Far North vis­ited

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT - By FLORENCE KERR

For­est View High School’s Poly­ne­sian group, Po­line­tia Fa’atasi, is hit­ting the road again, the tip of the North Is­land is the des­ti­na­tion.

For­mer high school stu­dent turned teacher Aaron Mu­tua is ex­cited about tak­ing the group, which he was part of when at school, on tour.

‘‘We went to Aus­tralia last year. This year we de­cided to go up north be­cause a lot of our stu­dents said they have never trav­elled past Auck­land so we thought, right, that is our next trip.’’

The group held a fi­nal fundraiser on Wed­nes­day night at St Luke’s Pa­cific Is­land Church where they re­vealed their new cos­tumes.

‘‘It was a fan­tas­tic night made pos­si­ble by par­ents, staff and stu­dent helpers.

‘‘With­out them this trip would not have been pos­si­ble.’’

The group left Toko­roa last Thurs­day, mak­ing stops at towns on the way up to per­form.

‘‘We will be stop­ping in Kaikohe, Pai­hia, Kaitaia, Ahipara, Cape Reinga, Bay of Is­lands and Auck­land.’’

The group will start its fundrais­ing ven­tures again next year for the over­seas tour of Hawaii.

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