ASB Polyfest 12-15 March 2014

Stage Debrief Meetings and Evaluation for 2014
In order to allow schools to have the chance to evaluate and review how stages can improve for our future events, stages will be providing schools the opportunity to do so through debrief meetings and evaluation forms. Please review the below protocol as per stage regarding debrief and evaluation:
Maori Stage Debrief Hui - 4.30pm, Thursday 27th March at Nga Puna o Waiorea, Western Springs College, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs
Samoan Stage Debrief Meeting - 4.30pm, Thursday 27th March at Avondale College, entry at Gate 1 F Block. Victor Street Avondale
Diversity Stage Debrief Meeting - 4.30pm, Thursday 27th March at Papatoetoe High School Staffroom, Nicholson Avenue, Papatoetoe 
Cook Islands Stage Debrief Meeting - Tuesday 1st April, 4.30pm at Aorere College Staffroom, Portage Road, Papatoetoe
Niue Stage Debrief Meeting - 5.00pm, Friday 4th April - Room NR106 (Ground Floor), NR Building, MIT North Campus
As for the Tongan Stage, there will be no debrief meeting held. Instead, please expect an evaluation form that will be sent through this week to the teachers in charge of all groups that performed on the Tongan Stage. These forms are to be completed and sent through by 12pm, Wednesday 2nd April to be reviewed by the Stage Committee.
Please direct any queries through to the Schools Liaison:

Saturday, 15th March Event Update: ASB Polyfest postponed until Tuesday

The ASB Polyfest has postponed its final day until Tuesday, 18 March at the Manukau Sports Bowl due to safety concerns as a result of Cyclone Lusi.

A decision was made early Saturday morning by festival organisers that the safety of students and the public had to come first, and that the only prudent decision was to postpone the final festival day until Tuesday.

Organisers had been following the movement of the Cyclone all week, and were advised to wait until early Saturday morning before making a final decision on whether or not to proceed with today’s programme.

While the logistic of postponing one of Auckland’s largest events is significant, public safety meant that a postponement had to be made.

ASB Polyfest Event Director, Theresa Howard said – “this is the first time in the 39 year history of the ASB Polyfest, that we have had to postpone one of the days, but in light of the weather conditions as a result of the Cyclone, the only prudent decision was to postpone our final day.”

Howard went on to say - “we want to give students the opportunity to perform on the stages and setting that they are familiar with, so in consultation with schools and our stage co-ordinators, we have decided to hold the festival’s final day on Tuesday”

The first three days of the festival have been held in sunshine with huge crowds enjoying the colour and culture from the ASB Polyfest’s six stages.  Yesterday’s programme, was highlighted with a visit from Prime Minister – John Key who was greeted with a rousing reception at the Massey University Tongan Stage, and a special performance from visiting Tongan school - Takuilau College.

The Hapai Te Hauora Maori Stage is holding its Division 1 competition today at the Trusts Stadium, Waitakere as they were unable to postpone to a later date due to commitments to the national kapa haka that students had next week.

Stage co-ordinator – Chris Selwyn said “Nga Puni o Waiorea Western Springs College would not have been able to host the Maori stage on any other day.”

The final day of the 2014 ASB Polyfest will be held at the Manukau Sports Bowl from Tuesday, 18 March.  Entry is $5 with pre-school children free of charge.

For More Information:

Media Liaison:                 Dean Wilson                       Mob (021) 637-636

The ASB Polyfest Maori Stage Division One schedule for Saturday, 15th March has been relocated.
This has been confirmed to now be held at:

The Trusts Stadium
Central Park Drive, Henderson
$5 entry, pre-schoolers FREE



The ASB Polyfest is a Drug and Alcohol free event and we are proud to be