Queens Wharf, Auckland waterfront
|The Cloud on Auckland's waterfront hosted the best of the Pacific throughout the Pacific Islands Forum and the Rugby World Cup.|
From 6-9th September there was a Pacific Showcase at The Cloud, the iconic new development on Auckland's Queens Wharf.
The Cloud consisted of several zones:
Zone 1: A display Pacific tourism and products, including organics organised by our partner from Samoa, WIDBI, through the regional organics and fair trade group, Poetcom.
Zone 2: A display of New Zealand and Pacific businesses and organisations, including Oxfam. These are companies involved in a range of trading activities which include tourism, fisheries, agriculture/horticulture, infrastructure and renewable energy.
Zone 3: Food and beverage, including Robert Oliver, author of Me’a Kai, a book on Pacific recipes that has won international awards.
The Cloud hosted cultural performances, fashion shows and music featuring well-known Pacific musicians. Thousands of Aucklanders visited the Cloud, as well as arrivals amongst the 85,000 visitors for the Rugby World Cup. High profile visitors included EU President Jose Barroso and South African President Zuma.
Find out more
Events and activities
Find out what took place at the Pacific Island Forum and the other meetings coinciding with the PIF. Oxfam was also hosting meetings with civil society leaders that the public were welcome to attend.
About the Pacific Islands Forum
Find out more about the PIF, its members and its work.
Oxfam's work in the Pacific
See how Oxfam is working with partners in Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, PNG, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.