Wednesday, 11 March 2020 saw the return of the annual Fia Fia Night at Rutherford College. Celebrating the diversity of Rutherford through the cultural dances and performances of the Samoan, Indian, African, and Kapa Haka groups – 2020’s Fia Fia Night was both powerful and mesmerizing.
The turnout of supporters this year at the Fia Fia Night was outstanding. All those who came to support the groups did so in a way that truly gave the night a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The overwhelming support from friends, family and the school, made the night one to remember as it allowed for the multicultural environment of Rutherford to flourish.
The dedication of staff, students and other supporting members over the weeks leading up to this event and further on to Polyfest was extremely visible as every performance featured a breathtaking interpretation of the cultures represented. The night featured a spectacular display from the Samoan Group followed by an enticing and energetic Indian Dance before a vigorous showcase from the African Group followed by the strong and meaningful closing performance of the Kapa Haka group. The night was rounded off by the school Haka – performed by all the members of the cultural groups as a final send off to the supporters who came.
Rutherford’s cultural department would like to thank all the staff involved in preparing the amazing performances that we were blessed with and to all the students who put their time and hard work into making this night a success. We would also like to thank all those who came along to support the groups and make the evening special. We wish the very best to the groups as they go to Polyfest – as, after this evening, we know they’ll all be fantastic