February 12, 2016
Maori and Island sounds celebrated at Portage Crossing Festival
The Mangere Bridge foreshore is the place to be tomorrow afternoon for the annual Portage Festival.
Put on by the Manukau Urban Maori Authority, it features entertainment on land and on the water.
There’s a mix of new and old, with the Bridge’s resident hip hop star Savage sharing the stage with the legendary John Rowles, youngster Whenua Patuwai and Tigilau Ness’s Pacific Unity band.
MUMA head Willie Jackson says it’s a great southside event.
"I just love these things for the community. They come along, enjoy the day, hear some of our great Maori and Pacific Island music, see a bit of culture with a bit of waka, can't get better days than that," he says.
The Portage Crossing Festival starts at the Mangere Bridge Foreshore around 11.30 am
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