Story: Young people and the arts


The annual ASB Polyfest, which celebrates Cook Islands, Māori, Niuean, Samoan and Tongan cultures, started in Auckland in 1976. Secondary-school students perform traditional song and dance routines before huge, enthusiastic crowds. This 2010 clip from Television New Zealand's Te karere programme shows footage from the festival over the years.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Young people and the arts - Writing, dance and other arts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014