Polyfest 2016

6 August - 11 September


The Polyfest theme for 2016 is Hāngaia tō Haeranga – Navigate your Journey.

We are using a vaka/waka symbol to capture the essence of this.


This is an exciting concept as it has so many possibilities with reference to the past, present and possible future and interpretations of the theme have taken many directions.


Waka are significant because they not only carry people but they bring with them their hopes and dreams, their cargo and taonga (treasures), their generations and lineage. Another aspect that could be explored are the stars, winds and tides which all have a part to play in directing the waka and as such, directing futures.