Who was pale faced Samoan at the Polyfest?

Plenty of onlookers were bemused by his presence when Connor Bellet joined the St Peter’s College Samoan Group ahead of this year’s Polyfest.

Bellett was the sole white kid in the Samoan culture group.

He said he had trouble persuading some people he was serious when he decided to join his Samoan friends in the group this year. The festival performance required about seven weeks of practice, 18 hours a week, but Bellett persisted.

“I’ve got a lot of Samoan friends. It’s one of those things where you get a chance to do it at school but, once you leave, you’ll never be able to do it again.”

St Peter’s were underdogs. But they proved the doubters wrong at last week’s big event, taking out the top award at the Samoan Stage.


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