Maori and Pasifika culture takes centre stage

Portobello School’s Parihaumia members perform at the Otago Early Childhood and Schools Maori and Pacific Island Festival (Polyfest) in Dunedin’s Edgar Centre last night.

They were the first of about 160 groups containing up to 7000 pupils from across Otago that will perform at the centre throughout this week.

Because of the event’s popularity, an extra day of performances has been added this year.

More than 1000 people attended last night’s performances, and helped organisers celebrate the event’s 25th birthday. 

Photo: Peter McIntosh
Photo: Peter McIntosh

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