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ASB Polyfest 2017 - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (Series Two, Episode Seven) Television (Full Length Episode) – 2017 Documentary Te Reo Arts/Culture Māori

ASB Polyfest 2017 - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (Series Two, Episode Seven)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2017 Documentary Te Reo Arts/Culture Māori

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Polyfest, the annual secondary schools' Māori and Pacific Island cultural festival, attracts around 90,000 people and 9000 performers from 64 schools to Manukau Sports Bowl. The 2017 Māori Television coverage, hosted by Sonny Ngatai, showcased every kapa haka performance over 50 30 minute slots. This episode features former winners and 2016 runners-up Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (Western Springs College), who perform routines including poi and haka. Puawai Taiapa (Pūkana) and social media stars Cougar Boys and Chardé Heremaia (Memoirs of a Māori) interview rangatahi.

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Sonny Ngatai

Presenter

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Brendon Butt

Director

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Kereti Rautangata

Director

It was trick.
– A Cougar Boy gets an unusual review of a performance from a crowd member