Te Mire ‘Ura dancer of the year begins

Tuesday April 30, 2019 Written by Published in Culture
The 2018 Te Mire ‘Ura junior winners Nicolea Mateariki and Macshane Ngapoe. 19042911 The 2018 Te Mire ‘Ura junior winners Nicolea Mateariki and Macshane Ngapoe. 19042911

The Ministry of Culture’s Te Mire ‘Ura Junior and Intermediate International dancer of the year competition starts at 6.30pm on Thursday evening at the National Auditorium.

Motor Centre is on board with sponsorship of $3600 towards the youth event. General manager Teariki Pennycook says the company has supported young development for many years and have also donated toward school educational programmes.

To avoid long queues and frustration, purchase your tickets at the Ministry of Culture prior to the night of competition – tickets are adults $5 and children $2.

The popular and entertaining Masters and Golden Oldies dance event will be held this coming Friday May 3 at Rehab night club in town; pre-purchased tickets are $5 with entry on the evening at $10, VIP tickets are also available for $30 pp (group of 4) that includes a bottle of wine.

The Seniors Open dance section will take place next Thursday May 9 at the National Auditorium.     

Junior dancers: Kaena Short - Apii Avarua, Paulina Taringa - Apii Takitumu, Sounuu Gempton - Apii Takitumu, Daniel Apii Jnr - Arorangi/Tereora College, Te Koha Shortland - Manihiki/Tereora College, Petania College - Mangaia Enua, Aaron Harry - Mangaia Enua, Caluina Bishop - Aitutaki Enua, Akai Tuakeu - Aitutaki Enua, Aura Metua – Avarua and Macshane Ngapoe - Aitutaki Enua.

Intermediate dancers: Roimata Araitia - Rangiatea/Tereora College, Nicolea Mateariki - Mauke Enua, Toru Mateariki - Mauke Enua, Piritau Nga Jnr - Auau Enua, Davinia Aererua - Rarotonga/Te Au O Tonga, Mii Pita - Vaka Puaikura, Deana Ngametua - Mangaia Enua and Tupou Manavaikai - Aitutaki Enua.

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