Story: Tongans

Auckland Secondary Schools Cultural Festival

An important forum for the new Pacific Islands cultural identity which has developed in South Auckland is the annual Secondary Schools Cultural Festival or Polyfest. In this clip we see St Paul’s College students performing the kailao (war dance) on the Tongan stage in 2003. They won the competition that year.

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Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Pacific Islands identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/1267/auckland-secondary-schools-cultural-festival (accessed 6 April 2020)

Story by Melenaite Taumoefolau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015