Polyfest launches its 40th event

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

It be­gan 40 years ago at Hil­lary Col­lege in Otara with just four schools tak­ing part.

Now Polyfest is the largest Maori and Pa­cific Is­land fes­ti­val in the world.

It launched its 40th an­niver­sary event at the ASB North Wharf in cen­tral Auck­land on March 4.

A record num­ber of 64 schools across the Auck­land re­gion will take the stage to per­form speeches, kapa haka and tra­di­tional Pa­cific dance at the four­day event which starts in Manukau on March 18.

Stu­dents, prin­ci­pals and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity were at the launch to cel­e­brate the sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone.

Nga Puna o Wa­iarea from West- ern Springs Col­lege opened the night with an ex­plo­sive per­for­mance.

Polyfest takes place from March 18-21 at the Manukau Sports Bowl.

Cel­e­bra­tions:

Aye­sha: Fo­cus­ing on the city’s youth home­less­ness is­sue should be a pri­or­ity.

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