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The Polyfest Trust Board

Focus area: Community Support
The Polyfest Trust Board

The Polyfest Trust stages an annual festival of culture, youth and colour on a grand scale, hosting 9,000 high school performers and 90,000 spectators every year. It is the largest Polynesian cultural festival of its kind.

Last year, the trust celebrated its 40th consecutive festival celebrating the cultural richness of Auckland’s young people. The event carries immense significance for the participating students and affirms the importance of identity and diversity in the Auckland of today.

The viability of the four-day ASB Polyfest is heavily reliant on community funding and sponsorship. The Polyfest Trust Board is grateful for the significant ongoing support of Foundation North – support which has
ensured the event remains both sustainable and of the highest quality for performers and visitors alike. We look forward to strengthening the relationship with Foundation North into the future as we continue to invest in growing our greatest resource - the young men and women of our communities.
- Patrick Drumm, Chairperson