There was also a visit from HMNZS Otago which included another function on board the ship, and to crown it all off, a magnificent ceremony at Constitution Park on Tuesday, followed by a concert and float parade. These photos recall some of the action.
Te Maeva Nui has come to an end – and what a week it has been! As well as some stunning cultural performances at the National Auditorium, there was a visit from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and a huge group of international diplomats.
- Rakahanga injected a couple of contemporary dance moves into their Reo Tupuna during Tuesday night's Te Maeva Nui show at the National Auditorium on Tuesday night.
- A Chinese musician in action during international night at the auditorium.
- Legendary performer Jake Numanga with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key at a reception at Ngatipa, the New Zealand High Commissioner’s residence, on Monday night. Watch for more photos from this event in CI News soon.
- Aitutaki wowed Tuesday's Te Maeva Nui audience with their Ura Pau to wrap up the night's performances, which included some skilful dancing on stilts.
- Ballet performers added to the variety on off er during Te Maeva Nui’s international night.
- The Royal New Zealand Navy band entertained at the Punanga Nui market last Saturday.
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The Cook Islands News Team