
Nikola Tupou said the prayer and blessed the food. Maedana Maloni (Year 13, 2019 ) was in charge in the kitchen. He and Simeoni Sosefo cooked traditional food Lu sipi, Puaka tunu, Otai,manioke, siane, and koko laisa .
"The theme for Tonga language week is "Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Lotu Mo’oni" which in English means "Enriching Aotearoa New Zealand through Prayer and Faith". Each year a different theme is used to promote the richness of the Tonga language and culture with the Tongan community but also all New Zealanders."
For more information check out the Ministry of Pacific Peoples information page.
This article was originally posted on: September, 11th 2020