With an estimated 2000 people, most of whom will be arriving in Rarotonga from the pa enua, participating in Te Maeva Nui this year, the countdown is on to make sure all is ready for the nation’s biggest annual celebration, starting on July 27.
Cook Islanders in New Zealand are playing their part in the reduction of carbon emissions by using recycled materials to produce tivaevae, or traditional quilting.
Local film-maker Josh Teariki Baker’s short film A Boy From Rarotonga has won the Moana Award for Best Female Actor at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival in New Zealand.
A study on how traditional monuments around the Pacific were built is being conducted by a group of four archaeologists from the United Kingdom on a four-week visit to Rarotonga.
Government agencies involved in next month’s Te Maeva Nui celebrations have met to discuss the challenges presented by staging such a large-scale event.
A capacity crowd filled St Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral yesterday morning for a requiem mass for one of the island’s most loved and respected residents, “Mousie” Skews.