Olsen Filipaina guest of honour at Sydney Waitangi Day Festival

Olsen Filipaina and ‘The Big O’ Author Patrick Skene were guests of honour at the Sydney Waitangi/Whanau Festival on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the Mount Druitt Swimming Pools in Western Sydney.

The event featured Maori entertainment, cultural food and guests of honour and was live broadcast by Radio Skid Row 88.9FM.

Event organiser and representative of Maori Wardens Australia Rawiri Iti interviewed Olsen and Patrick on the stage and said: “What an honour it is for Olsen to join us today. He made New Zealand and the Maori and Samoan people very proud with his performances and brought a lot of joy to us with his style of playing. I look forward to reading his book.”