Celebrating 40 years of Polyfest

CELEBRATIONS: Nga Puna o Waiarea from Western Springs College opened the launch of the 40th Polyfest with an explosive performance.

12:16 PM  The largest Maori and Pacific Island festival in the world is getting ready to celebrate 40 years.

Fruit flies foil school fundraiser

BIG LOSS: Students from the Maori immersion unit at Western Springs College, from left: Ngatau Leaf, Awatea Wihongi, Tiakina Te Kare, Isaia Te Kare and Tyler Rhyse. The unit usually raises about $25,000 from fundraising at the Pasifika Festival.

Fruit flies are preventing two central Auckland schools from fundraising during the Pasifika Festival.

Hats off to new sensor

KIWI INNOVATION: The UV Sensor installed at Just Kidz Educare Dannemora’s playground.

New technology is telling an early childhood centre when hats and sunblock should be worn.

No takers for condom handout

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Taranaki high schools have no plans to follow an Auckland school by handing out condoms.

Fascination inspiration

Starry eyed: Dave John Owen has opened a new space centre in Kihikihi to teach Kiwis about astronomy and space exploration.

A man with a keen interest in the final frontier has launched his own space centre which aims to educate others on life outside of Earth.

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