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Festival Brings Smiles to Northern Communities: Chief

It was a colourful night at the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North as the 17 contestants lit up Subrail Park on Monday evening for the Pacific Night. Chief guest
26 Aug 2015 10:06
Festival Brings Smiles to Northern Communities: Chief
Mr Tanoa Electric Gabiriele Sisa Manakiwai during the Pacific Night at The Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North. Photo: Peni Drauna

It was a colourful night at the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North as the 17 contestants lit up Subrail Park on Monday evening for the Pacific Night.

Chief guest for the night Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere thanked the contestants for being part of festivities for the people of the North.

“This festival has continued for decades now and we have had monuments of success from these last festivals,” Tui Macuata said.

He said people of the North may wonder if the festival had benefited them or not.

“We have had our hospital upgraded, our centres improved and some of us here tonight (Monday) have had our lives impacted to our lives someway or anther.”

Tui Macuata asked people of the North how they were going to help our communities?

“Simple. Take this festival and think about its purpose, why we have to have it every year and what we can do to help others.”

He said it is simple: “Be a just citizen of the North and be friendly as this is who we are and try and support your communities.

“Think like a true Northerner and let us work hard in what we do to achieve greatness not only to ourselves but our North and nation.”

Today programme (Wednesday)

  • Bollywood Night
  • Chief Guest Vishwa Deo director Indian Cultural Centre.
  • KINGS crowning
  • Mr Friendly North
  • Mr Personality
  • Indian song and dance from India
    Bollywood group.

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