The ASB Polyfest, Auckland’s Secondary Schools Māori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival, is back for 2023.
Celebrating 48 years of Polyfest history, this event will re-open its gates after a year of COVID-19 restrictions to family, friends, stallholders, and especially student performers.
ASB Polyfest organisers are expecting large crowds and students eager to perform live and across several cultural stages.
The 2023 theme is Mana Motuhake which translates into creating one's destiny for this year’s event. This can encompass many meanings, so each stage will incorporate what Mana Motuhake means to them.
The 2023 ASB Polyfest features two key dates and venues as the Māori stage performances are delayed this year so students can participate in Te Matatini (the largest Kapa Haka competition) in February and have time to prepare and perform on the ASB Polyfest Maori stage in early April.
The official powhiri is on 8 March 2023 and will be attended by all participating stages (Cook Islands, Diversity, Maori, Niue, Samoa and Tonga).
ASB Polyfest dates: 8 - 11 March & 3 - 5 April 2023
- Stages: Cook Islands, Diversity, Niue, Samoa and Tonga (8 - 11 March)
Venue: Manukau Sports Bowl, Te Irirangi Drive, Manukau
- ASB Polyfest Māori Stage performance (3 - 5 April)
Venue: Due Drop Events Centre, Manukau (formerly Vodafone Events Centre)
We encourage you to book tickets online to avoid queues.
For more event information, visit our website asbpolyfest.co.nz