Come and see us when we're out and about in the community to get inspired about your future. Here's more information about the events that we regularly attend, as well as our 2020 calendar.

ASB Polyfest

Around 150 secondary school students, leaders, teachers and support teams from across the schools represented at Polyfest will gather at Unitec for the two-day Polyfest Leaders’ Conference on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  The programme will include leadership and creative workshops, along with cultural master classes, and is intended to provide students with additional tools that can be applied to Polyfest preparations, as well as home and school life.

Unitec hosts the Diversity Stage at this year’s ASB Polyfest for the second year running, working in conjunction with the Diversity Stage Coordinators and Stage Host School Aorere College.

Polyfest is the largest Māori and Pacific Islands Festival in the world, and features traditional music, dance and speech from more than 12,000 Auckland secondary school students on six different stages: Cook Islands, Māori, Niue, Samoan, Tongan and Diversity.  The event, which is in its 45th year this year, is billed as a celebration of youth performance and a showcase of New Zealand’s diverse cultures.

Andrea Thumath, Director of Unitec Pathways College (UPC) and Students Under-25 Success, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with the ASB Polyfest again, and in particular to have guardianship of the Diversity Stage.  We look forward to welcoming students and teachers to Unitec this week to help them prepare for Polyfest, and to celebrate the diversity of communities we have here in Auckland.”

There’s only one way to get through some things: TOGETHER. Unitec’s Performing and Screen Arts students and Discipline Leader for Dance, Charles Koroneho, responded to the #asbpolyfestdancechallenge with this beautifully choreographed piece. To the talented performers, teachers, whānau, supporters and crew who have put their hearts and souls into ASB Polyfest 2020…this one is for you! Today we celebrate your commitment, mahi and aroha. Kia kaha, kia manawanui!

Unitec's UPC team at Polyfest

Jacinda Ardern and the UPC Team

Waitangi @Waititi

A whānau friendly event featuring NZ's finest musicians! plenty of tasty kai and kids rides.

Sirens and Sounds

An event that showcases the work of NZ Emergency Services in a fun way, with music and entertainment, community groups, food stalls run by local schools and providers.

Our planned activities & events

Check out our 2021 events calendar to see the activities we have planned at Unitec, as well as community events we're involved in. Take a look at upcoming events and workshops for more details so you know what to expect, and more importantly, where you'll have the opportunity to meet our team and chat with us.

Check out our 2020 calendar

Upcoming events

  • 6th Feb – Waitangi @ Waititi
  • November (date tbc) – Sirens and Sounds

On Campus

  • 13th February – Career Advisors Day
  • July and October - School Holiday Workshops (for year 11, 12 and 13 secondary school students)
  • 5th September – Open Day 
  • 23rd - 27th November – Year 9 & 10 Go Live (for year 10 secondary school students) - Places are now FULL

Check out our events on campus