ASB Polyfest: together for generations

14 March 2016 / Published in Your Community

ASB Polyfest is a competitive secondary schools cultural festival held every year in Auckland. It’s four days of cultural performances, food and whanau.

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.

ASB Polyfest 2016 - Together for Generations

ASB Polyfest 2016 - Together for Generations

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ASB Polyfest 2016

Manukau Sports Bowl, Te Irirangi Drive, Auckland

Wednesday 16 March – 9am-5pm
Thursday 17 March – 7am-5pm
Friday 18 March – 7am-5pm
Saturday 19 March – 7am-5pm

Entry is $5 per person, with 5 year olds and under being free.

There is parking available for $5 but it is limited.


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