Kōrero: 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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TVNZ Television New Zealand
Reference: P271213h

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Pacific Islands identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/1267/auckland-secondary-schools-cultural-festival (accessed 6 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Melenaite Taumoefolau, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015