Polyfest cel­e­bra­tion a huge hit

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE - By TALIA CARLISLE

More than 10 na­tion­al­i­ties came to­gether for Porirua’s pop­u­lar Polyfest on Fri­day.

Seven schools from around Welling­ton took part in the fes­ti­val, held at Te Rau­paraha Arena.

MC Lui Lafou said at least 800 per­form­ers took part.

Schools show­cased a range of dif­fer­ent cul­tures, from Ja­panese taiko drum­ming to kapa haka.

Mana, Aotea, Bishop Viard, Porirua and Tawa col­leges, Sa­muel Mars­den Whitby and Te Kura Maori o Porirua took part, and there was a per­for­mance by Toke­lauan group Kauhiva.

Mr Lafou said the aim was to cel­e­brate dif­fer­ent cul­tures by bring­ing them to­gether.

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