The presentation function held at the National Auditorium proved a lively one as the islands and vaka representatives gave a glimpse of what can be expected in the celebrations, which start with an official opening and float parade on Friday.
Representatives from Cook Islands Trading Corporation (CITC), Bluesky Cook Islands and Bank of the Cook Islands were present to give away the food items.
Deputy prime minister Mark Brown, Culture minister George Maggie and Culture secretary Anthony Turua were also present.
The sponsors said they were pleased to partner with the Ministry of Cultural Development to support the 53rd Constitution celebrations.
Te Maeva Nui is a week-long national culture and dance event held each year to celebrate the August 4th birthday of the Cook Islands as an independent nation.
The event will showcase cultural festivities and celebrations through the arts, crafts, music, song, dance and local food.
The theme for this year’s TMN is ‘Te Au Arapo O Toku Matakeinanga/’Enua - The Traditional Calendars of my Ancestors/Island”.