This week will see the 41st ASB Polyfest take place, at Manukau Sports Bowl.
For the most part, ASB Polyfest is a competitive cultural festival with Cook Islands, Maori, Niuean, Samoan and Tongan cultural groups competing. There is also a Diversity stage which features performances from Fijian, Tokelau, Chinese, Korean ,Indian and many more cultural groups on a non-competitive basis. Groups perform their interpretation of that year’s theme, with this year’s theme being return to our natural resources - for body and spiritual wellbeing.
The festival has over 9,000 students from over 60 Auckland secondary schools performing with over 90,000 spectators across the four days.
ASB Polyfest runs from Wednesday 16 March to Saturday 19 March and is open to the public. Tickets are just $5 per person, with kids 5 years and under being free. The gates open at 9am on the Wednesday and 7am Thursday through Saturday, closing at 5pm every day.
We’ll be there at the ASB Zone so come along to chill out, get a video taken, play some games and grab a free ASB Polyfest temporary tattoo.
We’re proud to have been supporting ASB Polyfest for the past 32 years. Over that time generations of families have been singing, dancing, and performing, all helping to make ASB Polyfest what it is today.
This year we are highlighting the Tusini family, who have been dedicated to the Niuean stage at Polyfest for many years. In fact three generations of this family have tutored performances for Tangaroa College in Otara.
Watch the video to learn more about the Tusini family and their involvement in ASB Polyfest over many generations.