ASB Polyfest 2022: Days 1 and 2

Yesterday marked the second day of the ASB Polyfest 2022 and schools across Auckland have come out in force. While the first day on Wednesday 23rd was reduced in scope, the second day put the full range of Auckland’s secondary school’s talent on display across the Diversity and Māori stages.

The Māori stage came to life, showcasing the high level kapa haka skills of schools including: Baradene College, Rutherford College, Epsom Girls Grammar, Ngā Puna O Waiо̄rea – О̄ Rehu, Westlake Girls’ High School, Sacred Heart College Teina, James Cook High School – Te Pūtake, James Cook High School – Te Pou Herenga Waka and Ngā Puna O Waiо̄rea – Ngā Oho.

The Māori stage continues today with a full raft of schools, all competing for the bragging rights of best performance.

Highlights of the first two days can be found here and here. The full performances can be found here and the rest of Polyfest 2022 can be livestreamed on the ASB Polyfest website.

The second day of Polyfest 2022 also marked the final performances of the the Diversity stage followed by a hard fought prize giving with the winners and runners up for each category as follows:

Africa Continent
1st – Rutherford College African fusion group

America Continent
1st – Manurewa High School Hawaiian group

Asia Continent
3rd – Avondale College Sri Lankan group
2nd – Macleans College Indian group
1st – Avondale College Indian group

Oceania Continent
3rd – Massey High School Tuvaluan group
2nd – Kelston Girls High School Fijian group
1st – Papatoetoe High School Fijian group

Overall Diversity Stages Winners 2022
Rutherford College African fusion group

*Europe Continent not awarded in 2022