2019Wed13Mar8:00 amASB Polyfest 20198:00 am Manukau Sports Bowl, 1 Boundary Rd, Clover Park, Auckland 2023Type:Festival,FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages,Children (5 to 10 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)
The ASB Polyfest features traditional music, dance, costume and cultural speech competitions, and is one of the most recognised events on the Auckland calendar. It’s a showcase of New
The ASB Polyfest features traditional music, dance, costume and cultural speech competitions, and is one of the most recognised events on the Auckland calendar. It’s a showcase of New Zealand’s diverse cultures and a celebration of youth performance.
Students compete on five stages, performing traditional items from the following cultures – Cook Islands, Maori, Niue, Samoan and Tongan. There will also be a Diversity stage featuring performances from a range of cultural groups including Fijian, Tokelau, Chinese, Korean and Indian.
The four-day event (13-16 March 2019) will open with a flag raising ceremony conducted by Tainui Kaumatua, Stage Representatives, along with the Kura Matua Host Schools and the other Mana Kura Host Schools for each stage. This ceremony takes place at sunrise on the raised ground overlooking the Maori Stage. This is followed by the Powhiri (official welcome), which has been the most significant part of the festival since its beginning in 1976.
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday – Saturday: 7am – 5pm
Tickets: $5 per person. Children aged 5 years and under are FREE.