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Large turnout for Te Mire Penu

Wednesday May 15, 2019

The Ministry of Cultural Development’s spectacular Te Mire Penu dance show on Monday night drew a large crowd of 500 diners to the international event, held under the domes for the first time, at the national auditorium.

Overseas dancers ready to go

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Cook Islands overseas performers from New Zealand and Australia arrived on the island last week to participate in the Te Mire Penu held last night, and the International Dancer of the Year (Te Mire ‘Ura Nui) competition that begins tomorrow evening at the National Auditorium.

Diamonds are forever, the old advertising slogan says. But now, it seems, flowers are forever, too.

The children of the Cook Islands are promising the world for their mums, tomorrow on Mother’s Day – now it’s time to deliver.

Hannalei, Edward win titles

Saturday May 11, 2019

A large crowd attended the 2019 Te Mire ‘Ura Seniors cultural dance competition at the National Auditorium on Thursday night.

Cook Islands Badminton “Shuttle Time” classes for school students started this week - and they have a new target to hit for.

For the first time a glamorous cultural evening of a seated island-night buffet while watching the Te Ura Penu dance competition, will take place under the Domes at the National Auditorium on Monday.

St Joseph’s primary school showed their appreciation to 18-year-old Louise Gainford who has raised funds for books and stationery for schools on Rarotonga.

Ingrid Waugh, the District Governor for the Rotary District 9920 of New Zealand, was recently on the island for the first time to celebrate the Rarotonga Rotary’s 50th anniversary.

Arriving just in time

Thursday May 09, 2019

MOTHER’S Day is this Sunday,and Cook Islanders all over the world are dipping into their pockets to say thank you to their mums. Sandra Lazaro (right) with her new baby girl Shirley Haven Napa who entered the world on Tuesday night about 11.40pm is celebrating Mother's Day with her new born.

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