Past Event12 Aug 2023

Word - The Front Line 2023 Semi-Finals 1

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Waitakere Rooms, Aotea Centre

Special Events

It is the ten-year anniversary of Word – The Front Line, the only creative battlefield of its kind in Aotearoa. Come along with your whānau and friends to celebrate the top 14 high school teams elevating in their craft.

Check out the incredible poems and fresh voices that these young leaders, storytellers and changemakers will drop on the mic....

We have two semi-final heats across two venues as they battle it out for a chance to compete at the Grand Slam. 

This year the semi-finals will be in two different locations on two different dates.


  • Michael Park School
  • Northcote College
  • Mount Roskill Grammar
  • Auckland Girls Grammar
  • Onehunga High School
  • Aorere College
  • Papakura High School

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