Story: Samoans

Samoan girls perform at Polyfest

Despite the development of a PI (Pacific Island) identity, many young Samoans are also interested in the culture of their own people, especially its dance and music. Every year about 50 schools compete in the Polyfest at Manukau. Here the Samoan group from Auckland Girls’ Grammar School perform ‘Entrance’ at the Polyfest in 2003.

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - New Zealand-born identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015