Competitors in the world’s largest Polynesian festival competition have returned to Auckland’s Manukau Sports Bowl, reveals The Spinoff, but this year they’re performing to an empty stadium. ASB Polyfest is available to watch via live stream on its website and on Māori Television. As with other major events and competitions this year – including the recent Winter Olympics – nobody but performers, their tutors, venue coordinators, accredited media and judges are allowed on site.