Note: You are viewing the website for the 2018 Auckland Pride Festival. Visit for the most current Festival website.

The Aroha Project

Parade Float Wānanga Series

Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 February, 10am–2pm
Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 February, 10am–2pm
Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 February, 6pm–9pm

Mika Haka Studio  111B May Road, Mt Roskill
Free Event

The Aroha Project returns to Auckland Pride with a three-weekend series of interactive, immersive and inspiring Auckland Pride Parade wānanga for rangatahi – incorporating float design and construction, costume-making, choreographed movement and digital activations.

As well as participating in the workshop series, rangatahi may be selected for future activations, dance, film and TV projects, as part of the Mika Haka Foundation’s ROC (Rangatahi Ora Collective) projects – including sending a queer New Zealand dance crew to the World Vogue Ball in Edinburgh this August.

There will also be a special Te Tai Tokerau Takatāpui outreach in Waitangi on Waitangi Day.

Then, on Saturday 17 February, Mika and the ROC will rock and roll down Ponsonby Road as part of the 2018 Auckland Pride Parade!

All MHF/ROC workshops and events are free, fun and a fantastic way to make new friends. To register, please email [email protected].

Find a 2018 Event

Find a 2018 Event