Talofa, mālō e lelei, bula, kia orana, fakalofa lahi atu, malo ni, fakatalofa atu – and hello!

Friday, May 21st was the resumption of one of the highlights of our Pasifika calendar – the Pacific Luau! Spectrum Care has a very proud Pacifica community, consisting of both our staff, the people we work alongside, and many other supporters too.


The turnout was huge and the night was a great success. Staff and people alike had been anticipating the event and were turning up even before the doors had opened! The first stop at the Luau is the photo booth and our cameraman was run off his feet with everyone waiting for their turn in the spotlight.


This event was the responsibility of the Fijian sector of our Pacifica team. They put on a fantastic event, decorated the entire Manhattan Ballroom in the best looking Pacific way and even organised a Fijian dance group to perform a traditional Fijian meke and tralala.


The food was amazing, green bananas, taro, chop suey and many other Pacific delicacies. However, it was the dance floor that was most popular. At one stage of the night, the Fijian dance performance group members swelled from 4 to practically everyone at the event!  


A huge thanks must go to the various Cultural Team members here at Spectrum care for their efforts. Thank you to Amerika, Anne-Marie, Kilisimasi, our Pacific Cultural Leaders and volunteers for another fabulous evening.


The brightly coloured pacific clothes, the Fijian dancers, huge smiles on peoples’ faces and RNB grooves through to ‘Old School’ tunes from our regularly attending band ‘20/20’ made the whole night exceptionally memorable. Also a big thanks to all the support workers that were to party alongside everyone attending. And a big thanks to everyone that came along for being patient after missing out due to COVID restrictions in place last year.