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Leaders Conference paves the way to ASB Polyfest 2024

Saturday, 20 January 2024, 5:48 pm | ASB Polyfest

The annual Student Leader’s Conference returns this week with guest speakers, cultural workshops, and connecting with more than 150 student leaders who are preparing for another ASB Polyfest season. This year’s leaders conference is sponsored by ... More >>

ASB Polyfest Back With Crowds In 2023

Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 12:22 pm | ASB Polyfest

New Zealand’s largest secondary schools’ cultural competition, ASB Polyfest will welcome back crowds in a couple of months for its 48th anniversary. Polyfest Trust Chairperson, Robert Solomone confirmed that long-time naming rights sponsor ... More >>

Top Kapa Haka Groups On Stage At ASB Polyfest

Friday, 25 March 2022, 7:46 am | ASB Polyfest

Day three of the 2022 ASB Polyfest features the powerhouses of school kapa haka battling it out on the Te Whare Wanaga o Awanuiarangi Maori stage for the coveted Division 1 crown. Nine schools will compete for Maori Stage crown today with Nga ... More >>

Pride And Passion As Day Two Of ASB Polyfest Kicks Off

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 6:01 pm | ASB Polyfest

Baradene College - Filipino Group The second day of ASB Polyfest gets underway at 9:30am this morning, without the crowds, but with plenty of talent and enthusiasm from students taking part. The current COVID-19 setting means students are performing ... More >>

2022 ASB Polyfest Starts Tomorrow

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 9:21 am | ASB Polyfest

The world’s largest Māori & Pacific Island festival, the ASB Polyfest gets underway tomorrow at the Manukau Sports Bowl in a different format than we are used to seeing. The current COVID-19 setting means that the crowds and stalls will ... More >>

2022 ASB Polyfest Gets Underway In A Week

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 1:53 pm | ASB Polyfest

The ASB Polyfest is back at Manukau Sports Bowl next week from Wednesday, March 23 to Saturday, March 26, with schools and student performers excited to be part of this year’s historic livestream event. ASB Polyfest 2022 will look and feel ... More >>

ASB Polyfest To Go Digital For 2022

Friday, 11 February 2022, 4:00 pm | ASB Polyfest

New Zealand’s largest secondary schools’ cultural competition, ASB Polyfest, will be an online digital event for the public this year. While this is a change from the huge crowds that usually frequent the iconic festival, it allows students ... More >>

Final Day Of ASB Polyfest’s 45th Anniversary Event

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 1:14 pm | ASB Polyfest

Aorere College Tongan Group After two years of disruption, ASB Polyfest will complete a four day festival today, and celebrate its 45th anniversary in style. Last year’s festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the final day of the 2019 ... More >>

2021 ASB Polyfest Underway At Manukau Sports Bowl

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:08 pm | ASB Polyfest

“ASB Polyfest is back” – that was the resounding sentiment at the Manukau Sports Bowl yesterday on the opening day of the 2021 ASB Polyfest. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2104/e21ab6f20fb5ee4a5b07.jpeg" width="720" height="480">   St Cuthberts College ... More >>

2021 ASB Polyfest Gets Underway In A Week

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 5:16 pm | ASB Polyfest

The Manukau Sports Bowl will burst into life in a week’s time with the 45th anniversary of the ASB Polyfest. From Wednesday, April 14 to Saturday, April 17 the Sports Bowl will reverberate with traditional song and dance from Auckland’s youth. For many ... More >>

Planning Progressing Well For 2021 ASB Polyfest

Friday, 12 March 2021, 2:37 pm | ASB Polyfest

A change in Auckland’s alert levels, and students back at school, is welcome news for the organisers of the ASB Polyfest. Planning for the 2021 festival is progressing well, with school and stallholder registrations continuing to stream in. This year’s ... More >>

ASB Polyfest Back In 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 12:26 pm | ASB Polyfest

The ASB Polyfest, Auckland Secondary Schools Maori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival, is back in 2021. The iconic festival will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year, after this milestone was put on hold last year due to the initial COVID-19 ... More >>

2020 ASB Polyfest Cancelled

Monday, 16 March 2020, 3:44 pm | ASB Polyfest

The 2020 ASB Polyfest has been cancelled following meetings between the Polyfest Trust and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service. The announcement from the Prime Minister on Saturday regarding Covid-19 stated that – “in order to limit ... More >>

45th Anniversary Of ASB Polyfest Starts Next Wednesday

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 11:39 am | ASB Polyfest

Organisers of the 2020 ASB Polyfest are continuing to follow the advice and recommendations of the Ministry of Health & Ministry of Education, and at this stage are proceeding with the 45th Anniversary of the festival next week at the Manukau Sports ... More >>

2020 ASB Polyfest Gets Underway In A Fortnight

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 5:15 pm | ASB Polyfest

The Manukau Sports Bowl will burst into life in a fortnight’s time with the 45th anniversary of the ASB Polyfest. From Wednesday, March 18 to Saturday, March 21 the Sports Bowl will reverberate with traditional song and dance from Auckland’s youth. ... More >>

Final Day of ASB Polyfest cancelled

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:49 pm | ASB Polyfest

The ASB Polyfest Trust Board and ASB Polyfest Director have decided to cancel the final day of this year’s festival in light of the terrorist attack that has taken place at two mosques in Christchurch this afternoon. More >>

Police commitment to Pasifika community announced

Friday, 15 March 2019, 9:24 am | ASB Polyfest

The ASB Polyfest welcomes some special guests to the Manukau Sports Bowl this morning for a special function from 10:30am – 12noon at the ASB Activation Area. Special guests include the Governor General of New Zealand: Dame Patsy Reddy, the Minister ... More >>

Prime Minister attends ASB Polyfest this afternoon

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 10:52 am | ASB Polyfest

The world’s largest Maori and Pacific Island festival, the ASB Polyfest got underway yesterday at the Manukau Sports Bowl in Auckland. More >>

2019 ASB Polyfest gets underway next week

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 1:03 pm | ASB Polyfest

The Manukau Sports Bowl will burst into life in a week’s time with the 44th staging of the ASB Polyfest. From Wednesday, March 13 to Saturday, March 16 the Sports Bowl will reverberate with traditional song and dance from Auckland’s youth. More >>

From The Ellen Show to the ASB Polyfest

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 1:16 pm | ASB Polyfest

This afternoon at the ASB Polyfest the ‘Tonga Sisters’ from Hawaii will grace the Massey University Tongan Stage after a whirlwind year which has included a guest appearance on The Ellen Show, and offers of their own reality television programme. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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