(Other University events)
14 March 2012 to 17 March 2012
Venue: Manukau Sports Bowl, Manukau City
Contact info: For further information please contact Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu, Equity Office Pacific Advisor
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From small beginnings, the Auckland Secondary Schools Māori and Pacific Islands Cultural Festival has become the largest of its kind in the world. With spectator numbers of 95,000 people attending, 65 schools participating with 9,000 performers and 192 groups in 2011, this year promises to be a great event.
The festival is an iconic annual event that celebrates the pride and passion of our Māori and Pacific Island communities through cultural song, dance, speech and art. The Diversity Stage allows other ethnic groups to be represented also. It is a place where we celebrate youth and all that they bring to the future.
In 2012 the Polyfest Trust will be piloting a new host school model. This involves six secondary schools hosting a stage each.
The University of Auckland is proud to be associated with the Festival for the third consecutive year and the Equity Office, led by Pacific Advisor Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu, is looking forward to meeting with the participating schools and their talented students and their families.
For further information, please contact Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu, Equity Office Pacific Advisor, email email@example.com