Maori Week ends on a high note

Friday April 15, 2016 Written by Published in Culture
Team Vaka Te Au O Tonga stole the show during the Maori Week celebrations at the National Auditorium yesterday. 16041509 Team Vaka Te Au O Tonga stole the show during the Maori Week celebrations at the National Auditorium yesterday. 16041509

APII  Avarua ended their Maori week in style yesterday with children dressed in their Pareu wear according to their Vaka Colours.

 

The weeklong celebration ended on a high note yesterday re-phrase emphasizing the importance of preserving the Maori identity, in particular their language.

The school’s head, Engia Baxter, said the programme had been exciting and enjoyable not only for the students, but for the teachers too.

A wide variety of activities had been put together by the various schools to make the day an exciting one for all.

Activities included oratory contests, site visitation, sports competition, singing and dancing.

She reminded parents and those present yesterday that there was a need for Cook Islanders to preserve their culture and identity.

More awareness was needed to remind people about the importance of holding on to their traditional values and most importantly, knowing who they were.

 

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