World's Largest Maori and Pacific Island Festival Underway

During the four day festival over 10,000 Auckland students from 62 secondary schools will proudly perform kapa haka and traditional Pacific dance, while competing for the honour of being the best school group. This year King’s College will be competing in the premier ‘Division 1’ kapa haka contest.

King’s College will perform at 2.50pm on the Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Maori Stage. Our boarders will be there supporting the group and we encourage everyone in our community to join them and experience Polyfest. Entry is $5.00 per person and there is limited parking available at the venue, the Manukau Sports Bowl.

Around 90,000 people are expected to flock to the festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.  

Our kapa haka group is made up of the following students:

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Tahu Watson,  Leo Roa,   George Brown,   Stuart McRae,   Kaahia Whatuira
Trent Tipene,   Levi Uluakiahoia,   Chris Scholtens,   Mana Keepa
Anthony Numaga,   Jamie Kennelly,   Tamati Panoho,   Te Uaterangi Keepa
Awanui Morris,   Thomas Elia-Abbot,   Xela Pathan,   Temple Kalepo
Hunter Jamieson,   Tepe’a Wilson,   Ro’anis Lamond,   Paul Ariu
Posesi Fanua,   Manaaki McColl,   Jakob Pearson,   Johannes Leituala
Te Hurinui,   Lukan Paitai-Tuiatua,   Te Warena Nuitone,   Weropuna Witika
Leandro Vakatini,   Cadence Hillier,   Reece Waters,   Joseph Tripp
Waiora Morris,   Lupeni Tonga,   Jack Graham-Crowther,   Tumua Su’a
Rapaaea Henderson,   Te Arawa Matua,   Hemi Swann,   Anthony Strickland

Polyfest began with four schools, Seddon High School (now Western Springs College), Aorere College, Mangere College and Hillary College (now Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate), and has become the largest Maori & Pacific Island festival in the world.

Further details can be found here at www.asbpolyfest.com