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PMN News' Atutahi Potaka-Dewes and Candice Ama have been providing live coverage of Polyfest 2024.

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Polyfest 2024: Keeping it 'reel' with PMN's live coverage

Check out our series of live interviews with performers, organisers, fans and even our Deputy Prime Minister at Polyfest 2024.

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22 March 2024, 11:37pm
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Over the last few days PMN News' Atutahi Potaka-Dewes and Candice Ama have been bringing us live interviews with a range of attendees at Polyfest 2024.

But if you haven't been following our coverage via Instagram, here's most of the interviews in one place.

Live from the Diversity stage

The ASB Polyfest Diversity stage highlights cultures that don't appear on the Samoa, Niue, Tonga, Cook Islands and Māori stages and Atutahi was able to talk to a number of performers who took part on Thursday.

Part one


Part two

Out and about

Polyfest is not only about Pacific food and cultural performances, but also a chance for organisations to run activations and workshops or sell products.

The Waka AI (Ancestral Intelligence) tent

Looking forward to the Polyfest's 50th

Next year Polyfest turns 50 and director of the event, Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu, addressed dignitaries, sponsors and stakeholders regarding the challenges her team have faced putting this event together and what's being planned next.

Have you tried horse?

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters also addressed the audience alongside other supporters of this event. Unfortunately the Deputy PM wasn't able to answer further questions, including whether he's tried the Tongan dish lo'i hoosi.

The history of Polyfest with former Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio:

Speeches from dignitaries:

A final wrap from Atutahi (with special comment from Candice)