01 Sep Cracking Cultural Nights
This year, the excitement was doubled as Cultural Night ran over two nights — as opposed to the usual one. The college hall looked vibrant and decorated, with a breathtaking new banner that a team of students and staff worked on for over a term. A total of 13 groups performed two sold-out shows, raising over $5,000 for the I Am Hope organisation in support of mental health.
Our Cultural Nights this year allowed us to embrace our distinctive identities while bonding as a community. The wide range of performances dazzled, moved, and got the hearts of all audience members pumping. The Kapa Haka, Fijian, Filipino, Cultural Diversity, Chinese, and Cook Islands groups kicked the nights off before the intermission — where Totara House provided drinks and snacks with their fundraiser for the Totara Hospice. The energy was high as the PAKPOP, African, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Samoan, and Tongan groups performed, along with a singing of the national anthem and a beautiful haka tauhoko, Tika Tonu to conclude the evenings.
Both shows were extremely successful, and it was amazing to see months of hard work come to fruition in front of over 800 audience members. Special thanks to the 13 Cultural Groups, their teachers in charge, Totara House, Sound and Lighting, Project Manager Crew, Floor Plan Team, Banner Team, and many more. We truly appreciate your time, passion, and dedication to making this event happen. We’re already looking forward to next year!
⎯ The 2022 Cultural Council Team