Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


ASB Polyfest 2013 - overview


2012: The Cook Island Crowd

Key Details

Event: ASB Polyfest

Dates: 13 – 16 March 2013

Place: Manukau Sports Bowl, Te Irirangi Drive, Manukau

Entry: $5. Preschool children are free

Website: www.asbpolyfest.co.nz


Waitakere College Filipino Group

Brief Description

The ASB Polyfest is the largest Maori & Pacific Island cultural festival in the world. Last year’s festival attracted 95,000 spectators, and 9000 students competing in 192 groups from 65 schools.

The festival is an iconic Auckland event which is now in its 38th year. It is a celebration of colour, music and dance, and promotes cultural awareness and understanding.

The 2013 ASB Polyfest takes place from the 13th – 16th of March at the Manukau Sports Bowl, Te Irirangi Drive, Manukau. It will feature traditional music, dance, costume and speech from school performing groups, and will bring the pride and passion of Auckland’s Maori and Pacific Island communities to life.

Students will compete on five stages - Cook Islands, Maori, Niue, Samoan and Tongan. There will also be a Diversity Stage featuring performances from a range of cultural groups including Chinese, Korean and Indian.

The Matua Host school for the 2013 ASB Polyfest is James Cook High School. The theme they have selected for this year’s festival is – “The gifts of Paptuanuku are a koha to the people. Cherish and care for them.”


Backstage - Niue Stage

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news