ASB Polyfest 2009

Saturday 16 May, 9.30am

Over the next five weeks TV2 brings you highlights from 2009’s ASB Polyfest. Experience the South Pacific at this unique cultural festival featuring traditional music, dance, costume and speeches. This annual event is the largest Maori and Pacific Islands’ cultural festival in the world and each week will focus on a different culture.

First up we concentrate on the Niue elements of the festival. You will be astounded at the quality of the competitors who come to compete in dance and speeches.

With an overwhelming 60 Auckland Secondary Schools taking part, performing in 182 cultural groups, it’s about the passion and pride they have for their heritage, and the discipline and commitment to become the best in the country.