Auckland teacher Tupou Manapori has been involved in Auckland's Polyfest since its inception 40 years ago. She is a a teacher at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate formerly Hillary College in Otara.
Polyfest began in 1975 with just four schools taking part in the secondary schools Maori and Pacific Islands Cultural festival.
Now more than 60 Auckland High schools participate and many cultures are represented at the annual event.
The 2015 Polyfest is being held at the Manukau Sports Bowl 18-21 March.