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Polyfest Hutt Valley goes pro water

27 July 2017

Polyfest Hutt Valley 2017 is going to be a vibrant celebration of Pasifika song and dance and Kapa Haka in the Hutt Valley.

The festival includes 46 performances from 43 schools/centres from early childhood right through to secondary schools from across the Hutt Valley. It is run over five nights starting from 3 July with a revolving schedule of schools performing each night at the Walter Nash Centre. Polyfest is a big event with about 1200 people attending per night. Performers spend months preparing for their Polyfest performance.

“Polyfest Hutt Valley provides a great opportunity for schools to come together to celebrate and embrace their cultures and perform together. Koraunui School has organised this event for six years and it keeps getting bigger and better” says Luana Leuluai, teacher and Polyfest organiser from Koraunui School.

This year Polyfest is proud to be pro water and is supporting the “Go the H2O” movement and the “baby teeth matter” campaign.  Free water, tea and coffee will be available and those attending are encouraged to bring their own water bottle or mug to minimise the amount of waste from the event.  All food packaging will be compostable and Kai to Compost bins will make sure that this big event has a small waste footprint. 

“Polyfest is proud to be pro water, it is great to see our young performers choosing to drink water and making good choices for their health” says Leuluai.

The pro water status of Polyfest is important because when we choose water, it means we’re not drinking sweet drinks which contribute to many preventable health conditions including obesity and poor oral health.

Healthy Families Lower Hutt and Te Awakairangi Health Network are supporting Polyfest Hutt Valley 2017 to be a pro water event.